Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars shows its hand on October 28 for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam
At the September 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream, Square Enix officially unveiled Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars after a teaser earlier this month. The game will be released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on October 28.
A new trailer confirms that Alim will be developing it; they've primarily done high-profile mobile projects in the past including Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and Brave Frontier. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars presents its entire world built solely on cards and all gameplay, including battles, are presented solely through card animations.
Aside from what has already been announced for its staff (Yoko Taro as Creative Director, Yosuke Saito as Executive Producer, Keiichi Okabe as Music Director, and Kimihiko Fujisaka as Character Designer), additional staff has also been shared with Maasa Mimura serving as the game's Director & Hiroki Yasumoto and Todd Haberkorn as Game Masters for the Japanese and English releases respectively.
In Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, players will venture through a story set long ago in a world shrouded in mystery, guided by the narrative voice of the Game Master (voiced in English by Todd Haberkorn). Set in a world of swords and sorcery, the game is told entirely through the medium of cards. Players will follow the protagonist as he sets off on a journey to defeat a recently reawakened Dragon, that is threatening the land and its people, in hopes of securing an immense reward. He is joined on his travels by his companions; Mar, a monster very attached to him, and Melanie, a black witch with a grudge against the Dragon. Players will need to make choices throughout the story, as well as join in turn-based field and dungeon battles that unfold on a board, in the manner of traditional tabletop RPGs.
A wide array of DLC has also been announced for Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars - many themed around the recent NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… re-release, in which Yoko Taro, Yosuke Saito, Keiichi Okabe, and Kimihiko Fujisaka were all involved in.
Fans of the NieR series will also be able to enjoy theming their adventure with a special bundle set*, which includes the game, the Pixel Art Set DLC, and seven more DLC themed after NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…:
- Dress of the Bereft – Swaps the costumes of the protagonist, Mar and Melanie to the design of NieR Replicant™ ver.1.22474487139…:
- Emil’s Pattern – Swaps the reverse card design to a design resembling Emil’s clothing
- Emil Avatar – Swaps the player’s avatar to a design resembling Emil
- Emil Dice – Swaps the dice to a design adorned with Emil’s face
- Grimoire Weiss Board – Swaps the battle board and accessories to designs patterned after Grimoire Weiss
- Library Desk – Swaps the table design to resemble a certain library’s stonework
- Devola’s Music – Swaps the general background music to a soundtrack that bring to mind the journeys of a certain young man who fought to save his sister.
- Pixel Art Set – Swaps all character and enemy illustrations to pixel art
*The items sold in this set will be available for individual purchase after the game release.
Fans who pre-order the game will receive the “Golden Dragon Pattern” DLC, which swaps the reverse card design to an original design by Kimihiko Fujisaka as well as a “Traditional Avatar”, which allows them to change the design of the game piece on the field into a traditional craftwork.
A demo for Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is now available to download on the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store for curious players to try out.
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