C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield – Details and videos

Acquire are hard at work on a game called C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield: a roguelike-style deckbuilding SRPG. It’s releasing on Nintendo Switch on May 23rd worldwide..

If you want to see what the game is all about, why not check out the First Look Trailer that was shared a couple months ago?

Roguelike-style deckbuilding and SRPGs meet in this game to create an all-new genre!
Lead the Clausewitz Battalion into a map shrouded in mist. Find and enhance cards to create powerful decks to do battle with against strong foes.

If you’re looking for something more recent, here’s a Story Trailer (now available in English and Japanese):

Also, ACQUIRE has shared the opening movie:

And that’s not all, Acquire has also shared the following:

  • the main theme of the game, which was composed by Noriyuki Iwadare (Ace Attorney series, Langrisser, and more)
  • a collection of the Director’s favourite Battle BGM tracks
  • a soundtrack preview video

Next up: character trailers! Here’s all the trailers available as of writing (latest update: January 18th):

Finally, there’s also a couple of commercials for you to check out:

First up, here’s some details about the story:

On that day, a jet black dragon descended on the kingdom, and in the blink of an eye it had destroyed everything.

The 100 Years’ War…
That was the name given to the ongoing battle between the 17 countries.

Already it seemed like a war with no end, but the appearance of a single dragon changed everything.
It was a “chimera” created from a dragon with no interest in the humans’ war and the spirit of a warmongering human.
The weapon, created by the enemy country Fahftania, could not be completed without great sacrifice.
However, Fahftania joined forces with the giant organization Hellmuth Brigade to sacrifice 1000 of their citizens to create the greatest chimera in history.
Having acquired this overwhelming power, no one possessed the ability to defeat Fahftania and the Hellmuth Brigade.

Seth Arden, a scout from the Clausewitz Battalion has discovered that Fahftania is creating chimeras in their aim to take over the world.
Hearing this, Captain Vel Dina is angered by their inhumane experiments.

To put a stop to these terrible, cold-hearted experiments, the Clausewitz Battalion sets off for Fahftania.

However, they would soon find that all of Fahftania is under the Hellmuth Brigade thrall…

And here’s some details and the list of key features:

A refreshing new game system that combines roguelike-style deckbuilding with SRPGs.
Witness the unique tactical gameplay offered by SRPGs with a rougelike twist!
Use over 50 varieties of cards to build powerful decks, and strategically confront enemies on an SRPG field.
Every encounter requires a different strategy. Adapt to new battlegrounds and plan accordingly.
Build the strongest deck and put a stop to the Hellmuth Brigade’s actions.
Don’t miss out on this new gaming experience!

Battle System: The battle system combines SRPG-style turn-based battles with card battles.
It adds the elements of card battles to the traditional SRPG strategy-focused turn-based battles.
Good deckbuilding is important to gain the upper edge in any battle.
A fusion of the strategic positioning and tactics of SRPGs, with the excitement of card battlers!

Search Through the Mist: Clear away the mist on the map to discover enemies, facilities, and equipment and form a battle plan
A map shrouded in mist awaits you.
Clear the mist away as you advance forward, and discover hidden enemies, facilities, and equipment.
What could be hiding in the mist? Anticipate anything and account for everything in your strategy.

Cards: over 50 varieties, all with unique designs
Different cards will appear on different stages, allowing you to build a new deck and experience a new combat style on each stage.

  • Fresh Gameplay: combining roguelike-style deckbuilding with SRPGs for a brand-new experience
  • Cards: over 50 varieties, all with unique designs
  • Search Through the Mist: Clear away the mist on the map to discover enemies, facilities, and equipment and form a battle plan
  • Battle system: combines SRPG turn-based battles with card battles

C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield will be fully voiced in both English and Japanese. Here’s the list of Japanese VA:

  • Captain Vel Dina: Lynn
  • Swordsman Leon Haith: Takeo Otsuka
  • Heavy Infantryman Alex Galleon: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Archer Lily Maple: Chiwa Saito
  • Scout Seth Arden: Atsumi Tanezaki
  • Cavalry Erik Lapide: Yuuichirou Umehara
  • Thief Jade Shadowclaw: Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Wizard Ann Clausen: Karin Takahashi

Finally, here’s some screenshots:

C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 23rd worldwide.

Source: Acquire (Steam)


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