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Arena of Valor

A year after it was originally announced, Arena of Valor appears to have a Switch release date. Tencent added a listing to the Japanese eShop today, which shows that it’s launching on September 25.

Arena of Valor also has eShop pages in North America and Europe. However, neither of these listings have a release date. That being said, a worldwide launch is likely.

Source: Switch eShop

Arena of Valor was originally a mobile game. For the Switch version, Tencent has taken that base, but has made some improvements and changes.

Something we heard about previously is that Arena of Valor will have boosted visuals on Switch. Engadget says this extends to animations as well, and there will be enhanced lighting effects by smoothing out rough lines and adding elements such as fluttering butterflies to the maps.

Arena of Valor launches for Switch in September. The Nintendo Switch Online subscription service is also arriving in the same month. Thankfully, the two won’t be connected as Tencent has confirmed you won’t need to be a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber in order to play.

A theory has been going around that free-to-play games on Switch won’t require a Nintendo Switch Online membership. This certainly backs up that speculation.


Next month, Arena of Valor will finally be seeing its full release on Switch. Have a look at 16 minutes of direct-feed footage below.

This week, Tencent finally determined a release month for the Switch version of Arena of Valor. We can expect to see the game on the eShop sometime in September.

Pre-registration is now open on the official website here. Tencent will be giving out these bonuses to those who do so: Maloch 7-day Trial Card, Level 3 (Top Level) Arcana Chest, 100 Gems, and a 3-day Double EXP Card.

Tencent has provided more details about next month’s launch for Arena of Valor on Switch.

First up, the 5v5 team-based game will allow fans to play anyone in the world at any time thanks to a global server. Players can play with each other regardless of the territory they’re located in or what eShop they obtained the game from.

Arena of Valor was originally announced for Switch during a Nintendo Direct last year. We’ve seen a couple of betas since then, including a session in June.

Tencent is now almost ready for Arena of Valor’s full launch on Switch. In a new video posted below, it’s confirmed that the game will launch in September. Tencent is including enhanced visuals for the Switch release, along with traditional controls and more.

As we reported last week, Arena of Valor is holding a closed beta starting today in North America and Europe. As part of this event, some additional footage has been uploaded of the upcoming MOBA. You can check it out below:

As we reported last week, Arena of Valor’s closed beta on Switch will be held June 28 in North America and Europe. Players can still register for the beta test here. You can check out over 20 minutes of gameplay footage below:

Tencent has announced that Arena of Valor’s closed beta on Switch will be held a week from today. The event is set for June 28 in both North America and Europe. Despite it being so close, it seems that you can still register here.

The beta will allow Switch players to experience 5v5 competitive action. When the servers are live, there will be unlimited play for the duration of the event.

Get a look at a new trailer for Arena of Valor below.


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