Popular card game meets JRPG in Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle

Cygames show at E3 a console version of its popular online card game Shadowverse. For those who do not know is Shadowverse a Japanese card game closely related to both Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering (part of the game developers are Magicpros too!) and it has been around for five years now with regular updates. The game is about lowering your opponent’s 20 lives to 0 by playing creatures and spells that are short in your deck. The game’s lore draws material from both the anime series Rage of Bahumut and the video game Granblue Fantasy, but also several other fantasy worlds that the game’s heroes jump between.

After a while, it was time for Shadowverse to get their own anime, but instead of continuing in the same world (s) as the game, the anime is about school children playing Shadowverse. It’s the anime that now gets its own game on the Nintendo Switch.

So to summarize: Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle a game based on an anime based on a card game. Shadowverse: The Anime: The Game in other words.

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle is a story-based role-playing adventure unlike the original, which is mainly focused on multiplayer, although single-player campaigns exist.

The player enters the role of an exchange student at the historic Tensei Academy where there is one Shadowverseclub that the player joins. You perform quests, participate in tournaments, deepen friendships with the game’s characters and continue to unlock new cards as the adventure continues. Instead of traditional RPG battles, card duels are offered instead. You can play the game alone, but there is also the opportunity to compete against others online.

The game’s release date is August 13 and it can be pre-ordered now, both among retailers and on the Nintendo E-shop. There is also a demo on the e-shop for those who are curious and the original game is free-to-play.