We have been writing a lot about video games being transformed into tabletop experiences, but guess what? The other way around also works. We are not talking about Dire Wolf’s excellent interpretations of games such as Dune: Imperium or Root, no. The product we mean is Asmodee Entertainment’s outstanding collectible card game, Legend of the Five Rings, which is easily one of the best games in the genre you will ever find.
Now, Legend of the Five Rings is getting a video game adaptation, which has been described as a roguelite autobattler video game by Palindrome Interactive, which will be developing the digital interpretation of the popular samurai card game. The game is based on the story of samurai soldiers who are willing to investigate a mysterious kingdom known as Shadowlands, which is threatening the protagonists’ own idyllic way of life in the Emerald Empire.
Young recruits are drafted from the cards and shaped into battle-hardened samurai warriors who venture into these dark lands of feudal Japan. The Legend of the Five Rings is in its own right one of the best games that has ever graced the tabletop experience, and Palindrome Interactive is confident that it can captivate the unique theme and atmosphere of the original and deploy it successfully in a digital wrapping.
Palindrome Interactive is presently not a well-known name in the world of tabletop gaming experiences, and it has only created Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, a strategy video game that received 6/10 on Steam and 3.4/5 on GOG.com. However, the company is owned by Embracer Group, which is Asmodee’s parent company, and the two may seek to collaborate on future digital board game releases.
Embracer Group has already confirmed that it’s interested in establishing better synergies between its board games IPs and video gaming divisions. Embracer already has experience in building captivating digital board games through Twin Sails Interactive, formerly Asmodee Digital.
The company has created the digital adaptations of Terraforming Mars, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, A Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game, Arkham Horror, Splendor, Small World, and so many more.