Want to play an Elder Scrolls’ rendition of Hearthstone without the nude mods, emote abusers, and sore losers? Well, you can try out The Elder Scrolls: Legends for PC, which is currently undergoing beta testing ahead of its release on mobile devices and PC sometime later this year.
Gamespot is reporting that Zenimax and Bethesda want to get in on that sweet tasting free-to-play money that Blizzard is generating with their card collecting game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
The company recently released an overview trailer to give gamers an idea of how it’s played, and it’s really no different than the typical CCGs out there; though, it’s a lot less complex than the likes of Yu-Gi-Oh!.
You can check out the overview trailer below.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game that explores the series’ characters, creatures, deities, and lore. Whether you have 10 minutes or ten hours, Legends provides a variety of gameplay modes and challenges that are easy-to-learn but difficult to master.
So basically players start with three cards, placing them down on each lane that offers buffs or penalties or status effects depending on the card. The main objective is to beat the crap out of the main player character at the center end of the table.
The game’s layered strategy comes from playing additional cards as players battle against those cards, dwindling down their opponent’s forces while reinforcing the defenses of their own cards.
Like other CCGs, players can level up their cards, build up an impressive deck of powerful cards or train in the various modes before taking on the single-player story mode or going online and battling other players in PvP bouts.
Gamespot notes that The Elder Scrolls: Legends will make an appearance at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts this weekend on April 23rd, where Bethesda’s VP of marketing, Pete Hines, will live-stream the game and talk up its features and gameplay properties. Even though PAX East may be sold out but gamers can still tune into Twitch.tv to check it out live.
If you want to try your hand at the game feel free to mosey on over to the official website and sign-up for the beta. The game is due to drop later this year for PC and mobile devices.