Bethesda hosted a very late night E3 press conference on Sunday night. The show was themed around Bethesdaland, a retro theme park that encompassed all of Bethesda gaming franchises and…
Digital card game spin-off The Elder Scrolls: Legends officially steps out of beta and into final release today. If you’ve played in the beta since last year, you still keep all your cards and rewards. The 1.0 release is for Windows PC only, through Bethesda’s game launcher. It’s coming to iPad on March 23, Android tablets in April, Mac in May, and mobile phones in Early Summer.
“We’re pleased to announce that the PC version of Legends is now out of beta,” states the blog post. “Start the game today, play with friends, grow your collection, and begin your adventures across Tamriel. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing fans and we want to thank them for helping us grow during our closed beta.”
With the release, Bethesda is also announcing their first expansion update, “The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood,” coming April 5. It will feature more than 20 solo PvE missions across three maps, and 40 new cards.
Bethesda plans on integrating rewards and incentives across The Elder Scrolls: Legends and The Elder Scrolls Online. Those who get “The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood” will also receive the Doom Wolf mount in The Elder Scrolls Online. This is comparable to how Blizzard often includes cross-promotional rewards and bonuses with their titles such as Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.
Bethesda detailed more future post-launch plans with The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Another big expansion will come in early Summer; it will be announced during E3 in June. May will see many new features added, such as Spectator mode, Twitch integration, and a new Gauntlet mode. Gauntlets will be monthly in-game tournaments with varying conditions and prizes.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends uses the now familiar Hearthstone model of pricing. The digital card game is free-to-play and card packs can be earned in-game. You can also purchase card packs with real money. Presumably expansions will follow suit. Bethesda will release more information in the coming weeks.