[Game website] I can’t believe what I just read. The English version of Mabinogi Duel, the mobile trading card game for iOS and Android based on characters from Mabinogi and Mabinogi Heroes (Vindictus), will be brought to “US, Europe and other international markets” by Nexon Korea. Nexon Korea, not Nexon North America or Europe, was stated in the official press release.
Nexon Korea has also opened Closed Beta sign-ups for Android users in North America and Europe, which begins on March 24 and ends on April 1. Strange that the Closed Beta is not global. Mabinogi Duel will be a full-featured card battle game that will offer tons of content, including a single-player campaign and more than 1,000 powerful character and creature cards.
In addition, the game will feature head-to-head competitive play that will let players build a tightly constructed deck to use during duels, in which careful placement of units and smart use of the game’s turn-based mechanics will see victory. There are no draws in Mabinogi Duel. Instead, card battles will come down to skillfully using the game’s exquisitely balanced card library.
Mabinogi Duel will be updated through “Generations” that will add even more single-player campaign content and more playable cards. The game will also offer a unique card trading feature that lets nearby players trade cards with each other from their mobile devices through Wi-Fi. The game, touted as the “most full-featured trading card game” is scheduled for release in May for iOS and Android.