You know Trading Card Games? And you know how many companies use cards to bring to live 3D monster models? Sounds a but like Yu-Gi-Oh? Well, Warhammer AR dabbles in the field, only if you lose then you may not be sent to the Shadow Realm. Hopefully.
Playfusion announced an an IP partnership with Games Workshop to develop a game based in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar universe. The new game will feature physical trading cards, a digital trading card game for mobile and PC, and an augmented reality experience using PlayFusion’s proprietary computer vision and augmented reality technology, the Enhanced Reality Engine.
(Side note, the Enhanced Reality Engine sounds like a sci-fi dystopian simulation machine which enslaves humanity, likely owned by Oculus. Not complaining though, it sounds rad.)
“Partnering with Games Workshop fulfills a lifelong dream of contributing to the Warhammer universe. The majority of our team and I grew up part of the Warhammer community, so it’s a huge honour for all of us to not only partner with such an iconic British company but also to contribute to one of the original and best fantasy IPs in the world,” said Mark Gerhard, CEO and Co-Founder of PlayFusion. “We are really passionate about developing a rich and innovative new way for the community and beyond to experience the Age of Sigmar.”
According to the release, PlayFusion will launch the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions experience in July 2018. The physical trading card game will feature hundreds of collectible cards that players can use to build their own decks to fit their strategy and tactics. The physical cards will also come to life when viewed through PlayFusion’s Enhanced Reality Engine, allowing fans to unlock various enhanced gameplay options while also giving them an exciting new way to explore the Warhammer Age of Sigmar world.
Unfortunately, no images of the game in action were supplied. Shame, I was intrigued to see it in action.
“Working with such a talented and accomplished group like PlayFusion is an absolute privilege. Their passion, technological expertise, and just sheer ‘can do’ attitude has been seriously impressive,” said Jon Gillard Head of Licensing for Games Workshop. “Taking the richness of Warhammer Age of Sigmar and merging it with their innovative hybrid physical/digital trading card game makes for a winning combination anyway, but add in the cool AR functionality and this game really is something special.”
More info here: http://www.warhammerchampions.com/