Honor of Kings: World Successfully Registers its Trademark in India
In a surprising development, the trademark for Honor of Kings: World has been officially accepted and advertised, as per the records of Intellectual Property India. Although a release date remains unannounced, the approval of the trademark represents a significant stride for the game and its studio, potentially paving the way for its release in India.
The new title is a spin-off of the wildly successful Honor of Kings, a phenomenon in the world of mobile gaming developed by Tencent’s Timi Studio. The original game has reached unparalleled heights with 100 Million daily players, earning the distinction of the most-played mobile MOBA game globally and has grossed an estimated $4.5 billion globally on the App Store and Google Play since its October 2015 launch.
All You Need to Know About Honor of Kings: World
Honor of Kings: World promises to bring the franchise's beloved elements to a grander scale, offering expansive realms for players to explore in an Action RPG Setting. HoK: World is set to be available on iOS and Android devices.
Tencent and TiMi Studios have tantalized fans with several gameplay trailers for their upcoming venture, yet details about the game remain sparse. What we do know is that the game will feature cooperative multiplayer gameplay, expected to echo the dynamics seen in titles like Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail.
The released footage offers a glimpse into various combat arenas where players will team up to face off against a host of monsters. These elemental titans boast impressive designs and are seemingly equipped with unique attacks that look stunning visually. With the studio collaborating with Hugo Award winning Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin, we can also expect an intricate plot to accompany the gameplay.
Despite the game’s predecessor, Honor of Kings, facing a ban in India along with Tencent's other heavyweight title PUBG Mobile under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the acceptance of the new trademark signals a positive development for the franchise.
This development could pave the way for the game's future release in India, where the mobile MOBA market remains largely untapped due to the absence of League of Legends: Wild Rift and the ban of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Timi Studio had recently announced that Honor of Kings will be available all over the world in 2024 including North America, South America, and Europe. However, the game will first be released in Turkey, some countries in the CIS, Middle East, and North Africa. Players in these areas can pre-register for the game now. Whether India will be added to this list, remains to be seen.