First Look At Lord Of Vermilion III And Its New Familiars

By Spencer . February 15, 2013 . 4:02pm

After updating Lord of Vermilion II with dozens of crossover characters, Square Enix is finally releasing a sequel on new arcade hardware. Lord of Vermilion III is a trading card game where you collect and use monster cards. After placing cards on the cabinet you control familiars using the touch screen. Monsters are split into five different races (like beast or undead) and three types (attacker, magician, defender).


The rules have changed in Lord of Vermilion III. Instead of 1 vs. 1 battles, the arcade game has fights with up to eight players. Multiplayer battles are 4 vs. 4 fights and if you destroy the opposing team’s Arcana Stone you win.


Lord of Vermilion III is slated for release in summer 2013. If you’re a hardcore Lord of Vermilion Re:2 player, Square Enix has a way to import your data, but all of the Lord of Vermilion Re:2 cards are incompatible with the sequel.


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  • Man, it’s my dream to be able to play this.

  • Man I could totally see a Lord of Vermilion game utilizing the Wii U Gamepad.

    My wish is to one day play a LoV game. But arcades over here are dead. :/

    • Doubt it. Those games (including Sangokushi Taisen, Soccer Cub, and all the others) are essentially arcade only. Square and Sega wouldn’t get any profit from the console sales.

      • I can dream though. :I

      • Could you elaborate? I don’t understand why that would be the case.

        • The games rely on card collecting (booster packs and such), very specialized arcade hardware, and high entry price ($3-6 a game). Porting it to a console would be more trouble than its worth since those kind of games have a relatively small audience.

          It COULD be ported to a system like the Wii U, but I doubt it would be the same game. Once you get rid of the hardware and the cards, the games are much less interesting. The
          novelty is the selling point.

  • Ryan Chiu

    God, I wish I could just buy the cards of the cross-over characters that I love. Even if I can’t play the game, owning them would still be awesome. Drakengard, why…?

  • MediaMindControl

    All I ask is that this be ported to Psvita. we could use the AR to scan the cards potentially although Just this game with touchscreen controls would be awesome.

  • neetyneety

    If my local arcades had this, man, I don’t think my daily allowance would be enough.

  • Loving the song

  • ndjn3979

    Good music from the trailer. Wonder if I can get it somehow?

  • Troublehalf

    I used to play World Club Cup Football in the UK. It was compatiable with the Japanese cards and previous versions. I had a full A.C Milan Gold Team (Legends + All Time Legends). But SEGA pulled it from Europe. I even tried to talk to them to buy an old 05-06 Machine which is stuck in warehouses… But they never replied. It’s a shame as I loved the game. It could work very easily if they create card packs to buy and come with a code you have to type in when the card is placed in order to get it and avoid pirates. Release a hard-mat, perhaps like a tablet, and allow placing.

    Or, buy cards via an online story. I mean, if FIFA series can do Ultimate Team (yes some people get hacked and yes it’s dodgy connection sometimes) then why SEGA cannot do an online version of a card game, I don’t know. I would do lots of things to get Lord of Vermilion or any of the amazing machines they do over here. SEGA has bought both of the Warhammer licenses… So, who knows… Maybe a Warhammer based video card game.

  • Keima88

    Wow. If I was rich I would buy 24 arcades of that and open that in my gamefunshop. (8 would be spares if some of them broke down). And 1 container full of goodies/cards.

    Heh a man can dream right?

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