Japanese powerhouse Square Enix recently announced a new mobile card game based on a classic IP, Dragon Quest Rivals. Of course, this is the first ever card game in the Dragon Quest franchise, which started in 1986 and spawned over 10 titles. Characters and monsters found in the series are now presented in the form of cards, which players have to collect to form a playable deck.
Of course, familiar skills and devastating spells from the IP’s long history will also appear in the game as well. As one might suspect, Dragon Quest Rivals does play and look awfully similar to Hearthstone, with minor changes to the user interface. Closed Beta for Dragon Quest Rivals will run from June 9 to June 19 in Japan, with just 2,000 slots for iOS and 8,000 slots for Android users.