Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean, And Tohou Crossover In Square Enix Arcade Game

By Spencer . September 27, 2012 . 1:24am

Square Enix’s card game Lord of Vermilion Re: 2 already has Noel from BlazBlue, fighters from The King of Fighters series, and the protagonist from Persona 4. The October 31 update adds a cameos from tri-Ace developed games Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria and Star Ocean: The Last Hope. The biggest surprise is Reimu Hakurei and Yuyuko Saigyouji from the Tohou Project will be in Lord of Vermilion Re: 2 too.


Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria


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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Gabriel Celesta

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Iseria Queen

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Tohou Project

Yuyuko Saigyouji

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Reimu Hakurei

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Classic creatures are getting new cards for this version of Lord of Vermilion Re: 2 too.


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Mad Hatter

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  • SolidusSnake

    Not sure whether to LOL WUT or ask why no Marisa or Scarlet

  • ShinGundam

    The ultimate crossover project:arcade edition.

  • Hyli

    I’m screaming and I don’t think I’ll ever stop

    I want this so bad.
    But I wonder what it says about me for taking an instant liking to Mad Hatter.

  • Triplicity

    Lord of Unlocalizable?

    • zferolie

       It has Tohou in it, so no chance in hell.

  • kroufonz

    well those all  nice line up.

     just what happen to tri ace now? wish there is media interviewing them.(last time we know they are also working on FFXIII-2, and LBXW)

    it’s a shame that squareenix funding 3 FFXIII game and not VP3.

    • ShinGundam

       It looks like Tri-Ace has been downsizing and focus only on co-developing.

  • Arcade what?

  • Talbot

    Ah, that Valkyrie Profile 3: Hrist that we will probably never get. Oh, world, why must you be like this?

  • Learii

    Acade really?

  • LustEnvy

    Tri-Ace games need more love from S-E. Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile are among my favorite series, and it’s a shame that it doesn’t look like anything major will be done with them.

    They could at least make the next Kingdom Hearts feature characters from the Enix side. Some Lenneth, Welch, Precis, Pericchi, Meracle, ftw!

    • Paradox me

      IMO, tri-Ace hasn’t really delivered in a long time. 

      Final Fantasy XIII-2 is probably the best thing their name has been attached to this whole generation, with Star Ocean: TLH and Infinite Undiscovery being fairly mediocre and a unique combat system + Vashyron just barely carrying Resonance of Fate.

      In fact, they’ve always been a pretty mixed bag. Valkyrie Profile and the original Star Ocean are really the only games of theirs that did anything for me.

      • ShinGundam

        I think blame goes to producers from Konami and Sega than Tri-Ace because all Tri-Ace projects with them aren’t traditional and well packed with content for example Beyond the Labyrinth is a first person dungeon RPG similar to Etrian Odyssey but doesn’t seem to have parties or Jobs or even NPCs? Other game is monster hunter clone with exact visual flair and RoF is gun based RPG with only 2 gun types?

      • LustEnvy

         Star Ocean: TLH was amazing. SHUT YO BLASPHEMOUS MOUTH. :'(

      • Anime10121

         Dont forget Star Ocean 2 (The Second Story), IMO thats the best game to ever come outta Tri Ace!  The rest I agree with completely though :)

  • TheDarkEmpress

    >See “Valkyrie Profile” mentioned in title
    >Get excite, get hype
    >”Card Game”

    SE, Tri….why you do this…?

    And just to keep this constructive…I really think Tri-Ace needs to understand where it’s glory lies…A properly done PS3 sequel to VP would be stunning….and now is the time since the lineup of decent RPG releases is all but non-existent. Another Star Ocean would be just as welcome if they put in a little more effort this time.

    • midgard229

      exactly how i felt… bring back VP NOW!!!!!!!!! was hoping for an HD lenneth -_-

  • neocatzon

    Suddenly Touhou. SE able to move ZUN’s heart? Just wow.

    •  Not really…since the Nendoroid Generations game by Namco had Reimu in it…

      • neocatzon

        Ah, yes. GSC have Touhou line.

  • Joseph Santee

    HOLY SHIT WHAT. Touhou characters in a LICENSED game!?

    …I hope they got ZUN’s permission to use the characters. He tends to get (rightfully) PISSED when someone else tries to make money off his work in any capacity.

    That said, Goddammit, SE, bring it over here. I don’t CARE that it’s a card game. I want it.

    • Chris Cruz

      The evolution of Touhou begins here. The REAL evolution.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ah, cross-overs. How I love thee, even if I would love all this even more if it was a game with an actual story involving all these characters. Quick question though- I thought ZUN didn’t like anyone using Touhou characters for commerical purposes?

  • Touhou?

    Suddenly my interest has been piqued.

  • zferolie

    The Tohou brought me here. Love the series, and it’s cool to see it in other games.

    I know ZUN doesn’t want his franchise on a big name system… but I would kill for a massively large Touhou game on a current gen system. Either that or an actuall Touhou Anime or movie.

  • IshimaruKaito

    i wanna play this!

  • I love Tohou Project, and Reimu and Succubus look amazing =^_^=

  • Hau To

    They must have bought Zun a lot of liquors or something. Now, If Namco Bandai could do the same, we might be able to get a Touhou Tales game.

  • Syn

    And the quest to out crossover any game ever continues. VP, oh how my heart yearns for Hirst. With a successful VP game each gen apart from the current, I get the sad feeling that we might not get the final game in this obvious trilogy. 

  • FFmax

    We’re never going to get another Star Ocean or Valkyrie Profile game ever again are we?

    • ShinGundam

      SO producer stated that he finished with Star Ocean series after release of SO4 and storywise we know the reason is that plot twist from SO3, not sure about VP.

      • Leon_Tekashi

        Wow, that sucks. It was a really good series.

  • Eliézer Dos Santos

    Iseria Queen, so many nightmares are back.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    I’m a bit surprised that Touhou is part of this….Okay, really surprised… o_o

  • Akarnage

    Seeing Alicia and Rufus again just reminded me of how much I want “Valkyrie Profile 3: Hrist” to be a thing ):

  • Maia Kasoya

    BlazBlue, Black Rock Shooter, Persona 4, and now Touhou? I’m liking this very much.

  • CirnoLakes

    How in Youkai Jesus did they get ZUN’s permission to do this?

    He’s like, the most hardcore pro-grassroots, pro-indie, anti-corporate, anti-anything-not-do-it-yourself, pro-doujinshi, pro-comiket, pro-akihabara that I am aware is alive. Colour me the most shocked possible.

    ZUN, does this mean you can say yes to an anime for once? And not explicitely denounce it for involving a voice actress who has worked outside of doujin circles? Also, what about putting up Touhou on some digital distribution service and letting someone with capable hands localize your works? Also, letting out a new official message that it’s okay for fan-work artists Tasogare/Twilight Frontier and others that it is no longer verboten to do so.

    There are those of us in the West who would like to buy the games and support them, with things like Steam or GamersGate or Desura, and not have to rely on importing sites or our local anime conventions. I already own official games like Imperishable Night and fangames like Intelligent Fool, which are sitting on the shelf to my right as we speak. But I’d buy 5 or more copies if I could buy them on Steam, or even any digital distribution service at a decent price. But especially Steam. And I’m sure many localizers are simply dying to give something as famous and profitable as Touhou a chance. Carpe Fulgur, Rockin’ Android, Nyu-Media, MangaGamer, somebody.

    ZUN, if you can give that a chance, please give this a chance!

    • Jeff Simons

      Gotta fund the brewery somehow.

  • Ricewarrior

    Touhou? Seriously?

    *clicks on it*


  • MINT_FanFan

    Seriously, Touhou!? Daaayum, that must be some high quality beer Square Enix got right there.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Wow! Touhou in this game? That’s super surprising! I wasn’t believing it at first, but I’m honestly happy to see Reimu and Yuyuko in this, however I was expecting either Marisa or Yukari getting in Yuyuko was a bigger surprise.

  • SupaPhly

    im retarded

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      …..??? Wut?

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