There is already another Voice of Cards on the Way
Square Enix will be adding to the voice of cards series with the voice of cards: The Forsaken Maiden, which launches on February 17. This new release will join the Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars released last October on PC, Switch, PS4 and with a bunch of NieR-themed goodies by Yoko Taro, creative director.
Square says that this is not a sequel. Those who missed the Voice of Card last year can still enjoy this experience as a standalone. It features a lot of the nieR or Drakengard talent, such as Taro, Keiichi Okabe and Kimihiko Fujisaka, character designer. You can get the NieR bits as DLC (launch day DLC), but you can also buy an additional bundle which will save you money if they are purchased together. Automata-themed bundle:
I started The Isle Dragon Roars last week. It’s already making me feel like screaming into the void that it’s one of the best sleeper hits last year and deserves so much more. It’s not finished and certainly not a Replicant or Automation experience. But, I love it. It’s a mix of music and art, and even though it has a rather dull story, the latter two were enough to get me back to playing card game bullshit. If you give me some cards, I will play just about anything.
There were some confusions around the launch of the first game, but Voice of Card is not a NieR-verse. It’s not difficult to see why the mix-ups occur, given the talent behind it. The creative team’s influence shines through in this video, regardless of the relationship. Even if the context isn’t there, that trailer music makes me feel emotional every time.