The literally-titled if misspelled Kard Combat has been available on the Canadian App Store for a little while now, but developer Hothead Games has announced that it'll be available for everyone from July 13.
Not only that, but game producer Hamish Millar has been good enough to put together a brief video showing how the gameplay works. The influence of Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield , co-designer of the project, is clear when watching a match unfold -- gameplay seems very similar to a fast-paced Magic battle.
Millar introduces the game's single player campaign mode, known as "Tower," in his video. Tower Mode allows players to practice their skills against AI opponents but also unlock upgrades for their mage and new cards -- all of which will give them an edge when it comes to playing multiplayer matches.
Kard Combat will be free to download when it releases on July 13, but will only come with 40 cards and 5 of the Tower missions. According to the current Canada App Store's description, making any in-app purchase (which can be as low as $0.99 to unlock an individual class of mage) will unlock the complete campaign, all the cards and the ability to play up to 20 multiplayer games at the same time -- presumably using an asynchronous system similar to popular iOS titles Words with Friends, Disc Drivin' and Carcassonne.
The in-app purchase of the "full game" is currently $2.99 in the Canadian App Store, with individual components available for $0.99 each. It's likely these prices will carry over to the US version when it releases.
Watch out for Kard Combat on the App Store from July 13, and keep an eye on the official website to find out more.