LightseekersWhen most think of toys-to-digital kind of games, they think of Skylanders or Disney Infinity, both of which aren't as hot as they used to be in the recent past. Perhaps the time for these kinds of game is past (although LEGO Dimensions is doing well, but that's probably because of LEGO's popularity). Lightseekers,: Awakening an upcoming game by PlayFusion, is hoping to revive the genre by raising the stakes. The game combines a mobile RPG game, smart, AI-led action figures, AR, interactive trading cards, any more to create experiences unlike other games in the past. The game is definitely ambitious if nothing else.

The digital game will be a F2P (with no IAPs) RPG with deep lore but the fun part comes from the seven-inch fancy action figures by TOMY that can do all kinds of stuff like talk, vibrate, use different colored lights to show the figure's different levels, and so on. In other words, these are more than just plastic representations of in-game figures.

There's also all kinds of weapons, pets, and other accessories the characters can use and even a full CCG game with around 400 cards. And, in the spirit of Skylanders: Battlecast, the cards come alive through AR technology. In other words, this is a pretty high-tech toy-to-digital game that's betting on people spending (relatively) lots of money to play it. Not sure if the market has the appetite for more of these kinds of games, but I do have to say that the figures look pretty cool. The game is aiming to release in Spring 2017, so we'll see how it will end up doing.

  • Misguided

    No, the app doesn't cost anything, but the figures are set to cost 70 bucks. As far as I can tell, they are required to play.

    • waxthirteen

      Wait really? It's going to be DOA if they expect anyone to spend that much on a single figure. Guarantee you they drop all the physical aspects of the game and make it a generic F2P game with timers, IAPs, 3 different currencies, and of course grinding for leveling materials.

    • nini

      Yeah, they have no chance if the figs are $70 each, people barely feel right about spending $12.

    • Paul Herbert

      The figures aren't required to play the game - which is free, no ad's or IAP either.

  • LordVandal

    Don't fret mate just watched a video; you can play the game by itself without the figures and cards, like a mobile rpg. No worries dude 🙂

    • Misguided

      Can you direct us to where that was stated?

      • LordVandal

        On their discussion videos, on their site, ask the devs 1# 2# "you can play the full game no energy timers or usual free to play traps", "theirs even content for experienced pro players.

  • Bliquid

    I wish them all the best, but i think it's too much stuff.
    Hearthstone + Skylanders + AR + whatever...
    Everything that's hot nowadays, sure.
    But not all together, all at the same time.
    And surely not on a new unknown IP.
    Also, i'm getting tired of the generic Blizzard wannabe visuals.

    • Modjular

      If they put the best of every popular game in, there's no way they can fail!

  • YankeeBlue000

    I think you'll get The entire card game with the figures and the game from what they is 100% f2p with no IAP's, ad, timers or pay to win shenanigans

  • Paul Herbert

    The figures are NOT required to play the game - which is free, no ad's or IAP either.