Not even four months after the release of Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, Square Enix has announced an unexpected follow-up titled Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden for PS4, Switch, and Steam, due out February 17th.
Creative director Yoko Taro and frequent collaborators Yosuke Saito, Keiichi Okabe, and Kimihiko Fujisaka are set to reprise their involvement, and it looks like diehard fans of this team will once again be embarking on a vaguely melancholy yet relaxing RPG adventure told through cards, though note that it’s intended to be a standalone, newcomer-friendly experience. Peep the trailer, synopsis, and a few screenshots below.
Set on a remote chain of islands that have been protected by the Maidens for generations, the turn-based adventure will have players follow the protagonist to save the people of the island as they face the threat of destruction. In this touching tale set in a world of melancholic beauty, players will set sail for the high seas, together with Laty, a girl who failed to become a maiden.
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden will feature NieR: Automata-themed costume and cosmetic DLC, comprising the following:
Puppet’s Costume – An additional design for Barren, Laty and Lac’s outfits**
YoRHa® Emblem – Replaces the design on the backs of the cards with the YoRHa emblem**
2B Avatar – A 2B-inspired design for the player avatar, which can be used on the world map
The Copied City Board – A Copied City-themed battle board and gem box***
Machine Lifeform Table – A machine-lifeform-themed design for the game table**
Resistance Jukebox – Allows you to change the BGM to music that evokes the memory of the androids who fought to the death for the sake of humanity**
Pixel Art Set – Replace all character and enemy illustrations with pixel art**
Automata Dice – A Pod-themed design for your dice (available in North America and Asia only) **
*The items sold in this set will be available for individual purchase after the game release.
**The appearance will not change in some sections.
***The Copied City Board content does not include dice DLC.
Fans who pre-order Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden on the Nintendo Switch™ system or STEAM® will receive the “Whale of Fortune Pattern” DLC, which unlocks a card design featuring a legendary whale said to bring good fortune, and the “Ocean Tile Table” DLC, which unlocks an ocean-themed design for the game table.
The game is up for pre-order on Switch and Steam, so you’ll want to get on top of that as soon as you can. Keep up with RPGFan for more coverage of Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden as it comes. You can also learn more on the game’s official website. See first screenshots below, with more on our game page: