Zillions Of Enemy X Is Part Card Game And Strategy Role Playing Game

By Sato . May 7, 2013 . 1:48am

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In Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming game, Zillions of Enemy X, you’ll be fighting with summoned partner ZXes in the form of cards. Like any strategic card game, knowing how to play your cards will be a crucial factor in defeating enemy ZXes. However, you’ll also have to understand your surroundings to succeed in this card game.

 

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There are many cards with abilities such as life or SP recovery among other skills available to ZXes, which you can combine according to your play style. These cards feature attribute colors that can also be combined to perform special effects. Mixing and matching different cards and their attributes will define the strategic play behind Zillions of Enemy X.

 

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Another important thing you’ll have to keep in mind are the different “territories” on the map. Each space your character or ZX walks on, will change colors according, making it your own territory. Having a ZX on your own territory can give you power and life buffs. When these spaces are connected, they become what’s known as Chains. The longer your Chain is, the more enhancements you can acquire from them.

 

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However, you will also have to beware of your enemies, as they’ll also be able to use their own Chains. This means you’ll not only have to fight them in card battles, but also in strategic placements. Cutting off their Chains will greatly reduce their power-ups, while giving you the upper hand if you can manage to keep yours alive.

 

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In Zillions of Enemy X, you’ll be playing as different characters from around the world. These characters will level up according to the how many cards they’ve gathered. Leveling up boosts their stats, making them more effective on the battlefield, and furthermore, they’ll also learn abilities. Some of these abilities include skills such as “Summon Familiar” and “Area Hack”, which can be used on the map.

 

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The Summon Familiar ability allows you to summon a familiar who can move around on the map, making it possible to further expand your territories. They can also be used as cover if you place them in front of enemies, or as a way to cut their Chains.

 

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Area Hack is a pretty useful ability that allows you to take over territories without having to move. This will especially come in handy when there are nearby enemies you’d rather not approach. The shape of the areas that can be “hacked” will vary according to your character.

 

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There are also abilities that can only be activated when certain conditions are met. For example, Natalia’s Movement + ability, which activates when you have the color attributes Red x 1, Blue x 1 and White x 2 in your deck. Higher level abilities will be much more useful, but their conditions will also be tougher.

 

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Zillions of Enemy X offers network play, that will allow you to test your cards and strategic wits against others online. You can play against friends or climb the ranking ladders by facing other people while using your own deck and ZXes.

 

Zillions of Enemy X will come out on May 23rd for PlayStation 3.


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  • pimpalicious

    Normally I’d have no hope for something like this but since it’s a Nippon Ichi game, hopefully NISA will localize it.

    • Keima88

      Yeah… NISA come on! Make it happen!

    • Jack Frazee

      I sure hope so.

      I love card battle games, and this one looks awesomely fun.

  • Cheesy04

    Why does it have Re:Digitize’s Taiga on the front page image?

    • DyLaN

      So its not just me. I thought ZX is having a R:D crossover ^^;

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Re:Digitize

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    Uhh this looks cool

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    This looks awesome.

  • Istillduno

    I think they are kind of missing a trick by sticking it on a home console, rather than a portable you can bring round to a mate’s house or the pub and pit your decks against eachother in person on, but it looks interesting so I’ll bite anyway if it gets an english release.

    Also it’s nice to see a card game thats a one off purchase rather than the freemium model.

    • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

      Oh is it ever. I think there should be more of these style of card games released (mainly in a portable format similar to what you stated above) as it would make it so much easier to build up a fanbase. The freemium model just seems to hurt them more than anything right now as those who buy these sorts of card games are more interested in using in game points to further their decks than actual cash.

    • 5parrowhawk

      Indeed, on both counts. Especially puzzling given that the Japanese market has historically responded very well to face-to-face multiplayer portable gaming.
      I might import this. The system looks like a perfect fit for the SRPG-craving part of my brain.

      @UnnamedHero4:disqus : I think the freemium model, as with FB games, is aimed at the very small number of obsessive-compulsive players who are prepared to spend any amount to get a perfect collection. Sadly, a lot of those people may be spending beyond their means, making the model kind of exploitative – not of the regular players, but of the “whales”. tl;dr: it probably isn’t hurting them, but it’s probably *designed* to hurt that small segment of the playerbase who lack self-control.

  • TheTimeMage

    This reminds me of Neverland Card Battles sign me up. I’m not really a fan of NIS but I really hope they bring this here.

  • Solomon_Kano

    NISAAAAAAA!

  • Lucian Kara

    This is a very interesting concept for a primarily niche game mechanics. I do hope that it gets localized since we could stand for some fresh blood to liven up the shelves.

  • Luis Camargo

    I would buy if they localized. Great concept.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Sounds like my type of game! The strategic aspects is something I want to sink my teeth into.

  • michel

    Let’s hope in NISA.

    This would be great for a change, instead of the million-th episode of Disgaea…

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Man… I love TCGs. And SRPGs. If this were on a handheld I would eat it right up.

  • Kaito Destinyzero Kouzumi

    Small trivia: The stories made in the cards (the alternate futures) can be summed up as Shin Megami Tensei level of heaven & hell.

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