37Games and DragonClaw Studio to Reimagine Popular Roleplaying Game into Mobile Collectible Card Game of Speed and Wits
REDMOND, WA (May 27, 2017): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and 37Games, announce today the development of Pathfinder Duels, the first digital collectible card game based on the Pathfinder universe.
Pathfinder Duels will be a digital trading card game based on the award-winning Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path. Players will build competitive decks around iconic Pathfinder heroes and villains. Every card will have an alignment: Good, Neutral, Chaotic, Lawful and Evil, and decks can be built with any combination of two alignments. The game is in the early stages of development and is expected to release September 2017.
Says Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens, “I was intimately involved with the creation of Magic: The Gathering in 1992, so when 37Games and DragonClaw Studio approached me with a plan to produce a digital Pathfinder CCG, my mind immediately started to dream up what cards might go into my Amiri deck!”
“It’s an honor to work with Paizo to bring the Pathfinder world to a new generation of mobile players,” says Allen Guang, project director at 37Games. “Thanks to the simultaneous turn mechanism, Pathfinder Duels is more than just a strategy game. It is a game of speed and wits. One must always be guessing the opponent’s next move and coming up with new, unique strategies to prevail. We guarantee you haven’t seen this in any other CCG.”
About DragonClaw Studio
DragonClaw was established in Shanghai, China. We are currently focusing on development of mobile games. We believe a good game must not only be fun but balanced at the same time. We are a group of hardcore gamers and fantasy fans. The thing that matters most to us is building a world that makes players want to keep coming back to it.
About 37 Games
From its origins in a small, unassuming office in Guangzhou, China, 37Games has quickly grown to become a browser and mobile game market leader in Eastern and Southeastern Asia. 37Games currently has over 2,000 staff in its Guangzhou Main Office, along with international offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh, Seoul and Taipei. 37Games plans to take its publishing and marketing prowess from Mainland China to help expand its business across the globe.
Publishing free to play games, 37Games taps into demographics previously unreached by the gaming sector. The games are built from the bottom up to provide experiences welcoming to both new and casual players alike.
About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.