It didn’t even come close to the awesomeness that was Fallout 4 and Doom 4, but The Elder Scrolls: Legends did appeal to a certain, large subset of gamers.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a digital card game. It’s a genre long dominated by games like Magic: The Gathering. Blizzard brought its own spin with Hearthstone, featuring various heroes from its World of Warcraft franchise. Hearthstone has proven quite popular.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is Bethesda’s attempt to jump into this genre while it’s hot.
A teaser trailer was released at Bethesda’s E3 conference last night.
No gameplay, but it gives us a good idea of the art that will probably be on the cards.
Legends will be free-to-play and will feature customizable decks of cards that you can collect.
It’s a smart business move by Bethesda. The digital card game genre has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to Blizzard’s Hearthstone. Will Legends topple Hearthstone? I doubt it, and they don’t have to. There’s plenty of room in this growing genre for another player. We’ll just have to wait and see what Bethesda brings to the table.
If Bethesda wants Legends to be successful, it can’t be a carbon copy of Hearthstone.
Now. Where’s Elder Scrolls VI?
What did you think of last night’s conference? Doom 4 and Fallout 4 both looked amazing. I love the emphasis on player creation Bethesda is focusing on this year. Hell, Doom SnapMap is worth the $60 by itself.