Massively Multiplayer Online Brawler ‘Happy Wars’ Coming to XBLA This Fall, Free-to-Play
For the first time, Microsoft will be publishing a free-to-play massively-multiplayer brawler for Xbox Live Arcade called Happy Wars. It launches this Fall for the low, low cost of $0 for Xbox Live Gold members.
With support for up to 30 players on two teams of 15, Happy Wars’ focus is on cel-shaded, tactical combat that has you duking it out with enemy players, taking over their castles, and customizing your character to your heart’s content.
And with three classes to select from (warrior, cleric and mage) and styles ranging from cute to comical to tough, it looks like you’ll have be hard-pressed to find a clothing combination you won’t like.
Though the game has been announced as free-to-play, Microsoft nor its developer on the game Toylogic have announced how they plan to make money on it. My gut tells me that we’ll see Microsoft Point-based microtransactions on new items like weapons and outfits, but that’s just an educated guess. It could also be ad-supported; it could be sponsored by Doritos; it could simply be free.
In addition to the game’s multiplayer offering, Happy Wars will happily provide an offline mode with a campaign stuffed with single player missions.
Happy Wars launches this fall and will be free to download and play for Xbox Live Gold members.