Diving back into the world of free-to-play shooters, Warframe developer Digital Extremes has revealed the first gameplay footage from The Amazing Eternals, its retro-pulp-inspired hero- and card-based first-person shooter formerly known as Keystone.
Players will choose from one of several Eternals, the game’s version of heroes, and pull cards from decks they built before matches to give them new weapons, buffs, traps and more during the teamwork-focused matches.
The feel of the game captures familiar tropes from a variety of mid-century pulp genres like science fiction, spaghetti Western, and fantasy. And the overarching meta-story of the game is incredibly reminiscent of the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, in that you and some friends are playing a board game when you get sucked into these individual worlds and inhabit the bodies of your Eternals, who are locked in this unending, epic struggle.
All in all, The Amazing Eternals sounds like a mixture of Warframe, Overwatch, and Project 1v1, Gearbox’s unofficial new card-based competitive shooter. (Project 1v1 will now probably suffer the same fate as its last game, Battleborn, what with it having a slightly similar game releasing at the same time and also because it isn’t Borderlands.)
The Amazing Eternals will be free-to-play, which probably means that cards and maybe even Eternals will be purchasable. Digital Extremes is hosting a closed beta on August 29th. You can sign up for free and hope that Digital Extremes draws your name out of a hat, or (in the spirit of free-to-play games) you can pay to join the game’s Founders Program and guarantee yourself a spot.
Digital Extremes hasn’t revealed a release date for Amazing Eternals, but for right now it looks like the game is only coming to PC.