During Tokyo Game Show 2021, the upcoming Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars received a dedicated segment on a Square Enix stream on October 3, 2021. To be honest, most of the information unveiled during this presentation wasn’t particularly vital to know, but there are interesting bits of trivia that were thrown around.
Despite how unorthodox and unconventional this title is for a video game, there is a focused effort on making this experience appealing to crowds not familiar with table-top games. The soundtrack, which oozes the ambiance of NieR and Drakengard, was used throughout this stream as a selling point to get prospective fans to pay attention to it. Additionally, the learning curve was stated to be simple to parse and entirely unlike the complexity and occasional annoyances of actual table-top games, which tend to require intricate diving into rulebooks.
Minigames were discussed at length, with there being 3 present and all card games within this already omnipresent card game. However, these minigames will utilize real-life playing card notations instead of what the main gameplay uses. Example screenshots were provided where 1 minigame has an entirely unique ruleset while another plays similarly to Solitaire.
Additionally, multiplayer will be available for these minigames, but only locally. No online multiplayer has been planned at this time. Still, players will be able to pass around 1 controller during multiplayer, making several controllers not required. DLC characters were also stated to be arriving.
Aside from those tidbits of information, most of the stream was just general conversation between the development team, merchandise advertising, and other insignificant matters regarding the game itself. One bit of interesting trivia is that the game director has primarily worked for a social network game company. Due to that background and the director’s lack of experience with this particular iteration of the video game medium, the team wasn’t sure if this title would be releasing this year.
If you missed it, check out our impressions of the Switch version’s demo.
You can view the stream where Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars was discussed below. It begins at 2:29:49 (the provided video is timestamped)
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is releasing for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on October 28, 2021.
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