This week, the latest issue of Famitsu has at least one new game announcement for the Nintendo Switch, and it’s Hototogisu Tairan 1553 Ryuuko Aiutsu. It’s the latest entry in the Hototogisu Tairan series from Irem, that combine Trading Card Game with Strategy Game elements. It’s being developed by Granzella, and it will be released in Spring 2018 in Japan.
The theme of the game is the Battle of Kawanakajima, though various other themes will be added after launch via Software updates. There are 4 game modes:
- Raid Battle: Single Player;
- Online Battle: to play against other players via the internet;
- Deck Build: allows you to combine cards;
- Trading: allows you get the cards obtained via the Raid Battle and Online Battle modes.
The producer for this game is none other than Goro Matsuo, a Magic The Gathering champion from Japan. Development is said to be 70% complete, according to Famitsu.
As for the cards themselves, they feature illustrations from over 70 different illustrators, including Tomoyo Asatani, Kita Senri, Jiji, Itaru Hinoue, Sakura Miwabe, Cuboon, Kaya8, Jun Suemi, Katsuya Terada, Akemi Takada, Takehito Harada, KEI, Kimiya Masago, Raita Kazama, Ittoku, Ken Sugawara, Satoru Senda, Eeji Komatsu, Aki Seno, Juu Ayakura, Satoshi Itou, Kouji Ogata, Akihiro Kimura, Jun Tsukasa, Sunaho Tobe, Chisato Naruse, and more. If you’re playing (or have played) Fire Emblem Heroes, you should definitely recognise some of these names!
Hototogisu Tairan 1553 Ryuuko Aiutsu will be featured in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, which comes out on Thursday in Japan (Wednesday morning/afternon for Europe and North America), where further details about the game will be provided.
In the mean time, here’s the preview scan from Famitsu magazine:
Hototogisu Tairan 1553 Ryuuko Aiutsu (Switch) comes out this Spring in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!