Hello everybody, Timothy Gerritsen, Studio Head Fantasy Flight Interactive right here. With the discharge of The Lords of the Rings: Journey Card Sport deliberate for August 8, we needed to provide the PlayStation neighborhood a primary overview of the sport and provoke your journey via Center-Earth.
What’s The Lord of the Rings: Journey Card Sport?
The Lord of the Rings: Journey Card Sport is a story card sport set within the Center-earth of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The sport is an all-new digital card sport expertise impressed by the hit tabletop card sport The Lord of the Rings: Card Sport by Fantasy Flight Video games that was launched in 2011.
Gamers put collectively fellowships of as much as three heroes from the Free Folks to embark on adventures in opposition to the forces of Shadow as directed by Sauron. As a narrative-based sport, you encounter buddies and foes as you journey throughout acquainted places steeped within the detailed lore of the books, however permitting you to make your personal legends via the usage of your sport decks.
What makes it totally different from the opposite card video games?
The Lord of the Rings: Journey Card Sport is exclusive in that it focuses on solo and cooperative play (PvE) relatively than the participant versus participant fashion that’s so frequent to card video games. Choose three heroes from a few of the most emblematic characters of Center-earth and construct your deck round their particular talents and powers. Every Hero has one among 4 spheres of affect — Management, Lore, Spirit, or Ways — permitting you to play particular reinforcement playing cards whereas in-game. Select correctly when constructing your deck and profit from every of your heroes to get an edge over your opponents in the course of the immersive campaigns.
Whereas your journeys could comprise nice challenges, making the most of your heroes and decks will earn you victory in battle. Generally combining the power of a number of champions from the identical Sphere of Affect to extend its energy may help you overcome the swarms of enemies that you’ll face.
You would possibly have to depend on your heroes’ Willpower to extend your Destiny Pool and set off highly effective talents that may flip the tide of battle. There are numerous methods to win, you should discover the deck and technique that works in your fellowship!
Each quest would require you to experiment with methods as you confront increasingly more terrifying foes, starting from Large Spiders to fierce Trolls, even hordes of highly effective Orcs! The Darkish Lord will do the whole lot in his energy to stop you from finishing your journey. Be careful for his Risk Pool which may activate story particular occasions to make your quest tougher. Take care to not let the Risk Pool attain its most… or else it is going to flip the Eye of Sauron immediately on to you!
What story arcs are explored?
In The Fellowship of the Ring, there’s a multi-year interval after Bilbo retires to Rivendell leaving the ring with Frodo in Bag Finish and the journey that Frodo embarks upon. Our sport is ready throughout that timeframe. Frodo has not but begun his epic journey. The true nature of The One Ring isn’t but identified, however shadows stir and the grip of Sauron is spreading, unbeknownst to the heroes and free peoples of Center-earth.
We’re setting the sport into this era initially as a result of it’s rife with potential for nice adventures. There are darkish stirrings throughout Center-earth, however the extent of the risk isn’t but identified. The Dwarves have returned to Erebor, and Bard guidelines in Dale after the occasions of The Hobbit, so there’s hope amongst the free peoples, however the ever-present risk from Mordor hangs over the whole lot.
We begin the sport in well-known places from the books, however our objective is to dive deeper into the lore of these locations in addition to to discover past these ordinary locations and search out new adventures additional afield into locations which can be talked about within the authentic books however not explored.
By balancing the identified with the not but identified, we hope to maintain the tales recent and thrilling whereas being totally respectful of the tone and continuity of the unique tales. As dedicated The Lord of the Rings followers, we attempt to maintain the sport rooted very firmly on the planet that Tolkien created.
Within the preliminary tutorial prelude marketing campaign, you uncover that Bilbo had one final journey in him however will get himself into bother. It’s as much as your occasion of heroes to help the outdated Hobbit as you uncover new threats coming from darkest Mirkwood.
On this and the follow-up marketing campaign, The Shadow’s Attain, you’ll meet outdated buddies like Gloin and the Beornings in addition to meet new buddies. You’ll encounter an odd little creature who’s acquainted to followers of The Lord of the Rings, who guarantees to information you thru the darkish forest however is likely to be greater than he appears.
As you make your method via the sport, you’ll attempt deeper into the darkish woods the place you’ll encounter spiders, orcs, and the very beasts of the wooden, discovering a darkish secret that threatens all of the neighboring lands.
You’ll conclude the story arc of the campaigns of the core set with The Shadow’s Fall, which has you on a mission from Galadriel and Celeborn of Lothlórien to confront the rising risk from Mirkwood and resulting in the world round Dol Guldur, the ‘Tower of the Necromancer’ and former seat of Sauron’s energy. You’ll meet an outdated wizard alongside the best way in addition to new heroes and threats and a terrifying enemy or two.
We even have included three new difficult Encounters that aren’t associated to the above Campaigns. These current troublesome quests for the gamers that transcend the problem of the conventional campaigns and are catered to gamers who want additional problem.
The included encounters will take you to the Misty Mountains in The King of Carrion, the foothills past the mighty Carrock, and the traditional fortress at Gundabad. In these locations you’ll face quite a lot of troublesome foes, from hungry trolls, to winter wolves to tribes of orcs and historic evils that linger from distant occasions.