Square Enix have announced a brand new Final Fantasy spin-off – the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game is presently solely set for a Japanese launch, however is headed to PC and cell. Those eagle-eyed of us at Gematsu noticed this one, and beta check sign-ups are open now with testing as a result of run from January 18th to 25th. It’ll be a small scale check solely letting in 10,000 folks at first, and it requires a Yahoo Japan account to enroll. While some are theorising that this can be an adaptation of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, I’ve acquired my doubts, which I share under.
From the one screenshot out there up to now, I don’t suppose that is associated to the official Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. The board format used and the cardboard stats appear totally different – it’s utilizing easy assault and defence scores, versus the Yu-Gi-Oh-esque ‘power’ scores within the 1000’s used within the bodily game. For comparability, the Tidus card within the digital shot above seems to have an assault rating of three, whereas all variations of him within the bodily game’s card list here are listed as 7000-9000. So, it seems to be an all-new game, maybe extra Hearthstone-like.
While presently introduced for Japan solely, I’d not be too stunned to see the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game get localised. It wouldn’t be the primary PC-and-mobile game to make the leap – Steam has a fancy widescreen version of the cell RPG Mobius Final Fantasy, in spite of everything. I really feel it could be an odd resolution not to carry it over (assuming it doesn’t fizzle out throughout Japanese beta testing) however previous Japanese publishers generally work in mysterious methods. Still, competitors is fierce in digital card games now, and the Final Fantasy identify carries extra weight than Gwent, for instance.
If you’ve acquired a Yahoo Japan account (not too troublesome to enroll in), you may apply for the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game’s beta test here, though realizing Japanese would assist. If you’d relatively simply play Triple Triad (the one authentic Final Fantasy card game), it’s a mini-game in Final Fantasy XIV, and simpler to study than the not too long ago patched-in mahjong.