Despite the name, Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars isn’t George R.R. Martin’s latest excuse for not finishing The Winds of Winter.
That said, this upcoming RPG does have the potential to deliver some Martin-esque surprise deaths. Certainly, while Square Enix haven’t revealed all that much about the game, the trailer’s cacophony of voices suggests you’ll have to deal with a wealth of choices.
The difference from, say Tales of Arise, is that there’s no sword-slashing on-screen; instead, the unfolding story is represented by cards. No, we’re not mean this is a card-battler (though that may turn out to be the case), cards pop up on screen and, combined with spoken narration, that’s how you experience this tale.
Going by the trailer, the cards will sport some traditional Japanese style art, but Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars’s battles will take place within your imagination. There’s no word on who’ll be narrating the western version (we’re holding out for Brian Blessed or Gilbert Gottfried) of if it’ll just sport subtitles. But it’s an interesting approach to storytelling that we’ll be keeping our eyes on, particularly since several of the NieR and Drakengard team are involved.
You shouldn’t expect to see Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars landing this year, but Square Enix have stated they’ll provide more information at a later date.