Dragon Front is Oculus’ first collectible card game

Oculus Rift is getting its very own collectible card game. Following in the steps of Scrolls and Hearthstone, Dragon Front is a fantasy themed card game for the headset from the pioneering VR company. Oculus recently revealed the game on its blog along with a trailer that you can watch above.

Dragon Front is the first exclusive game Oculus VR has announced since it opened up for preorders last month. It’s being developed by High Voltage Software and produced in-house by Oculus. High Voltage doesn’t necessarily have the most steady of track records, but it does have a diverse range of genres covered. Ben 10: Omniverse 2, based on the Ben 10 animated series, and Zone of the Enders: HD Collection are two examples from the developer’s portfolio.

Regardless, the game looks like it’s got all the necessary features down. Much like you’d expect with a VR card game, the cards come to life on the battlefield. There are some things that make this stick out from the crowd however, as if being the first VR card game wasn’t enough. A champion system lets each team summon legendary boss units to fight on their behalf. In total, the game will start out with 280 character cards, 80 encampments, and more than 100 spells. Of course, being an online game, it also sports competitive leaderboards for players who want to compete with friends and strangers.

Players get to choose among four competing factions, and much like in Magic: The Gathering, they all have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s up to the player to choose how they combine the cards available in the game, keeping in mind that there are already three additional add-on packs coming. This means that, yes, microtransactions are a thing here. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with card games, regardless of whether they’re digital or analogue, as you always improve decks by buying smaller sets of cards. For anyone worried they’ll only be able to play against superior human opponents and get their self-confidence crushed (sniff), High Voltage has you covered with both online multiplayer and a single-player mode against an AI.

The game is slated for a release within the first half of 2016 and has only been announced for Oculus VR so far. But considering the genre and graphical fidelity, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the game will also see a release on Samsung and Oculus’ mobile Gear VR headset.


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