Final Fantasy is one of the longest running, and best known, RPG series in the world. Consequently, the Final Fantasy card game was inevitable. A card game for a popular series is almost inevitable. The rise of computer games hasn’t stopped this. Probably the opposite, in fact. People who need more of an FF fix than FFXV are probably going to be happy. Final Fantasy card game is due to hit American stores on October 28th.
Card game enthusiasts will be very pleased to know that the game is not a watered down cash in.
First of all, the game has been running in Japan for six years. According to Gamershell.com, the US launch will have the following.
“The first set, entitled “Opus 1”, will feature 216 cards with iconic designs from highly acclaimed artists including Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshitaka Amano and Akihiko Yoshida, covering nearly 30 years of Final Fantasy. New cards themed after Final Fantasy VII Remake, Dissidia, and World of Final Fantasy. will also make their debut in Opus 1. Each card in Opus 1 will also have a premium “foil” version, making this set a must have for all the collectors out there.”
The game’s love letter to the series almost eclipses the deep gameplay. This rather explains the game’s amazing success in Japan. Fifteen expansions have hit Japan so far. And the 3.5 million booster packs sold show it has staying power among enthusiasts.
Finally, the three starter sets have been revealed. Square Enix’s choices are FFVII, X, and XIII. These games are some of the most popular games in the series.
Final Fantasy card game hits hobby stores in the states on October 28th.
An avid gamer since Nintendo vs Sega was a thing, Joe hopes to one day be a game designer himself.
When he’s not working on his design document for his planned ‘Joe is awesome’ RPG, he spends his time writing, going to track days and going to his local cinema.