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I imagine most Elder Scrolls fans are into the series because of its rich and diverse universe or because of the extremely open-ended gameplay. Of these two groups, I'd wager the ones in the first camp are probably going to be slightly more interested to learn that, beginning today, it's possible to register on The Elder Scrolls: Legends official website to get a chance to test the PC beta of the free-to-play card game.
Here's the full press release on the matter, which also informs us that those attending PAX East will have a chance to try the title this week:
THE ELDER SCROLLS: LEGENDS BETA LAUNCHES TODAY
Players Can Now Sign Up at Bethesda.net
for a Chance to Join the Closed PC Beta Starting Today
April 21, 2016 (Rockville, MD) Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that worldwide beta registration is now open for The Elder Scrolls®: Legends, the first free-to-play strategy card game based on the award-winning Elder Scrolls series. Beginning today, selected registrants will have the opportunity to begin playing in the game's first closed PC beta. Additional players will be invited to play over the next few months allowing more and more registered players the chance to experience The Elder Scrolls: Legends.
Legends will be playable in the Bethesda booth (#8021) at PAX East, taking place in Boston from April 22-24. Demonstrations of the game will also take place in the booth each day of the show at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm. For those not able to attend PAX East, tune into Twitch's official PAX stream on Saturday, April 23 at Noon to see Bethesda's Pete Hines show off the first official gameplay and provide a brief overview of the game.
Legends is a strategy card game that explores the series' characters, creatures, deities, and lore. Whether you have 10 minutes or ten hours, Legends provides a variety of gameplay modes and challenges that are easy-to-learn but difficult to master. Built with all levels of players in mind, Legends offers accessible gameplay for beginners who want to jump in and get started quickly, and the game's depth keeps expert players engaged. With a wide variety of deck types and strategies, no two games are ever the same.
(As a fan of digital strategy card games, I'm especially excited about having people play Legends,) said Pete Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing at Bethesda Softworks. (We're looking forward to hearing their feedback and having them help us shape the future of the game.
Previous chapters in this award-winning franchise include the Best Role-Playing Game at E3 2013 -The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited, 2011 Game of the Year - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, the 2006 Game of the Year - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, and the 2002 Role-Playing Game of the Year - The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is being developed in conjunction with Dire Wolf Digital for PC and iPad with additional platforms to be announced.
For the latest updates on additional betas and game information, please visit legends.bethesda.net and follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.
About ZeniMax Media Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices. ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited, and ZeniMax Australia Pty Ltd. For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit www.zenimax.com.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®, The Evil Withinâ„¢, Prey® and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks' products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
About Dire Wolf Digital
Dire Wolf Digital is the most experienced independent strategy card game studio in the industry. Since 2010, we've grown our team of 90+ passionate gamers by recruiting talented designers, artists and engineers who share decades of experience creating and operating live service games. Learn more at www.DireWolfDigital.com
A gameplay overview of the game is also available on Bethesda Softworks' official YouTube, though it doesn't quite go in-depth on the various mechanics yet. We do at least get a rough idea of the game's basics, though: