Square Enix has just revealed Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden, and it will release digitally on February 17, 2022 on PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam.
This game is the next entry in the Voice of Cards card-based RPG series which started with the release of Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars back in October. The Forsaken Maiden is not exactly a sequel, though it is a standalone release, meaning you don’t need The Isle Dragon Roars to get and play this game. Think of it like a standalone expansion.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Voice of Cards, this card game series is created by the creative team behind the NieR and Drakengard series, including Creative Director Yoko Taro, Director Keiichi Okabe, and Character Designer Kimihiko Fujisaka.
Players can escape to an illustrated world presented in the medium of cards with the Voice of Cards series’ second release, brought to life once again by the creative team behind the beloved NieR® and Drakengard® series, including Creative Director, YOKO TARO (Drakengard series, NieR series), Music
As a treat for fans of the NieR series, a NieR:Automata-themed bundle set will be available for purchase. The bundle includes the Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden game and several themed DLC items, including:
- Puppet’s Costume – An additional design for Barren, Laty and Lac’s outfits
- YoRHa Emblem – Replaces the design on the backs of the cards with the YoRHa emblem
- 2B Avatar – A 2B-inspired design for the player avatar, which can be used on the world map
- The Copied City Board – A Copied City-themed battle board and gem box
- Machine Lifeform Table – A machine-lifeform-themed design for the game table
- Resistance Jukebox – Allows you to change the BGM to music that evokes the memory of the androids who fought to the death for the sake of humanity
- Pixel Art Set – Replace all character and enemy illustrations with pixel art
- Automata Dice – A Pod-themed design for your dice
Finally, pre-orders for the game are available now, and players who pre-order on the Nintendo Switch or Steam will receive the Whale of Fortune Pattern DLC which unlocks a card design, and the Ocean Tile Table DLC which unlocks an ocean-themed design for the game table.