Oh No, The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Launches In English Next Month

This is not good. The only thing standing between my wallet and the more than 2,000 cards in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game was all of that Japanese text. Now Square Enix is launching the game in English. On October 28. Great.

For nearly six years, Japanese Final Fantasy fans have been greedily devouring booster packs of cards featuring art from the likes of Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshitaka Amano and Akihiko Yoshida — bright and colourful cardstock coated with images of their favourite characters from the franchise.

Via the Final Fantasy TCG Wiki

Western fans eager to play the game themselves have been importing cards and doing fan translations for years. Those poor bastards will have even more to buy now.

Launching in Europe and North America on October 28, the English version of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game is starting us off mercifully slow. The first set, Opus 1, features only 216 cards, which doesn't seem like much at all! I can probably afford that. The set features brand-new cards featuring characters and art from the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Dissidia and World of Final Fantasy, and each card in the set will have a premium foil counterpart.

Of all the characters to put on the first set, they chose Lightning. OK. Via the Final Fantasy Twitter.

Wait, so that's 432 cards. A set to play, and a set to collect? And of course you can't build a deck with just one of each card. Oh god. This is going to hurt.

Starter sets, featuring Cloud, Tidus and Lightning.

The official Final Fantasy Trading Card Game website has tutorials and other goodies to help us prepare for the impending release. May cards have mercy on our souls.


Comments

    Well there goes my life savings. Possibly my future kids' tuition.

    But what's the game like?

    Also, if Sephiroth isn't the most powerful card, I will refuse to play the game altogether... (no, no I won't)

      There's apparently more than one Sephiroth card.

    Launching in Europe and North America on October 28, the English version of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game is starting us off mercifully slow Does anyone else view that statement with some worry? Does that mean no local Australian release??

      We are usually thrown in with the Europe releases. We should get it around that time as well.

      It will be released here in Australia - I know this cause we will be stocking it =) when I got the email from the suppliers I was like.. damn... now something I will need to get for myself as well!

    Would be good to see a digital version of the game ala magic duels

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