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Kabam spin-off Phoenix One decloaks to reveal hardcore real-time strategy game Guardian Kingdoms

Kabam spin-off Phoenix One decloaks to reveal hardcore real-time strategy game Guardian Kingdoms

Kabam spin-off Phoenix One has decloaked as it launches its first game since it broke away from the publisher.

The game, Guardian Kingdoms, was being quietly developed within Kabam before the Netmarble acquisition was announced.

As the publisher began selling off its parts, the Guardian Kingdoms team decided to spin-off their own studio to release the game.

Guardian Kingdoms is a hardcore real-time strategy title that has 3v3 PvP combat with base-building gameplay.

Phoenix One is keen to push it as a Clash of Clans competitor, claiming that it "makes a clear case for challenging Supercell's dominance on the chart".

Spinning away

Netmarble closed its acquisition of Kabam for an undisclosed sum in February 2017. It has since launched Transformers: Forged To Fight, which failed to make an impact on the grossing charts.

Other Kabam studios also spun off into a new developer in February 2017 called Aftershock. The new studio retained the rights for a game based on the Avatar film license, which is still in development.

Aftershock itself has since been bought out by FoxNext Games.


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