Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls franchise is one of the most recognizable and loved role-playing game franchises in existence today. Bethesda's PC and console releases such as the highly-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim’ broke many records when it released and is still considered to be a benchmark when it comes to the genre. In a bid to take advantage of the huge fan following that the series has amassed, Bethesda has been trying to adapt The Elder Scrolls series into different formats.

A few years ago, the company launched ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ game which provided the same role-playing experience as the previous games, but as a multiplayer platform rather than single-player games.

While it did get some appreciation, the company failed to capture the minds and hearts of the people with the MMORPG title. Bethesda then announced a competitive card game based on the Elder Scrolls universe, named ‘The Elder Scrolls: Legends’.

Game release for Android and iOS smartphones

"Legends" was announced quite a while back, but Bethesda took some time to reach the final build for the game. Although, it was launched for iPads in March and for Android tablets in June, the smartphone version of the game was missing. However, the developers have now released the game on supported iPhones and Android handsets as well, and it will be free-to-play.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ is a competitive card game which pits players against other players in a bid to win the rounds, quite similar to the "Hearthstone" game.

However, the Elder Scrolls game will, of course, feature cards of well-known characters from the franchise. Although the base game, along with the Heroes of Skyrim expansion is free to play, two other story expansions are also up for offer to gamers. However, these story mode expansions will have to be purchased in-app, if players intend to play them.

Things to remember before starting ‘The Elder Scrolls: Legends’

The game is still being balanced by the developers, meaning that at first some of the cards may be too overpowered or underpowered, leading to a one-sided match. However, one must remember that these issues will likely get fixed as time passes. The game will also require an internet connection to be played, meaning that it is perhaps best for gamers with a strong Wi-Fi connectivity.

All gamers who own an Android 4.4 or higher powered device should be able to run the title, along with all those who own iOS 10.0 or newer smartphones. It now remains to be seen how good Bethesda can make the game and how well fans respond to it.