Is Lord of Arcana A Home Version Of Lord of Vermillion?

By Spencer . May 22, 2009 . 6:54am

image Square Enix has a successful collectable card arcade game in Japan called Lord of Vermillion. Players place cards on the machine to summon an allies in battle. A mix of fantasy staples like dwarves, dragons, and a few cameo characters are spread across seven arcana. Remember Lenneth and Freya from Valkyrie Profile? They’re in Lord of Vermillion.


Lord of Vermillion is almost a year old now. No plans have been announced for a home version, but a trademark suggests Square Enix could be working on one.


Lord of Arcana surfaced in the US Patent and Trademark database. Since the player character is the master of an arcana in Lord of Vermillion the title sounds like a good match. Why couldn’t this be the name of an arcade sequel? The description for Lord of Arcana states the term is for use with “video game software” and “guidebooks”, not “arcade-type stand alone video game machines” like the Lord of Vermillion trademark.


Hmm… Lord of Arcana could work on the Nintendo DSi since the camera could be used to identify physical cards.


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  • I’d buy this if there was no physical cards :/

    • MadMirko


  • QBasic

    Oh please, yes yes! Want!

    Besides, this could work just as well on the PS3 via the Eye, like the Eye of Judgment, and so on.

    • I really enjoyed Eye of Judgement (though I didn’t buy many cards as I’m tired of Wizards of the Coast style milking), and I enjoyed seeing the arcade card games when I was in Japan. I would like this on the PS3 as well.

  • 2dere

    I’d love to get hold of some of those cards. The artwork is just beautiful.

    • lelouch345

      hey 2dere i m selling some cards online if you would want some of the cards just for the art. I am on ebay as lelouch345. If you want any other cards just message me and ill sell a set to you. I have a lot so i can live without some. ^_^ BTW i love the art on these cards too!!

  • lelouch345

    Hey if you guys are going to Japan anytime soon and want to play this game i am selling some of these cards on ebay. People always ask where to get these cards and you can’t in america. I just came from Japan and played this game like a whole day straight!!! lol its fun as hell but yea if you want to look them up my username on ebay is lelouch345. Oh yea and there is a sequel to this game and the old title may have been Lord of Arcana

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