These new decks and campaigns (as well as a new Challenge mode and Timed Multiplayer mode) are free to anyone who purchased the full game unlock -- as all future deck expansions to the title will be. We're glad every other TCG on the planet isn't quite as generous. We're not sure the support struts of our house could withstand the weight of all those metric tons of Pokémon cards.
"The fans asked and we delivered with this major update, taking into account all of the feedback we've received for the game," said Hamish Millar, producer at Hothead. "As a way of thanking our most loyal fans, everyone who purchases the Full Unlock for Kard Combat shall receive the new four mage classes and every other new mage class we ever create for the game, absolutely free."
Four new mage additions, each with their own unique arsenal of spells and cards to use:
Demon: Born from the fires of Hell, Demon's strengths lie in Fire mana and card reincarnation. When Demon's cards are destroyed they are replaced immediately by successors to continue their reign.
Chaos: Thriving in the madness of battle, Chaos disrupts his opponent with unpredictable cards of chance. The power of his cards is unpredictable to play against which make him a fierce and wild opponent.
Deception: Deception has many cunning cards up his sleeve that can thwart even the best strategies. He will force his opponent to remain tactically agile and therefore can be the most dynamic mage to face.
Arcane: Arcane specializes only in very powerful spells such as his Ritual Sacrifice or Healing Rays. Confined only to the use of magic, his spells are more powerful than any other mage.
Two new modes for added variety of gameplay:
Challenge mode: Challenge mode takes the strategic twists and turns of the Tower to the next level by dropping the player into scenarios that require tact and skill to survive. Whether it's starting with only one health point or a field full of cards, the many unique scenarios and win conditions in this mode will test players at every turn.
Timed multiplayer mode: This is a second mode for multiplayer where turn times are limited to 3 minutes, speeding up the game and the strategy. If your opponent doesn't make their move in time then you win the game.
Version 1.2 also includes:
New sound options, animations, improved graphics, and buttons
Footman and Automaton cards are now vulnerable to destroy.
Bug fixes correcting mana numbers, multiplayer slots, health discrepancy.
Ability to change game difficulty mid-campaign.
And others, with more to come.
New card promotion:
Players can like the official Kard Combat Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/kardcombat. When the page reaches 1000 likes, the Oracle card will be released for all players.
Inaugural Kard Combat Tournament Results:
Fifty-five players around the world participated in the first-ever Kard Combat tournament, and congratulations to the winner, DariusGemini2!
The press kit can be downloaded at http://www.triplepointpr.com/dl/hothead/Kard_Combat_presskit.zip (61.8MB)
Kard Combat is available for free in the App Store here:http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kard-combat/id421061883?mt=8
About Hothead Games
Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don't have a "make your own ice-cream sandwich bar" like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves. Check us out atwww.hotheadgames.com.