Arena of Valor has taken the Chinese gaming market by storm and now it's set to debut to a whole new gaming audience, one with vast numbers itself. The Nintendo Switch version of Arena of Valor is now set to officially launch next week, according to a Wednesday press release (via Variety Gaming).
Arena of Valor is a 5v5 MOBA, which originally launched on mobile devices in China. The game has spread internationally and has a massive player base around the world. That player base will be able to tie their accounts to their Nintendo Switch IDs, which will grant them in-game currency to give them a headstart. The game will include 39 heroes at launch, with more set to join in the coming months. Interestingly, a Nintendo Switch Online membership will not be required to play Arena of Valor.
The Nintendo Switch version of Arena of Valor is coming off a successful beta and is already finding a Western audience, both on the casual and competitive side. For more on the esports side of Arena of Valor, revisit our E3 2018 interview with Tencent's Ramon Hermann.