Square Enix just announced Voice of Cards The Forsaken Maiden on PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. If it was already surprising to see the publisher authorize the development of a sequel to its card game signed Yoko Taro, we may also be surprised that the new game will appear in less than two weeks.
Just as it would be inaccurate to consider the Yakuza franchise as niche, with final episodes becoming more and more known and recognized by players, the NieR saga is no longer as obscure as it was in its beginnings. The fault is undoubtedly an Automata episode to which PlatinumGames has given its know-how in terms of gameplay dynamism.
Now that Yoko Taro’s writing talent is well established, the release of the first Deny having been able to convince the last reluctant, each of his new works is particularly awaited. Even the NieR Reincarnation launched on mobiles could have made those who resisted think about this type of media.
The new Voice of Cards won’t claim to have done the first
Last October, almost out of nowhere, Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars landed on Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC. It was about a card game with RPG components, or the opposite, with creative direction entrusted to Yoko Taro. The ensemble had something to be even more attractive since the composer Keiichi Okabe (NieR) and the artist Kimihiko Fujisaka (The Last Story) were also in the game.
And today, again out of the blue, Square Enix just announced Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden. A suite ? Yes and no. This game does not follow the events of the first, and can therefore be enjoyed as is. The development team of the first Voice of Cards has obviously been reunited here, and the game will put you in control of a young boy on a quest to defend isolated islands from destruction. He will be accompanied by a young girl who failed to become a priestess, one of those who protected these same lands.
Like the first part, Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden will only be available as a downloadable version on Switch, PS4 and PC. Its release is expected for next Thursday, February 17 at a price of 29.99 euros.