IMG_1440We've been posting quite a bit about Supercell's currently soft launched Clash Royale, and for good reason: The game is flippin' amazing. Carter posted a glowing piece on it, and I initially figured it was just crazy ol' cranky Carter on to some new thing, but it's actually incredible. I got onboard yesterday, and I'm hooked. The way it combines so many elements that work so well on mobile into one game just really only reinforces the fact that Supercell is truly among the kings of mobile.

Anyway, the whole idea behind soft launching something like this is to tweak and tune things behind the scenes to make sure the game is running well, but more importantly, to make sure the game is monetizing. Clash Royale is absolutely ripping up the top charts of every territory it's available in (I'm playing off a copy from the New Zealand App Store where it's currently #4.) which makes us wonder if it won't be seeing a full-blown worldwide launch far sooner than anyone is expecting.

If you care about getting on board with what's very likely going to be the Next Big Thingβ„’, I highly recommend creating a Canadian or New Zealand iTunes account and downloading Clash Royale. Like many free to play games, a lot of your progress is gated by timers, but you can get a silly amount of cards without paying anything as long as you're just playing it throughout the day. Honestly, it's really a testament as to how playable the game is without paying considering how much of our community is currently playing it on an iTunes account without any kind of valid payment method.

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For more information on the game, check out the huge thread in our forums. I just created a Clash Royale subforum this morning too, as I expect discussion on sharing deck strategies and such will eclipse what a single forum thread is really capable of handling once the game launches worldwide. Even if all you're doing is opening the free chests the game gives you, you're going to have a hefty leg up on other players, without spending any money, if you stick with it.

New Zealand App Store Link: Clash Royale, Free

  • Zangar

    Number 3 in Canada. And I'm in California playing it. πŸ™‚ If anyone is looking for a clan to join my clan "The Dark Sept" is looking for members.

  • BanannaGhost

    Yes #3 in Canada almost instantly! Join my clan too! Royally Clashed clan Id #2UL029 πŸ˜„

  • esty8nine

    I don't know about you guys but when I make Canada account, it makes you enter a address and everything, and then a credit card, so I don't know how you make it sound so easy, do you have a Canada address I can use ?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      http://www.fakenamegenerator.com and select no payment option.

      • nonen

        Thanks for posting this site! Very helpful.

    • Modjular

      I'd suggest going to Canada in google maps and finding a random address.

    • ffaust

      I didn't need to do the cc, I believe I just exited at that point. I did use the web to find a legitimate zip code but made everything else up. Good game but the unlocking of chests seems a little too harsh. I still like playing it though. You can always play, no times on play time just opening your rewards and you can only hold so many rewards at once.

      • Zangar

        I used my address in USA with a Canadian city and Canadian zip code. No cc needed and boom had my account.

    • mindseyes

      Must be new when I added one I made one like a year ago.

    • Montanx HS

      When it gets to that point, cancel out and you will still be in the Canada App Store then get the game, create account again and the NONE option will be available to you for payment.

  • sabre31

    Will my progress carry over once it's released in the US store and I download it from my main account ?

    • Zangar

      Yes it will

      • sabre31

        Thank you.

    • PallaZ

      You can even transfer it from iOS to Android and vice versa.

      • sabre31

        Thank you.

  • drewpoc

    I've been playing for a week and I'm hooked!..it's fast paced and very addicting

  • NOEN

    I was hooked on this game before I ever finished the tutorial. It's really good.

  • bnagel1976

    Just created Canadian account. Took 2 minutes. Gonna check it out now.

  • scottbailey

    I tried to make the change, but it told me I would have to cancel my iTunes subscription.

    This, and the unforeseen problems ahead (I want to make an IAP- nope! I returned my region to US, now it has to be Canada for everything) mean I'm going to (eagerly) wait for the US release.

    • scottbailey

      I meant to say I would have had to cancel my *Apple Music* subscription to change regions.

      • Zangar

        I have Apple Music and it didn't prompt me. You are not changing regions, you are creating a new account for Canada. So you will have two accounts. Check out the article TA posted a few days ago for step by step directions on how to do it.

  • devilmachine

    Fantastic game, I am hooked!

  • mindseyes

    Can I send a gift amount to my Canadian account like day $5-$10 as a gift to get gems? Also if I want to future add this version can I link this account back to USA? Or will it also be in Canada and I'll start over as in thinking

  • BapkTheEpic

    we are in the top 100 locally. GREAT GAME! Elite Kingdom will forever rule!

  • muttso1o

    Mobile games like these will be the downfall of gaming.
    It is interesting to see how quick sites like TA turned a leaf.
    Was there once a reluctance towards iap en play to win type of games.
    Now there seems to be no criticism at all. Shane to see it go this way

    • xelasnewo

      I don't think they are now supporting f2p, this game is just so awesome that the fact that it's free doesn't bother them. Not all free games are badπŸ˜‰

      • Stormourner of the Nature

        lol I'm late to see what that person said XD

  • Themagicjesus

    I'll take it when I see it seeing as how 145 of the top 150 games are always freemium garbage

  • Calbrea

    Still not available in germany. πŸ™

  • TokyoDan

    I've been playing this game but don't get it yet. It seems based on speed make you fighters stronger and get different fighters (via grinding or paying) then just spam your fighters as fast as you can. Very little strategy with little time to react. It is a cute game though. I'll play a few more times before I delete it.

    • ste86uk

      If you think there's no strategy or time to react maybe you should go back to candy crush

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Seriously.

      • http://azumachogames.com/ Tokyo Dan

        Actually I think Clash Royale is in the same category as Candy Crush. If you want real strategy try a proper strategy game like ReconInForce, Battlelore, Strategery, Uniwar, or Vietnam 65. Or if you have a computer where you can play games with more substance try Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm or Unity of Command.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        Wait so your main complaint on mobile game with forced 3 minute session times is that it lacks the depth of Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm? O_O

        You were right, you don't get it.

      • http://azumachogames.com/ Tokyo Dan

        Thats what I said...I don't get it. So I'd like somebody to point out to me what I'm missing and how I'm wrong instead of getting defensive because I don't get your game of the moment. The key word in my initial post is 'seems'.

      • Every Single Soldier

        Have to agree on Vietnam'65... πŸ™‚

  • DemoEvolved

    This game is going to be huge. Bigger than any supercell game before. And that is saying something. This game also shouts at the top of its lungs, "Gamer games can make money on the AppStore." It doesn't have to be candy crush tripe to be a monster moneymaker. And that is a huge step forward for iOS.

  • sabre31

    I assume you can't do IAP if you have the Canadian version installed using your US account payment info?

  • ffaust

    One of the issues I am seeing with the way chests open are you are rewarded for the arena you win in. If you make it to 4 but lose you go back to three and can't get better cards. If all your chests slots are full you can't get a reward at all and you don't have the option of deleting chests.

    Right now I have 3 lvl 3 and a lvl 4 chest but am struggling in arena 4. As I lose I go back to 3 and get more worthless lvl 3 chests... And then as I get back to 4 whether I win or lose doesn't matter because I am full and can't get another reward. Very frustrating.

  • ffaust

    Deleted it and will throw it into the pay to win box.

  • AKLT

    Newcomer clan looking for members

    Clan: GodHand

    looking to build a core group of casual players so that we can rise together.