By Bart Grundig
Upper Deck, a Carlsbad-based leader in trading cards, games and collectibles, announced in a press release that it is launching a new digital gaming platform that will bring the company’s top-selling games to mobile devices.
The company has teamed with SkyReacher Entertainment to create “Legendary DXP,” the first-ever free to play App for Upper Deck’s iconic “Legendary” game, in response to high demand from fans around the world.
“Legendary DXP” is a fantasy deck building game that brings the same style of play that fans have enjoyed for years in a format that allows users to play wherever, whenever, and with whoever they want.
The game is set in the fantastical world of Alamyth, where players recruit legendary heroes and fight terrifying forces of evil. Players journey through the Firelands and other mythical worlds to fight the likes of Leprechaun Henchmen and dangerous evil villains. While players fight to the end collecting victory points for the win, the Mastermind Terriskai: Terror of The Skies is scheming to complete his evil plan to defeat the entire group of players for the ultimate victory.
The “Legendary DXP” digital game allows users to customize their gaming experience like never before, Upper Deck maintains. Players will now be able to select any one of five completely different match types: Solo play (play vs A.I.), VS Friends (play against your friends), Quick Match (randomly puts players together), Custom Match (allows users to configure matches) and The Gauntlet (allows for ongoing five-player tournaments).
In addition to having a chance to win exclusive in-game rewards through tournaments and weekly leagues in The Gauntlet, Legendary DXP will also offer players a wide variety of cosmetic enhancements via microtransactions.
“Expanding Upper Deck’s award-winning table top games to the digital world opens the door to incredible new features and replayability that were never before possible,” said Jason Masherah, president of Upper Deck. “The first digital launch of ‘Legendary DXP’ gives our fans around the world an exciting insight of things to come.”
“This is truly a defining moment for our studio and we couldn’t have found a better company to work with than Upper Deck,” said Brad Crayton, chief operating officer at SkyReacher. “’Legendary’ is such an iconic table top game and we are proud to have been selected as the development studio that is bringing the company’s first game to the digital world.”
Legendary DXP will officially release on Aug. 17 in conjunction with Gen Con, the oldest and longest running game convention in the world. Players can download the new game starting on Aug. 17th via the App Store.
Upper Deck is a worldwide sports and entertainment company with an award-winning portfolio of gaming, sports, entertainment products and collectibles.
Founded in 2010, SkyReacher is a leading game development studio creating content across mobile, desktop and web platforms.