Last August, Total War: Elysium was announced, with plans for announcing it worldwide eventually. Now it has been announced for the West, with a Closed Beta launching today on Android.
Total War: Elysium is a free to play strategy card game that will bring generals from history together in "epic strategic showdowns." Apparently it will be strategy, not luck, that will be the deciding factor, with players able to pick their preferred general and go to war.
It looks pretty different, with Decks only having 18 cards and the "ability to pick which nine cards you want in your deck every 7 turns," whatever that means. Players will also be able to utilize two battle lines to help organize their forces, which is interesting.
Players will be able to earn cards from level-up rewards, and Battle Packs can be bought with in-game currency and in-game purchases. All Battle Packs will tell players exactly how which rarity of cards they'll receive before purchasing them. If you don't want to do any of that, players can also craft their cards.
At launch, over 300 cards and 9+ Generals will be available, although more might come depending on how long the Closed Beta lasts.
How long will the game itself last? Barring it flopping, there are plans to make new cards, generals, and modes for years after release. Interestingly, when a new historical Total War game releases, that may mean new content for Elysium.
Total War: Elysium will launch on PC, Android, and iOS, but right now it's Closed Beta is only available for Android. If you're interested, sign up for it here.
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