Puella Magic Madoka Magica Casts Its Spell On Arcades

By Spencer . July 31, 2014 . 12:51am

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Sega is bringing the Madoka Magica series to arcades with Puella Magic Madoka Magica: The Movie Magicard Battle. This is a card battling game similar to Dinosaur King, but with Madoka Magica character cards.

 

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There are 60 cards to collect in Magicard Battle with different rarity levels. Cards are scanned into the game and players choose to attack, charge or skill. Players can choose different missions and Walpurgis Night is waiting to challenge players as a last boss.

 

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Puella Magic Madoka Magica: The Movie Magicard Battle is out in Japan now.


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  • Go2hell66

    can’t wait to see the sequel for this

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the movie: the game of the movie :the game

  • Shippoyasha

    I keep wishing they would someday try doing a real magical girl game.

    As in you actually have a daytime routine, kind of like in Persona, where you live out your normal life, and in some days, you get interrupted with an enemy/dungeon/boss event where you transform and fight.

    Maybe it can even work as an action game, considering so many magical girls do hand to hand fighting these days.

    Card games are lovely, but I just ponder if they will ever wrangle a budget to do a really ambitious magical girl game. Not likely though.

    • Black Heaven

      Closest you’ll get are the idol games, most recent in the news is the Omega Quintet.

      A magical girl game sounds great though. I just don’t think their target audience (Girls 6~15) would usually own a gaming device. Plus aside from Madoka, I don’t know any other recent magical girl anime…

      Ow wait, the Sailor Moon reboot! If the Sailor scouts make it big again, then your magical girl game might get a chance. :D

      • Shippoyasha

        Yeah. Visually, a lot of games are already on the cusp of it. But games like Persona, Demon’s Gaze and others are so tantalizing because they do the slice of life and daily-life stuff so well, and that’s one of the big elements of magical girl lore. That normal girls become superheroines. I really hope some developers try something ambitious with it. Even if many magical girl licenses likely won’t allow for non-kiddy sensibilities (as in having mechanics that aren’t totally kid proof and super easy to play).

        • Black Heaven

          I have an alternative (saying ‘better’ is subjective :P) idea, why not go for the teens (both boys n’ girls) demographic and make a modern fantasy game? Not necessarily RPG like persona, but at least something that satisfies the daily-life by day, crime / ghost hunting by night routine. Something like Ga-Rei, Noragami or Beyond the Boundary (not the best examples, but they’re the ones on top of my head). That way we wouldn’t worry about non-kiddie mechanics and go all-out action or even bloody.

          That said, a Sailor Moon RPG still sounds alluring.

          • aizen310

            Actually, there IS a Sailor Moon RPG for SNES from around 1995, I guess. And actually, it’s pretty good. Using a tweaked “Final Fantasy engine”, managing various battle formations that is mandatory to summon some of the most powerful group attacks. It’s really nice :)

          • Snorlaxation

            I totally remember that game! Cute and fun.

          • aizen310

            It was an all around well made JRPG to begin with, but no… it was an all around well made SAILOR MOON JRPG so the awesome factor was multiplied by 5 :D

          • Snorlaxation

            Absolutely. Loved the gameplay, but it’s been years since I got to play it myself. Mostly just stick to youtube vids.

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  • SlickRoach

    Insert 25 cents to renew your contract, or sign up for a new one today! :3

  • http://youtube.com/kuyamagix iKen

    Love that chibi art :)

  • aizen310

    60 cards.
    60 can be divided by 3.
    Episode 3.
    I shouldn’t lose my head because of this but… …

    DAMN YOU SEGA!! YOU JUST HAD TO REMIND ME, RIGHT?!

  • Spirit Macardi

    Stuff like this seems to undermine the entire point Madoka made where it showed that magical girls are essentially child soldiers and it’s ultimately not a life that’s glamorous or should be sought after.

    • Zak Ledward

      Would you prefer a 3PS where you fight witches/familiars and implicates gore and blood effects? Because you totally want to play a game with your favorite character and watch them get beheaded all day -_-

      The main point of these games (in my opinion at least) is to enjoy the characters. Fans of the series are well aware of what occured in the anime, but that doesn’t stop them from wanting to enjoy the “Moe” factors of their characters or just do something fun.

      On a side note though, with that whole child soldiers/contracting thing, I could see a SW:Battlefront style game where you have the Familiars and the Magical Girls on two sides and you fight each other…I’d buy a PS4 for that…

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