The day has come! North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East are live! (Japan, China and Korea - we haven’t forgotten - we’re working on you guys already!)
To celebrate our launch, we will be hosting our first ever two hour Vainglory streaming event on Twitch TV together with The pro League of Legends player and streamer Zekent, who has over 45 million views to date. Tune into http://www.twitch.tv/vainglory from 1pm to 3pm PT to watch how Vainglory is played like a pro.
If you haven’t seen the game yet check out our shiny new launch trailer below, as well as the earlier LAN party trailer, which together capture what Vainglory is all about!
And finally below, a message from us to all of our players out there:
This is really just the beginning. We’re already hard at work adding more heroes and features to the game. Enough talk, now let’s go play a match!
Our official press release with all the details is copied below.
Super Evil Megacorp Unleashes Vainglory, the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) Perfected for Touch Screens
San Mateo, Calif. — Nov. 18, 2014 — The LAN party is back! Super Evil Megacorp, a group of core-game developers that hail from the likes of Riot Games and Blizzard Entertainment, today launched Vainglory exclusively on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Vainglory is the first game from this studio entirely focused on bringing core-gaming experiences to touch devices.
Vainglory was featured during Apple’s keynote in September, and it has already been praised as “Epic” by Cult of Mac and “the MOBA lover’s dream” by MMORPG. Vainglory is an unapologetically core MOBA that immerses players in a vivid world where they become powerful heroes with unique abilities. Built with Apple’s most advanced technology and the company’s proprietary E.V.I.L. engine, Vainglory brings a new class of ultra-high fidelity graphics and control responsiveness to touch devices.
“Vainglory is not about casualizing a core genre or making a direct port of an existing game,” said Stephan Sherman, Chief Creative Officer of Super Evil Megacorp. “To make Vainglory, we started from scratch to create that core MOBA experience — the highs and the lows, the build-up of anticipation, the sweet victory or bitter defeat. We want you to feel how it feels to play a core game — with the immediacy of touch.
“Vainglory opens up a whole new world of experiences in touch-screen gaming by playing together with friends in the same room, as a LAN party. While queuing up solo for online multiplayer games is fun and rewarding, the intensity of team play with friends around the table is incredible. Plus, trash talk. It’s like the LAN parties of old — except no heavy PC equipment required.”
To ring in Vainglory’s launch today, professional League of Legends player and streamer George “Zekent” Liu of Team Curse fame will be hosting a live launch stream of Vainglory from 1-3 p.m. (PT) today at twitch.tv/vainglory.
Vainglory features fast-paced, 20-minute online multiplayer matches in which players across the globe battle it out in teams of three. Players become powerful heroes, each with their own lore and special abilities. More features and content are added to the game on an ongoing basis. Players experience intuitive, precision controls that effectively translate — and in some cases even improve — how MOBAs are traditionally played on PC.
Vainglory is available for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad or at www.AppStore.com/vainglory
For easy downloading, go to AppStore.com/vainglory.
For more information, visit http://www.vainglorygame.com/.
For community-created hero guides and a comprehensive game wiki, check out http://www.vaingloryfire.com/.
About Super Evil Megacorp
Super Evil Megacorp is a team of masters-at-their-craft game developers from companies including Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment and Rockstar Games. We strive to be the best home for core-gaming talent, committed to crafting unapologetically core 1,000+ hour gaming experiences for touch screens. The company’s first title is Vainglory, an intense real-time action MOBA perfected for touch. Super Evil Megacorp has raised $15M in funding from backers including General Catalyst, Signia Venture Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Initial Capital, The Raine Group and ZhenFund. For more information, visit http://www.superevilmegacorp.com/ and http://www.vainglorygame.com/.