RPG card battler Cardpocalypse has a release date on consoles. The game will land on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on December 12th.
Cardpocalypse comes from the developer of turn-based dungeon crawler Guild of Dungeoneering. It focuses on Jess, a ten-year-old girl who accidentally gets her school’s favorite card game banned. The ban drives the game underground, but disaster strikes when mutants from the game begin coming to life. It’s up to Jess and her friends to stop the mutants from taking over the world. You can check out the official gameplay trailer for Cardpocalypse below:
Developer Gambrinous describes Cardpocalypse as a “single-player RPG about being a ’90s kid”. It’s an RPG game with strong deck-building elements. You’ll need to put together your deck and build it around ultra-rare Champion cards which you’ll acquire as you make progress. Whoever manages to reduce their opponent’s Champion card to zero HP wins. When your Champion hits half health, it’ll evolve into its MEGA form, gaining damage and new abilities.
A key mechanic in Cardpocalypse is changing the rules. Some of the kids you play against will use house rules, and the Mutants have entirely arcane ideas about the rules for the card game. You’ll get a chance to choose new rules, change them around, and upgrade them using stickers you acquire. You can even create entirely new cards. Caution is required, though, because the decisions you make when creating new cards are permanent and can’t be reversed.
Cardpocalypse hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on December 12th. The game is already available to play on Apple Arcade and the Epic Games Store. If you want to play it on PC via Steam, you’ll have to wait until next year.
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