Warframe developer is making a free-to-play hero shooter

Matt Sayer 17 August 2017 NEWS


And it's got cards. Because everyone loves cards, right?

Digital Extremes, the studio behind the tremendously successful third-person shooter Warframe, has today revealed its latest project, a free-to-play team-based shooter called The Amazing Eternals.

Currently exclusive to PC, The Amazing Eternals swaps Warframe's slick futuristic aesthetic for a retro sci-fi look that calls to mind recent games like Headlander and The Deadly Tower of Monsters. It's not an aesthetic you see often in competitive shooters, and it seems that Digital Extremes is leaning into it hard with all manner of spinning UFOs, creepy Theremin music and collectable cards styled after pulpy 70s sci-fi novels.

Speaking of cards, deck building will play a major role in The Amazing Eternals. When you're not blasting other Eternals into smithereens, you'll be customising a loadout of collectable cards that you bring with you into each match. These cards grant you special abilities, including new weapons, traps and damage boosts. Given the game's free-to-play nature, it's a safe bet that you'll be able to unlock new cards through some sort of loot box system earned in-game or purchased with real money.

The Amazing Eternals doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but you can sign up for the Closed Beta on the game's website. Alternatively, you can buy into the game's Founders Program and start playing from 29 August.

Card collecting seems to be finding its way into a lot of games these days, with both the MOBA Smite and the Elder Scrolls series spinning off their own CCGs recently.

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