Jagex’s answer to Hearthstone is coming very soon. The developer have announced that Chronicle: RuneScape Legends, their next generation card game based on the RuneScape universe will arrive on Steam on Thursday 26th May. Since the game went into open beta six weeks ago, dozens of new cards based on Old School RuneScape have debuted in game, while a sixth Legend – Morvran the Slayer Master – is making his way to the roster later this summer, bringing with him a whole new strategy to explore. The launch of Chronicle on Steam will also see the debut of a new ranking system featuring epic rewards.
The game is a change to the traditional format of Collectible Card Games, as players must fight their own cards rather than simply battling their enemy head one. With this new take on the genre, Jagex are hoping that their card game will stand out from the rest in an increasingly crowded genre.
“It’s just two weeks until we officially throw open the doors to Chronicle’s Hall of Legends on 26th May, and its launch on Steam is only the beginning for what we have planned. We’ve already introduced brand new cards every week, increased rewards, balancing improvements, and there’s even more content planned for the months to come,” said James Sweatman, lead designer, Chronicle: RuneScape Legends.
“We’d like to thank the many tens of thousands of cunning card tacticians who have helped us in open beta with feedback to refine the Chronicle’s unique CCG gameplay mechanics. For our existing open beta players, and anyone who signs up over the weekend, we’re offering up three free card packs so they can build their decks ready to take on new rivals at launch.”