Here's a recap of the announcements made in the Shadowverse Next 2024 presentation!
Link to Shadowverse Next 2024:
Shadowverse: World's Beyond
The title of the new Shadowverse game is Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond. It's a free-to-play online digital card game that will be available for iOS, Android and PC. We will be announcing the distribution platform on PC as soon as possible.
In addition to Japanese, it will be supported in multiple languages from Asia, Europe, and North America. It is scheduled to be released worldwide in the summer of 2024.
(Update) Teaser SiteThe teaser site for Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond is now live!
New Features for Card BattlesIn Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond, basic rules such as deck building and card types will remain the same, while new features will also be added to make the card battles even more intense.
Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond will be introducing a new mechanic called: Super Evolution.
Just like in the original game, a follower can be evolved starting on the second player's 4th turn by expending EP (evolution points).
Super evolution will be available at the start of the second player's 6th turn. Up to 2 remaining EP will be turned into SEP (super evolution points) that players can use to super-evolve a follower. To compensate, the number of EP a player will have is also increasing. The first player will have 3 EP, and the second player will have 4 EP.
Super-Evolve AbilitiesThese abilities will trigger when the follower in question super-evolves.
They're powerful and have a lot of influence over the outcome of a battle. Also, if you super-evolve a follower that has both an evolve ability and a super-evolve ability, both abilities will activate simultaneously.
EngageSeveral new abilities and rules will be added to battles and Engage is one of them.
Engage is a mechanic that works with amulets. Once an amulet has been played, a player can press its Engage button at any time on their turn to activate that amulet's ability.
In Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond, you build a deck by using cards of any given class along with Neutral cards, just like in the original game. Changes include the addition of the Abysscraft class, which combines the characteristics of and replaces Shadowcraft and Bloodcraft.
New CharactersHere are 2 of the new main characters we revealed:
- Dreizehn (Portalcraft)
- Lovesign (Forestcraft)
These 2 will be making their debut in the main story of Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond, alongside other new main characters.
World FeatureIn Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond, completely new features outside of card battles will be implented—one of them being the world feature.
This new feature will allow players to have various real-time interactions in a virtual space connected with other players. This will allow us to offer a wider range of gaming experiences.
Players will appear in a 3D space and will be able to move around freely in-game using their own custom-made avatars. There are a wide variety of customizable avatars, and sets will be made available which will allow players to dress up with the costumes and hairstyles of popular characters.
This virtual lobby will allow players to compete with each other and will also be a space where events are held. Additionally, an exclusive area where guild members can gather together, as well as personal rooms that players can edit and invite their friends to, will also be implemented.
These worlds will also feature other games besides card battles. In addition to allowing players to play together in a variety of ways, we are also considering implementing a system that will allow players to obtain items and rewards that can be used in card battles.
Tournament EventsWith the release of the new game, we plan on shifting competitive events from Shadowverse to Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond.
We will announce the timing of the switch at a later date, but we plan to continue running various competitions for Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond. Everything from our large-scale RAGE events to online tournaments. We're hard at work to organize tournaments overseas as well, so please keep an eye out for that.
Shadowverse World Championship
Up until now, we have held the tournaments Shadowverse World Grand Prix and Shadowverse Invitational in order to determine champions on a yearly basis, but we will now instead be holding the Shadowverse World Championship in early 2025.
The World Championship is an event where top players who have excelled in competitions all over the world are invited to compete with each other and the winner will receive a cash prize of 10 million JPY and a special Shadowverse: Evolve card.
Qualifying for the World ChampionshipBelow are the competitions and regions which will allow players to qualify for the World Championship:
- RAGE Shadowverse (8 slots)
- RAGE Shadowverse Pro Tour (3 slots)
- Shadowverse NetEase Championship (4 slots)
- Shadowverse Korea Open (2 slots)
- Shadowverse Taiwan Open (2 slots)
- Shadowverse Open West/SEAO (3 slots)
- Wild Card (2 slots)
Players who excel in these competitions can qualify for the World Championship. Wild Card details will be announced at a later date.
Players can also qualify for the World Championship by ranking high in RAGE Shadowverse 2024 Spring, as well as other competitions centered on the original game and not Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond. In addition, all RAGE tournaments scheduled for 2024 will be open to all players inside and outside of Japan.
We hope that players from all over the world will take part in RAGE in order to qualify for the World Championship and continue to support official Shadowverse competitions.
Future of ShadowverseThe current Shadowverse game will continue its service in parallel with Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond. Details regarding the future operation of the Shadowverse application will be revealed on official Shadowverse social media platforms after December 14.
Disclaimer- Features are in development and subject to change.
- Tournaments and qualifications for the Shadowverse World Championship are subject to change.
Thank you for your continued support. We hope you look forward to Shadowverse's future!