Press release


Free-To-Play Game Announces Console Launch Date, New Content and Season Pass Schedule

Munich, Germany – April 27th, 2023Toylogic and PLAION are proud to announce that Warlander, the free-to-play, third-person, online multiplayer warfare game is coming to consoles on 16th May 2023. The game will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S and feature cross-play across all platforms.
Warlander features a new genre of competitive gaming which is a hybrid between hack-and-slash, shooter and strategy with up to 100 players divided into five armies with the goal of destroying each other’s castles. Boasting three different classes: the warrior, the mage or the cleric, players can choose their preferred playstyle including the use of catapults, siege towers, battering rams and cataclysmic idols capable of potentially changing the tide of the battle or securing victory.
In preparation for the console launch there are:
Two new maps:

  • Dawn Bridge B is an alternate version of the original Dawn Bridge map but covered in fog and with the number and location of the towers and siege weapons
  • Moonlit Temple allows players to experience battles under the moonlight and features four catapults in the center which can play an important role in pushing the frontline. Additionally, siege battles utilise two routes requiring new strategies for both defense and attack
Two new skills:
  • The Divine Hammer builds up the cleric’s power that can be unleashed in a mighty hammer blow. It blasts nearby enemies away and heals allies at the same time. The skill can be charged up in three stages with the higher stages boosting range, damage and knockback
  • Phoenix is an ultimate skill exclusive to the new Rank 5 Mage title, Inferno. Players can summon a phoenix to fly over the battlefield raining down fire, destroying siege weapons and other structures

Warlander combatants finished over 400,000 battles on Steam so far slaying over one million players in the process.
It is now the perfect time to join Warlander with the start of Season 1 of the season pass which will contain new armor skins, new weapons, new emblems, new titles and more. The shop will also receive an update with new items becoming available at the start of the season.
Warlander is free-to-play right now on Steam and will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on 16th May 2023.
To find out more, check out on the official Warlander website or join the discussion and connect with the Warlander community via the game’s Official Discord server.
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About Toylogic 

We are Toylogic, a game development studio in Tokyo, Japan. 

At Toylogic, our goal is simple: deliver truly fun games to the world in a way that only Toylogic can, loaded with the "spirit of fun (TOY)" that excites children and adults alike, and the world's leading technology (LOGIC). 

Our first in-house title, the online action game "Happy Wars," was a certified hit with approximately 15 million downloads, mainly in North America. Our development track record is loaded with titles showcasing our advanced technical capabilities, including "NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139..." released in April 2021, as well other AAA titles from overseas publishers. 

We will continue to work on a wide range of games, from online action games that captivate gamers around the world, to RPGs and adventures with memorable worldviews and stories, to indie-like casual games.

PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with nine development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

PLAION owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.