Players outside of Korea are finally getting their first look at Mabinogi Duel, a card game inspired from the popular MMO game that incorporates tactical deck building and trading card elements.
The soft launch for Mabinogi Duel begins today and includes Australia, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Malaysia. Interested players outside of that region are excluded through traditional means, for the time being, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still ways for them to access the game. The global launch for Mabinogi Duel on iOS and Android is scheduled for later this year.
“We’re thrilled to bring Mabinogi Duel to these new territories as we prepare for its worldwide release,” said Donggun Kim, Director of devCAT Studio in Nexon Korea. “Soft launching brings us one giant step closer to offering this engrossing trading card game to fans of the genre, the IP and mobile games generally. The entire team is extremely proud of what we have made and we cannot wait to share it and hear what the players have to say during this crucial testing phase.”
Mabinogi Duel follows the recent trend of mobile card games that incorporate skill and deck-building mechanics and not just requiring immense amounts of powerful cards. There are multiple factions, spells, units as well as energy management and levels incorporated within each match. The level of complexity goes above that of the standard mobile card game and attempts to reach that of a typical TCG.
Currently, there is a single-player campaign, player-versus-player mode, and card trading available. The game is available in the Google Play and App Store for the regions mentioned above.
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