Nippon Ichi’s Magic The Gathering-Like Game Is Coming May

By Spencer . February 25, 2013 . 11:12pm

imageAfter Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness, Nippon Ichi’s next title is Zillions of Enemy X. This game is a card battling RPG that Nippon Ichi’s president Sohei Niikawa likened to Magic the Gathering.


Zillions of Enemy X will be available for PlayStation 3 on May 23, according to Dengeki PlayStation. We’re still waiting to hear more details about the title, which is based on a trading card game developed by NIS and Broccoli.

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  • Crazy_O

    I like MTG, I played it for a long time. They got my attention.

    • I’ve played so many card games, and most of them were pale imitations. So I’m hopeful, but skeptical.

  • michel

    This would be perfect for Vita, too…

    • No console-begging please. Read the rules [here].

      • Sergio Briceño

        Read the rules myself. He wasn’t complaining/begging/requesting anything, so your comment is invalid.

        But thanks for the link, now I know there were rules, I’m happy I’ve been using common sense in posting here so far, lol thank you.

        On topic: Aside from it being similar to Magic being said by NIS’ president, there really isn’t anything to talk about this game. All I want is to hear something, anything, it doesn’t have to be anytime soon, but the release date is coming close and we literally know little to nothing about this game. And given how orginal NIS’ games are, I’m really doubting the similarities between this and Magic.

        • Pyrotek85

          I had completely forgotten about this game, I was drawing a blank at first.

      • How are you a mod and don’t even know the rules on this site? lol

        Just felt like harassing a random person?

        • Precaution. I’ve seen similar comments indirectly tapping into “why not for that other console” sentiment. If that’s not what the person was implying, no problems.

  • almostautumn

    Ohh, more card games! I just got Monster Monpiece today and am absolutely having a nostalgic blast. Haven’t played a card game in about 10 whole years, and so this is really just a treat. Am definitely interested in exploring this genre again, so I’ll keep an eye on this.

    • michel

      Is MonMon any good?…

      • almostautumn

        Extremely. The card system itself is overall very simple/fast-paced, and because of it the game is just extremely addicting. The touch/rubbing evolution system is a blast also; all cards have 2 evolutions, but not all evolutions will support your style of play. You have to experiment and test each evolutionary form, and it’s a total blast. The rubbing game can be a bit tiresome when you have to go back for a single card/card you’ve already evolved, but it’s really not so great a negative.
        The one issue, for me, is that the game is certainly story-heavy, with long stretches of (fully spoken) dialogue every few stages. I don’t know enough Japanese to follow the story, and so I am missing out on what is certainly a large facet for the title. No less, even without being able to pursue the story I am having just an amazing time playing the game, whether it’s the actual battle system, evolution system, or just deck management, and so yeah— I’d say this game is killer, and well deserving of its success.
        And the music friggin’ rocks too!

        EDIT: For those wondering, I wouldn’t say monpiece is necessarily that language-barrier friendly. Having some knowledge of kanji is recommended, as even though the tutorials are picture-based there are subtle (but important) intricacies that model the system. Without being able to comprehend them, I can see that the later fights might prove excruciating. It is accessible, but this is going to require a pretty serious level of patience for those who do not know any Japanese.

        • michel

          Thanks, mate!…
          However, is there a website where we can post/read reviews about these kind of little known (in the West) Japanese games?

  • Kaito Destinyzero Kouzumi

    Never thought that this will be made in video game. No complains from me, though! As a player of the cardgame, I’m excited for this!

  • CirnoLakes

    For a split second there, I thought it said Nippon Ichi made a Magic the Gathering game.

    For a second there, I had one of the biggest smiles on my face.

    Imagine, an official Magic the Gathering expansion pack, with Nippon Ichi art.

    • michel

      Perhaps you already know this, but there’s a (japanese) card game called WeissSchwarz with an official Disgaea playset. I find this game funnier than M:tG and fan made translations of cards are available on the net.

  • MediaMindControl

    does that art remind anyone else of gravity rush?

    • TheExile285

      Not really. Looks more like something from Fate/Stay Night or BlazBlue

      • Sergio Briceño

        I’m guessing the silver haired loli and the old man in a coat gave you the FSN feel.

        BlazBlue, you got me there, I don’t even think the art resembles it, not even the scene.

        What I get from the image is a little girl handing over something to a man. It looks like that thing is burning and the man is a perv.

        But hey, it’s supposed to be like Magic, so I’m guessing it’s a card summoning a creature and not a dirty picture the man was trying to burn and the girl found in the trash.

        • MediaMindControl

          Def not either of those. If you are simply confusing general anime as the art style above you are false. I was mostly referring to the shading style done on the characters, limited use of color and the coffee mocha feel of that magical card raising from his hands. is that an Eiffel tower in the back? I don’t know.

          On another note, Huge TCG fan here, card games are fun so bring it on.

          • Sergio Briceño

            I hope you misclicked and wanted to reply to TheExile285, because you replied to me and I to him, so I don’t understand how I can be wrong.

            On another note, I am too a big TCG fan ;)

          • MediaMindControl

            yup exactly! good to hear there are tcg fans out there still haha

  • DesmaX

    I would buy this game, just because of the awesome name

  • Sometimes I never know when I click on News if it is for the US or Japan. It’s always a surprise.

  • Sylveria

    I only play card games that involve motorcycles and completely impractical hologram projectors.

    • omeganeko

      Aren’t those just the best ones :)

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