Lord of Vermillion II Summons Final Fantasy IV, Magic The Gathering Characters

By Spencer . August 6, 2009 . 11:40pm


Last week’s countdown clock from Square Enix was a teaser for Lord of Vermillion II, a follow up to their successful arcade card game which features a famous Final Fantasy IV backstabber.


Kain, Rydia, Edge, and Golbez will be in Lord of Vermillion II as summoned allies. A handful of characters from Romancing SaGa 2 made their way in the arcade game as well, presumably to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series. No big surprise here since the first game also had Square Enix cameos like Lenneth from Valkyrie Profile.


New to Lord of Vermillion II are icons from Magic: The Gathering. The Wizards of the Coast fantasy card game is mixing with Final Fantasy and a melting pot of other Square Enix franchises for the first time.


The sequel is slated to come out in Japanese arcades this August. No plans for a domestic release have been announced, but the partnership with Wizards of the Coast might be a sign that Lord of Vermillion II isn’t just for Japan. Including Magic: The Gathering characters seems like something the West would be more excited about than Japan. Also, Square Enix trademarked Lord of Arcana in the US a few months ago. 


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  • Vanilla

    Wait, so they’re making a card game sequel to a card game? I don’t really dabble in arcades or cards but…is that actually necessary? Anyway, this is still good news and I’m excited about that LoA trademark.

    • jj984jj

      Well since people play it… I guess?

      • Vanilla

        Nah, I just didn’t really see why they don’t just add onto the existing LoV instead of creating an entirely new game. Not to mention LoV’s only been out for a little over year. I don’t really know what kinds of changes they’re making, but for now I’m not really seeing the necessity of it.

  • Advent_Andaryu

    I had a feeling it was Lord of Vermilion related. I wish there was a console port of the first one… I would love to play that!

    Since Magic the gathering is involved, let’s hope this comes to the US! I think it would be a good downloadable game.

  • MadMirko

    Very cool. Not cool enough to import the arcade machine, though.

    Why do companies have to make it difficult to give them money? :|

  • I remember when I was visiting Japan a couple years ago there was a really nifty card/arcade game involving strategy in what seemed to be ancient Chinese warfare a la Dynasty Warrior Tactics. It was from a distance but it looks really fun and helped spawn my excitment for Eye of Judgement when it came out stateside. I really would like to play this game. Is there any site dedicated to the art of these cards or following the Vermillion games? I’m at work atm and can’t really access much.

    • Are you thinking of Sangokushi Taisen from Sega? LoV is sort of like that.

      You can see the cards at the official site: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/lov/ (click cards)

      • Sangokushi Taisen is exactly what I’m talking about. Thanks, Spencer. Also, Eternal Wheel looks great to boot. What I wouldn’t do for a nice GameChariot or excellent Arcade Tower down the road.

  • Wouldn’t mind a home console part, card games get to me.

  • Daszeuzo

    I guess this is the new Square Enix Uematsu-composed occasionally-other-property-referencing IP. After Hanjuku Hero, I mean.


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