Perfect World is bringing HEX to China

    
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HEX: Shards of Fate may just have hit a jackpot when it sorely needed it. MMO Culture is reporting that the trading card MMO recently signed a deal for Perfect World to publish it in China on both PC and iPad. Perfect World is billing it as “the first trading card game online.”

HEX has taken a long time in getting any sort of PvE content in the game and was the target of a lawsuit by Wizards of the Coast last year for treading on the copyrighted toes of Magic: The Gathering.

You can watch the official Chinese announcement trailer for HEX after the jump!

[Source: MMO Culture]
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Zophie Winters
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Zophie Winters

Karhima Luckily it’s just limited to China’s version of Hex.  The rest of us are free from them completely.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Karl_Hungus ChristopherPierce Nordavind breetoplay Oh, no no no! I wasn’t complaining about having an article about the game here on MOP. I am no MMO purist, I read most artciles no matter what. It was an honest question about the game, about where the MMO part is because I can’t seem to find any information about it.

TogashiKokujin
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TogashiKokujin

kofteburger Here is the announcement:

HEX Update – It’s no Myth


More cards, yay us :-)

TogashiKokujin
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FineFineValentine Yea the guy was grand … 1:15 min and he had gone through all eight factions, spoken about HEX meteors and dragons and flipped dozens of cards around. I guess this is the closest you can get to a mix between Wuxia, a wrestling announcer and a trading card game!

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PaganRites Nordavind breetoplay 
When you say “they didn’t quite make it” you forgot to add “yet” ;-)
HEX suffered from a typical Kickstarter problem – of course you have a lot of expectations once the Kickstarter is through, and you’d love to get all the “promised stuff” like … right now. Cryptozoic (the developer of HEX) has been slower in delivering the content than most people hoped for, but then hey, it really is their first massive project and I’ll rather have it slow but good than rushed out the door.
And what we are seeing so far: every step taken is solid.They started off with PvP, and their tournaments and drafts work well and provide a great structure for people who enjoy card duels. There’s a solid meta-game, lots of top-tier competitive decks you can choose to build and gameplay with a lot of depth. Plus a $100.000 tournament coming up.
Now they are on the next step: single-player PvE. The Arena took time to deliver, but it is in a solid place now and the AI is getting better week by week. Add to this that each opponent in the Arena really plays differently … so even the first glimpse of PvE is really entertaining. And that part of the game really is free-to-play: make an account, choose a starter deck, start plugging away in the Arena. You’ll progress, you’ll get equipment, you’ll get new PvE cards, you’ll get Gold (that you can use to buy more cards in the Auction House). Of course it isn’t complete yet and there are some PvP-cards that you would love to have for PvE as well, but you can work for it and get there.
And next up? Dungeons (which are still single-player) and Raids (which will be Multiplayer PvE card-fests). If you can afford to be patient and watch the game develop, this is where online card game excitement will be at.

PaganRites
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Nordavind breetoplay When HEX was on Kickstarter, there vision was a much more intricate Hearthstone, with PvE dungeons and PvP campaigns.  That’s when they coined the term MMOTCG.  They didn’t quite make it.

FineFineValentine
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FineFineValentine

That Chinese Voice-over guy CRUSHED IT. I don’t even know what it’s about, beyond the fact that humans were forced to team up with Elves, Orcs and Coyotes (ah, that old chestnut. What RPG DOESN’T have a Coyote faction!?), and I want to check it out. I’ve never seen cards spark that much!

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ChristopherPierce Nordavind breetoplay 
Bree says it’s close enough so I’m not going to argue. I’m just glad Massively is still alive and without the stupid affiliation with AOL. I’ll complain about the games themselves but I won’t complain about Massively.. unless they ban me for posting memes.

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Nordavind breetoplay There are dungeons and other multiplayer co op play I believe incoming. Don’t know all the details but it’s MMO like.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

breetoplay Nordavind I’ve played quite a few TCGs in my time, and I can’t see where this differs from some of the others. Seems like all card matches are 1-vs-1, or did I miss something? There is the Massive part?