Today, Nintendo hosted another Direct presentation, and a brand new game by Yoko Taro has been announced, Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.
Square Enix revealed that the game will launch for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC via Steam on October 28.
It’s a new take on RPG with mechanics based on cards produced by Yosuke Saito, with music composed by Keiichi Okabe (who previously worked on the NieR and Drakengard series and more) and character design by Kimihiko Fujisaka, who worked on the Drakengard Series, The Last Story, Terra Battle, and more.
This game has been teased over several livestreams by Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito, and finally, we learn what it is about. Speaking of which, you can read an official description below.
“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.”
Pre-ordering the game will grant you the “Golden Dragon Pattern” DLC, which swaps the reverse card design to an original design by Kimihiko Fujisaka, on top of the “Traditional Avatar”, which lets you change the design of the game piece on the field into traditional craftwork.
A special bundle set focusing on the NieR series will include the following.
- 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
Last, but not least, a free demo that covers events before the beginning of the game has been made available on the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop today.
You can check out the trailer below.