From Press Release:
Liège, Belgium – July 18 2018 – Independent studio Abrakam has today relaunched its digital collectible card battler, Faeria, with a new premium “Buy2Play” model. Previously released as a free-to-play title in 2017, Faeria for PC (Steam) will now cost $24.99 / £18.99 / €19.99 for new players, which guarantees them fast and fair access to all original cards from the game’s Classic Edition. Existing players will also be able to complete their Classic Edition card collection, for no additional fee.
The studio is also releasing the deck-expanding Fall of Everlife DLC, simultaneously with the Buy2Play release. Players can look forward to a new DLC of 40 cards every two months to keep the game constantly fresh.
Offering both a solo and intense multiplayer experience, Faeria is a unique card game hosted on a living board. It has enjoyed considerable success over the past year, earning critical acclaim and registering over one million downloads. Players have racked up hundreds of thousands of gameplay hours using Faeria’s F2P mode – but now Abrakam feels the time is right to create a more even playing field for the game’s ever-growing audience.
“We discovered that it is almost impossible to have fair competitive gameplay in Faeria’s free to play model – and we’ve also observed that people are growing weary of the F2P model, and feel it’s time for us to try to monetise digital card games differently,” said Abrakam’s Chief Creative Officer, Jean-Michel Vilain.
“The new Buy2Play version of Faeria gives you access to all cards, unlocked in less than 100 hours of play. This ensures that competitive play is balanced, as nobody can buy to win. We’re also introducing collectible Lore Pages, which showcase the game’s superb artwork supported by evocative text. And, most importantly, we will update Faeria on a regular basis with new cards and features. Buy once, play forever!”
As part of this update, players who’ve been enjoying Faeria in its F2P form will receive access to all remaining cards from the Classic Edition, free of charge. All-new Lore Pages are being added to the game, too, offering greater insights into the world and characters of Faeria. These beautiful collectible extras can be unlocked by completing certain solo-mode campaign missions, or found inside Mythic Chests, which can be earned through play alone or acquired via in-game purchases. A new game and tournament format featuring a deck “banning” system is also making its way into this release.
The 40-card Fall of Everlife expansion arrives on July 18, to complement the game’s move to Buy2Play, presenting new challenges and opportunities to veterans and newcomers alike. After that, the studio will be issuing another 40-card pack every two months, as well as implementing new features on a monthly basis.
Newcomers can take advantage of a limited-time discount, too, with Faeria’s Classic Edition retailing for a 10% saving of $22.99 / £17.09 / €18.99 until August 21. A special All-In Bundle, featuring the Classic Edition alongside the Fall of Everlife DLC and a Premium Pack of additional cards, is also available for $39.75 / £30.20 / €34.15, a saving of 25% off its total retail value of $52.97.
For more information on Faeria, please visit the game’s official website. Information on the Faeria World Circuit, the game’s prize-money offering competitive program, can be found here. Press assets are available in our dedicated press room.