After the incredible success of “Fallout Shelter” despite the lack of advertising, it seems like Bethesda Games will be doing the same thing with the company’s next mobile game, “The Elder Scrolls: Legends.” Bethesda this will be the last news about the game until it is available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Published by Bethesda and developed by Direwolf, “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” will be a free-to-play mobile game, much like “Fallout: Shelter,” though unlike the post-apocalyptic title, “Legends” will be a collectible card game (CCG). “Fallout: Shelter” was an immediate success, making millions of dollars in its first month or so, so it's clear Bethesda is hoping for something similar with “Legends.”
Touch Arcade said it is hoping Bethesda has a contingency plan. It said “Fallout: Shelter” has been hurt by a lack of new content. Considering “Legends” is a CCG game and will be competing against the likes of “Hearthstone,” fans of the series hope the game will have new cards in the immediate future.
Polygon said Direwolf and Bethesda promised the game would be able to compete with "Hearthstone." “Legends” has actually been in development since 2013, so it seems the studios are working hard to make the mobile game one fans will notice.
Recently, Blizzard announced the latest “Hearthstone” expansion called “The Grand Tournament,” which is a somewhat lighter version of a previous expansion from “World of Warcraft.” It will be interesting to see if “The Elder Scrolls: Legends” does the same with “Skyrim” or “Oblivion” related expansions.
“The Elder Scrolls: Legends” does not have a definitive release date, though fans can expect the game to hit mobile stores sooner or later. Given the success of “Fallout: Shelter,” it's clear “Legends” will at least create some buzz and leave a considerable impact on some mobile gamers.