New release: Battleheart

In the course of my investigations into new(ish) indie RPGs I haven’t learned of yet, I’ve discovered Battleheart, a real-time squad-based RPG by Mika Mobile. This was released back in 2011, but hey: it’s new to me.

In keeping with the recent trend, there’s not much of a plot to speak of–or if there is, the developers aren’t speaking about it. Here’s the premise:

Battleheart distills some of the greatest elements of roleplaying games and real-time strategy into pocket-sized form! Create a unique party of heroes, and lead them in frantic real-time battles against monsters of ever increasing power. Lay waste to your foes with dozens of unique special powers as you gain experience, upgrade your party’s equipment, and craft them into the ultimate battle force!

The feature list:

• Easily command your army via simple touch commands.
• Create a unique party from numerous character classes, including stealthy rogues, powerful wizards and stoic knights!
• Customize your heroes via dozens of unique skills – literally hundreds of class and skill combinations!
• Make the most of your party’s skills to control the battlefield – turn your opponents into frogs, stun them with poisons, or simply destroy them with meteor strikes and whirlwinds of steel!
• Over 100 unique items to collect and equip across a 30+ level campaign, complete with epic boss battles!
• Put your custom party to the ultimate test in survival arenas, where rare and unique rewards can be found!
• Incredibly sharp animation and art designed specifically for cutting edge mobile devices!

In case that doesn’t give you enough of a sense of how this thing plays out, this trailer should probably help:

You can pick up Battleheart for $2.99; it’s on the Apple app store for iPhone or iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices.

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