From Marvel Leisure and developer Nexon comes the brand new strategic card battle sport MARVEL Battle Traces, due out in 2018. Try the gameplay.
Marvel’s checklist of cellular video games acquired a bit longer with the announcement of MARVEL Battle Traces, a brand new digital card technique sport coming later this yr. Gameplay for the newly introduced sport was proven throughout Marvel’s panel at San Diego Comedian-Con at this time, and it appears prefer it has potential. Though, I’m positive many people would slightly a full-fledged Marvel sport on consoles (or maybe extra info on Sq. Enix’s Avengers Mission). In any case, right here’s what we learn about MARVEL Battle Traces.
At first look, MARVEL Battle Traces doesn’t seem to do a lot to distinguish itself from different video games within the strategic card sport style. The general premise is pretty easy. In it, you acquire playing cards and construct a deck of Marvel superheroes and villains. With that deck, you head into battle; there’s each a single-player marketing campaign and aggressive participant vs. participant – each accessible proper from the beginning.
That stated, the precise gameplay mechanics are pretty distinctive. As described within the press launch:
The objective of a match is to strategically place playing cards in consecutive order on the three×4 grid that makes up the sector of play to create highly effective battle strains and combos that can harm their opponent’s well being meter. Gamers will start every flip with 4 playing cards of their hand and have the power to swap their playing cards, play an motion card or finish their flip by both inserting a personality card within the area of play or transferring a card already deployed to an adjoining tile to assault an opponent’s card. The primary participant to deliver their opponent’s well being meter to zero utilizing combos of battle strains with their deck of characters – three throughout, three adjoining, 4 down, an L-shape, and many others. – will win the match.
It sounds pretty complicated. Fortunately, Nexon and Marvel have launched a trailer to provide us a greater concept of the gameplay. Try the battle between Captain Marvel and Thanos under.
Instantly noticeable is the sport’s presentation. The artwork and elegance positively replicate that comedian e-book look-and-feel. I’m nonetheless not solely bought on the general fight mechanics, however I do love what Marvel and Nexon have executed with the match presentation.
For these of you preferring single-player, MARVEL Battle Traces could have an unique story written by author Alex Irvine. This marketing campaign will likely be supported with basic Marvel storylines and occasions together with a real-time turn-based aggressive participant vs. participant mode. Each the PvE and PvP modes will present you the chance to gather the playing cards of your favourite Marvel characters.
We don’t have a precise depend for what number of playing cards will likely be out there within the sport, however you’ll be able to in all probability anticipate a reasonably sturdy roster. Primarily based on a number of the playing cards featured in screenshots, it appears prefer it’ll be a pleasant mixture of acquainted fan-favorites (Iron Man, Blade, Captain America, and many others.) in addition to just a few lesser recognized characters (Hellcat, Moondragon, Whiplash).
MARVEL Battle Traces will likely be free-to-download when it releases in 2018 for iPhone, iPad and Android units. You possibly can pre-register at this time to obtain an unique Physician Unusual Tremendous Hero card and 5,000 in-game gold when the sport launches.