HEX has not been as big as one had anticipated based on its success at Kickstarter. However, the game is far from dying. It is now expanding into the console platform.
HEX: Card Clash
- Release Date: 09/19/2017
- Genre: Strategy
- Publisher: Hex Entertainment
- Developer: Hex Entertainment
HEX: Card Clash brings the strategic excitement of a true Trading Card Game (TCG) to the PS4™. With game mechanics that are only possible in the digital realm HEX: Card Clash is a TCG for the 21st century.
Participate in tournaments against other players or challenge the AI. Customize your cards with gems, choose the perfect champion to aid your deck’s strategy, and challenge others with exclusive prizes on the line. Extend the art on your cards, earn unique card sleeves, and show your dominance with customizable battleboards! The limitless depth of HEX: Card Clash will give you endless strategies to explore.
- Dueling Pit: Earn rewards in this pre-constructed deck, head-to-head battle arena! Players can choose a pre-built deck and enter to face either another player or an AI opponent—great for learning the ropes and having fun on an even footing.
- Re-Imagined Deckbuilder: Streamlined for the PS4™, this new interface creates a more fluid and powerful deckbuilding experience for players.
- Exclusive Store Offers: Love those Dueling Pit decks? Pick them up in the in-game store! We also offer a low-cost commons-only pack to help beginners get started.
- Global Cash Tournaments: Compete against players from all over the world in weekly $1,000 events and bi-monthly $5,000 ladder tournaments.
Based on above description, I assume this may not a full blown version of HEX as there is no mention about campaign mode, which I feel more attraction point to the console gamers. However, it is interesting the trailer states completely cross platform. We will know the answer soon as the release date is 9/19.
Card game remains niche genre and some are concerned console is not the best target. Eye of Judgment was my first TCG, and it was originally PS3 exclusive game (later PSP version was added). I am definitely minority as the game did not continue beyond third set, but I definitely see some potential untapped market there. This is especially true in PS4 as Magic Duels got cancelled for PS4 unlike XBOX One. So HEX will be the only option (at least in short foreseeable future) for those who are interested in digital card game on PS4.
Now I hope this is an indication that HEX team now has a good handle on platform conversion and (long delayed) tablet version is soon on its way.
How do you feel about the news?