A few months back, I wrote about Chronicle: Runescape Legends, an upcoming cross-platform CCG that promises an interesting twist on the genre formula. While the iOS version is still in the works with no release date yet, the PC version is coming along nicely and it’s giving us a taste of what’s to come on our mobile devices. Yesterday, the game went into open Beta on the PC, and you can go get a taste of the game (if you have a PC). Even if you aren’t interested in the PC version, you might still want to go and secure your display name before all the good ones (or silly ones) are taken. The open beta announcement came more or less on schedule, which is a good sign in terms of the game’s development rate. So, hopefully the game will come out soon on PC so the developers can focus on getting it our on mobile, too.
If you know nothing about Chronicle, the first thing you need to know is that it’s definitely a different animal than the likes of Hearthstone. You have a character that goes through quests each turn before clashing with the opponent. The battles take place in a 3D environment, and you get to play a number of cards in a row (cards that buff your character, spawn enemies, etc) without your opponent seeing what you’re playing. Then you both unveil the cards you’ve played, and each character fights, gets buffed, or whatever else the cards allow.
I know, the game sounds a bit complicated, but I don’t think it is. You can watch the video above to get a taste of how it plays and enjoy the book-like setting of the game. I haven’t played the game yet so I have no idea how fun it actually is, but I’m always willing to give any new CCG a try. We don’t have a release date yet, but we’ll let you as soon as we do. In the meantime, you can go here to join the Chronicle: Runescape Legends PC beta or simply to secure that name before anyone else steals your thunder.