Tomy and Esdevium launched the much-lauded augmented reality Lightseekers trading card game at UK Games Expo, further highlighting the growing importance of this NEC-based event.
Show attendees were treated to a full hands-on experience of Lightseekers products and the opportunity to buy the trading cards before mere mortals can do so next month.
The augmented reality trading cards are playable as a physical, standalone game and also enhance gameplay on the Lightseekers mobile game. Throughout 2017, Tomy and its technology partner PlayFusion, will be bringing a host of connected toys to market, such as smart action figures and other accessories.
At launch, there are over 350 cards to collect and play. The play pattern is to take control of a hero and use cards in the collection - such as those featuring spells, creatures, items, and locations - to defeat opponents. Cards can be scanned by the Lightseeker mobile game and unlock in-game effects including additional spells, boosts and followers to fight alongside you.
The cards go on sale across the UK on July 1st and the mobile game is out now.