Next week, Hudson will release an online card game titled Elemental Monster Online Card Game. It’s a PlayStation Network download and it’s just 100 yen ($1.20).
Hudson estimates it will take players over ten hours to complete the 50 stages in single player mode, but card games are dull without a friend to challenge. Elemental Monster Online Card Game supports online play too.
Here’s where the game can get pricey. Each time you want to challenge someone over the Internet you need to buy versus tickets. A pack of four tickets costs 100 yen. Hudson also plans on selling booster boxes with more cards for 500 yen a piece ($6).
Cards in Elemental Monster Online are borrowed from other games like Dimension 0, Monster Collection, and Lord of Vermillion II from Square Enix. Actually, card art from Lord of Vermillion II was the source of art for Lord of Arcana so you’re going to see this succubus in all three games.
While Elemental Monster Online Card Game has not been announced for North America, the ESRB and Germany’s USK rated it. Chances are pretty good Hudson already localized it, but will they keep the same pricing system for the West?