Level Infinite announced a global release for Honor of Kings, one of the highest-grossing mobile games of all time. Originally published by Tencent Games for Mainland China and developed by TiMi Studios, this multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game will come to all players by the end of this year.
Level Infinite will take over publishing for Honor of King’s global roll-out, with developers mentioning closed beta tests on the way this July. In 2017, Tencent released a similar version of Honor of Kings to the US and Europe titled Arena of Valor. Now, Honor of Kings in its entirety will reach all gamers’ phones. The game is a 5v5 MOBA where players can choose characters from Chinese mythology to create powerful teams. Honor of Kings has all the mechanics of a standard MOBA where players can take control of a character to eliminate non-player characters and real players alike. Its variety of game modes are focused on competitive matchmaking such as Rift of Kings (5v5) which is Honor of Kings’ most commonly played game mode.
We have great news! We will be rolling out Honor of Kings by TiMi Studio Group to you global gamers by the end of this year!
Rounds of closed beta tests will be gradually announced starting next month.
Please be patient and stay tuned for more updates! pic.twitter.com/T8ZN1ZLM8Y
— Level Infinite (@LevelInfinite) June 7, 2022
Honor of Kings also has extensive social features such as using social apps like QQ and WeChat for its in-game chat integration. There are no specifics whether this feature will translate into western chat apps when the mobile game comes to the U.S, such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
In May 2017, Honor of Kings became the highest-grossing mobile game in the world with 160 million monthly active users. In 2019, the game had generated $1 billion and in the following year grossed over $2.45 billion, making it the highest-earning game of the year. With mobile gaming rising in popularity, it would make sense to bring this highly rated game onto the screens of millions of other players around the world.