Developed by an all-star team including the creators of various hits such as Yakuza, Castlevania, and Jet Set Radio, Revolve8 aims to become one of SEGA’s biggest mobile titles this year. And now, the Japanese studio has officially confirmed the release dates of this new strategy game.

The game will enter pre-launch in New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as several South East Asia countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines on January 17th. Afterward, it will officially launch in Japan on the 22nd and will be available globally on February 5th.

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Revolve8 features many characters from popular fairy tales such as Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. However, to add a fresh touch to the game, these characters have been redesigned in a creative way based on the imagination of Koji Igarashi, lead producer of the Castlevania franchise. This is a strategy game in which each player will have a deck of 8 cards, and the goal is to destroy the opponent’s towers within the time limit of 3 minutes.

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Destroy the enemy's towers to claim victory

The cards are divided into several classes: Minions, Heroes, Buildings, and Magic. Each of these cards has its own strengths and weaknesses, and they can be combined in different ways to build different types of deck. For example, the Assault-type decks prioritize aggressive attacks deep into enemy lines, while the Siege-type decks put a heavier focus on long-range attacks. The Counter-type decks, meanwhile, specialize in exploiting opponents’ mistakes for a deadly counterattack.

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Fairytale characters creatively redesigned

Each Hero also has their unique skills, which are also categorized into 2 types: Normal skill and SP skill. SP Skills are very powerful abilities that can only be used once per game by the leader of the deck. Normal Skills, on the other hand, can be used multiple times by any Hero, but they have a cooldown of 30 seconds. These skills have great impacts, so using them smartly will be the key to victory.

Furthermore, while Revolve8 is mainly a PvP game, it also has a single-player quest series to help newcomers get familiar with the basics of battle as well as the skills of the Heroes.

Revolve8 will be available on both Android and iOS.