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Nier's Yoko Taro teases new card-based RPG

UPDATE: Here's the first trailer for Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.

UPDATE 24/9/21: Tonight brought our first look at Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars in action, courtesy of its reveal trailer which debuted in tonight's Nintendo Direct.

Even better, we heard it would be released soon - on 28th October - with a free demo available from the Nintendo eShop today. Oh, and it's also coming to PlayStation 4 and PC.

"Players will square off in experiences that reveal themselves through cards, including turn-based battles, where their skills - and a little bit of luck - will determine the victor," the game's blurb reads, describing Voice of Cards as a "fresh take on tabletop RPGs".

ORIGINAL STORY 9/9/21: The next project from Nier's Yoko Taro will be a new deck-based role-playing game, titled Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.

Taro's team includes others veterans of Nier and Drakengard projects, such as executive director Yosuke Saito, music director Keiichi Okabe and character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka.

Details are otherwise thin on how it will play and when it might be released, but Square Enix is on board as publisher. Here's a typically confusing teaser trailer:

"This new title will spark players imagination and open their minds to a different way of storytelling as the narrative unfolds," Square Enix said today in a cryptic press release, adding that the game will be "an enchanting story completely depicted by cards".

Sounds ace?

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