G.I. Joe: War on Cobra is an upcoming strategy game for mobile that features characters from the popular franchise. It is being developed by Emerald City Games, whose previous works include Lionheart: Dark Moon and Stormblades, and is expected to launch later this month for both Android and iOS. Check out its trailer below:

The trailer offers a glimpse into G.I. Joe: War On Cobra’s gameplay. It is a collection-based strategy game in which you'll protect your base or compete against other players in PvP matches. You'll have the choice of whether to join the G.I. Joe good guys or the Cobra Villains. From then on it’s all about equipping your squad and defending your land.

There will be plenty of heroes, villains, vehicles, and troops, to collect, with which you’ll take on an array of missions to obtain resources and additional rewards. Some of the heroes on offer include Duke, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, and Roadblock. Opposing them are iconic villains such as Cobra Commander, Storm Shadow, Baroness, and Destro. Vehicles, meanwhile, feature the Killer W.H.A.L.E., Piranha, V.A.M.P., Stinger, and more.

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Plenty of heroes, villains, and vehicles to collect

The fast-paced battles are said to require strategic deployments of units. Another primary focus of the game is defending your base, and you’ll have plenty of tools such as troop depots, deployable turrets, and sea mines at your disposal to do so.

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Battles are said to require strategic deployments of units

G.I. Joe: War on Cobra is currently available for pre-registration on Google Play, and it is planned to launch globally for both Android and iOS on the 20th of January. So far, not a lot of information about the game’s monetization model is mentioned, but it’ll likely be a free-to-play game. That means it will contain ads and in-app purchases will be present. How much those IAPs will cost remains to be seen.