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Lightseekers Launches Digital Card Game, Physical Expansion

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PlayFusion has announced two big releases for their Lightseekers card game series. The first is a new mobile game that recreates the collectible card game in digital format. The second is the first expansion to the physical collectible card game, called Lightseekers Kindred.

The Lightseekers mobile game is available now on iOS and Android. The Lightseekers Kindred expansion will arrive August 7, with its first appearance at Gen Con 2018 (Aug. 2-5).

The Lightseekers mobile game features custom AI matches, quickmatches against friends and online players, as well as ranked matches and leaderboards. Digital booster packs are available to add more cards. Players can scan their physical cards into the digital game, and also level them up.

“We’re seamlessly blending the physical and digital worlds in ways that have never been done before,” said Mark Gerhard, CEO and Co-Founder of PlayFusion. “We also want to express our sincere thanks to the community that continue to support us – you are awesome! We promise you that Lightseekers will only continue to go from strength to strength!”.

Lightseekers was previously released on mobile devices as “Lightseekers RPG.” That game was a 3D action-RPG (think Skylanders) scaled down for mobile. The new mobile game is a direct translation of the card game.

The physical expansion set will add 291 cards, as well as six new constructed decks. Kindred Booster Packs will feature an expanded 12 cards per pack (9 cards in the initial set).

Given the focus on the card game, PlayFusion may be angling more toward the Hearthstone model rather than the Skylanders model. Ligthseekers initially began as a toys-to-life franchise before launching the card game.

The new Lightseekers mobile game is available now for free (with paid booster packs) in iOS and Android.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Launches on PC, Announces Expansion

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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.”

Read our preview of The Elder Scrolls: Legends here.

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.