We're seeing a lot more unity in global releases - albeit with localisation delays - than in past years, with a number of intriguing titles making their way out of Japan to the West. Nevertheless a number of titles are still mysteries to all but the most enthusiastic importers, and one such 3DS release is even getting its own Nintendo Direct.
As we follow Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel we were intrigued to see a countdown launch for a Culcept Revolt Direct, which is going down at 8:30pm Japanese time on 11th May - that's 4:30am Pacific / 7:30am Eastern / 12:30pm UK / 1:30pm CET. Culdcept Revolt is heading to 3DS in July and is the first new entry (aside from ports and remasters) in the series in over a decade. It's primarily a game focused on collecting and using card decks, with a fantasy setting and plenty of strategic complexity. A lot of footage emerged earlier in the year - thanks, Gematsu.
Considering the fact that the DS port didn't make it West in 2008 this seems like it's only of interest in Japan. It's not the first Japan-only Direct, either, but it's pleasing to see small Directs featuring individual games back on the agenda. The more the merrier, hopefully with some in the works for games getting a global release.
In any case, the countdown has begun on Nintendo's YouTube channel. We'll likely show it on Nintendo Life, too, just out of curiosity.
NX reveal confirmed
Card based games? Never understood them myself but that's exciting for Japan.
Never heard of it. I got excited seeing the Direct layout...
@whodatninja i was hoping I wasn't the only one completely puzzled by this title's name.
Yay, indeed, as these games are fantastically fun, it'd just be great if we could get them over here officially.
It doesn't look very fun to me, so I won't be totally bummed when we don't get it.
Never heard of it.
I was hoping for a full fledged ND before June, but now I'm a little iffy if that's going to happen.
You know what that means, right? It means that, in my point of view, if Japan is getting a Nintendo Direct first, that means that America and Europe are next! And these Directs that are from a month prior to the next one, in which E3 comes.
Speaking of E3, this is offtopic but...
Apparently Nintendo wants to do a Business Presentation at E3.
I posted this in the Pocket Card Jockey review page, @ThomasBW84, nor everybody from Nintendo Life is interested in posting the news.
Nintendo is going crazy.Instead of doing a Japan-exclusive Direct just for this game,the should have made one during E3 for all the upcoming games and DLC(new TLOZ,DLC for both versions of Hyrule Warriors,Kirby-Planet Robobot,Mario and Sonic at Rio's olympic games,Rhythm Paradise Megamix,Metroid Prime Hunters,the new Splatoon update for Callie and Marie's amiibos),including this one.
I played Culdcept Saga on Xbox 360...boy, was THAT ever the wrong system for this kind of game! It was pretty cool and I'd totally buy a new entry in the series if they do wind up localizing it.
@John_Enigma Maybe the reason why they still are evaluating if and what to write about the news is this:
maybe some interesting details will be revealed, but I won't raise my hopes too much...
Well, hopefully we'll get a regular direct soon...lord knows we could really use one right about now.
I wish this series would come back to the US.
I used to work at a game store and remember this kid getting really psyched we had Culdcept on PS2. We kinda giggled, and later popped a copy in ironically and became totally addicted. It's sorta of like a combination of Magic:tG and Monopoly in that you try and control territory by placing cards on spots you land on, but there is also a stock market aspect in that you can invest in the board elements as they change color - you can even invest against yourself! It's really unique and fun as hell vs. real people. The x360 version Culdcept Saga had online play, but I was too late to that party.
Probably no chance of an Operation Rainfall type plea for this which is a real shame.
@readyletsgo card based systema are popular here too! Hearthstone?
There are some grear card-based RPGs, Lost Kingdoms series, Baten Kaitos series, PSO3 - mostly Gamecube games haha. Also the great cult hit Phantom Dust.
I though card building was a silly complication until I played Lost Kingdoms. Blow the dust of your 'Cube and give it a try!
@Spiders hmm, really? Is Lost Kingdom an easy one to get into? I have it on my Wii (ya know yourself).
I only know of Coldcept because it has a song in Smash 4. LOL
Never heard of this series, like at all.
Never heard of it, but it looks interesting. I doubt we'll get it over here, but you never know I guess. Weirder things have happened.
I heard of it. Yay I'm special...
Well, the 360 version of Culdcept Saga did make it West ...
I thought of 'cul-de-sac'.
Either way, I want this game.
I have the DS and 1st of the 3DS ones so I'm looking quite forward to this .
With the success of Blizzard's Heartstone and a bunch of other card games in recent years and big IP's like The Elder Scrolls getting it's own card game, I wouldn't be surprised if this got localized. There's a market for it and the 3ds is doing great so it seems logical to release it here too.
@readyletsgo I haven't played it in years but I think so - it's essentially an action game. Plus the soundtrack is amazing so that should get you over any early bumps:)
@ReaperX30 Can I vote for you to be President of Games? Logical, yes. Likely? Frowny face.
Played the PS2 version, and it was actually pretty sweet. Akin to a mix of Magic the Gathering and Monopoly. It was only fun playing local multiplayer though, so I'd rather see a Culdcept game on the NX than on 3ds...
Ooh looks interesting.
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