National Video Games Examiner Patrick Hickey Jr. chats with Cat Daddy Games’ Harley Howe, who discusses the bevy of new changes in the second season of “WWE SuperCard,” including new characters, a new card tier and the team-based People’s Champion Challenge and how they make the already deep mobile game an even cooler experience.
Patrick Hickey Jr.: How will the new Survivor tier change the game?
Harley Howe: New tiers (or card sets) introduce new opportunities for players to collect their favorite Superstars and create new strategies based on the cards they pick up. If you take a peek at the roster for this Season’s Survivor tier, you’ll see a bunch of new faces, some of which have some pretty interesting statistical differences. Survivor has debuted a bunch of new Manager cards and Enhancements, too, which can buff any kind of deck you’re trying to build.
As a WWE fan, it’s great to see Bubba Ray, Becky Lynch, and Bayley join the WWE SuperCard roster with their Survivor cards.
Hickey Jr.: Which new card is your favorite? Why?
Howe: I love the new Bayley Survivor card. The portrait we’re using really captures and emphasizes why Bayley is so awesome to watch. Our animators did a great job of capturing the Bayley-To-Belly Suplex, too.
Hickey Jr.: What was the logic behind adding so many new managers? How does it change the game?
Howe: It changes the game in some pretty big ways. Managers are a different kind of Support card — their buffs boost the entire team and last the entire match. While they’re pretty effective at all times, they’re most useful in an event like Road to Glory, where you’re battling other players with a huge deck across multiple rounds.
Looking beyond just the strategic elements they introduce, managers are a big part of the WWE so it’s cool to have them in WWE SuperCard. These guys and gals are a huge part of WWE and are fondly remembered by fans.
Hickey Jr.: What prompted the image changer for cards?
Howe: This is something we really wanted to deliver and we’re glad we could. When you play WWE SuperCard, you get attached to certain cards and this is a way to kind of “port” that card over into higher rarities. It also gives players more tools to customize their experience alongside Tokens and Enhancements. So, if you have an old image that you liked better from an earlier tier you can now bring it back!
Hickey Jr.: Why should someone play the team-based People’s Champion Challenge?
Howe: It’ll certainly be a fun, great way to compete for new Survivor cards. It’s also a feature that we designed in response to what players have been doing for awhile. In the past, players would choose the same MVP, player for the same card, and race up the leaderboard together. Team PCC streamlines this process. Together, with teammates, you’ll get to play for a card together and receive the same rewards based on your position.
Hickey Jr.: What’s next?
Howe: Great question. Right now we’re really focused on bringing Team PCC to everyone and getting that event moving. Down the road, we’ll definitely take a look at expanding the social and team offerings and seeing what we can do there.