Square Enix has announced Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burdenthe third game in the Voice of Cards series following the launch of Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars in October 2021 and Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden in February 2022. It will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on September 13.
Here is an overview of the game, via Square Enix:
Told entirely through the medium of cards, Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is a standalone experience that newcomers and fans of the previous iterations, Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars and Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maidencan enjoy.
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden brings players to an illustrated world presented through the medium of cards as the third release in the Voice of Cards franchise, now giving players the ability to trap the monsters they defeat in cards to use them as skills in battle. Follow a new tale set in a world where a millennia of hatred rages between monsters and humans, and a girl who loses her home swears revenge on monsters. She joins hands with a mysterious boy as they set out into the unknown and unravel the fate of this broken world.
This truly unique gaming experience brings back the creative minds behind the previous Voice of Cards games, beloved Deny series and Drakengard series, including creative director Yoko Taro (Drakengard series, Deny series), music director Keiichi Okabe (Drakengard 3, Deny series), and character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka (Drakengard series).
Fans of Yoko Taro can purchase a Digital Deluxe Edition set*, which includes the Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden game and several downloadable content items styled after the award-winning mobile RPG NieR Re[in]complexionincluding:
- Decoration of Those in the Cage – New costumes for the game’s heroine and her companions**
- Handbook Pattern – Card reverse patterned after an expert handbook**
- Mama Avatar – Avatar designed patterned after Mama
- Story Collectors’ Dice – Dice patterned after Mother and Carrier**
- The Cage Board – Board and accessories patterned after the Cage***
- Aid Table – Table patterned after the random draw screen**
- Melody of reincarnation – A soundtrack that brings to mind a certain tale of the girl and the monster**
- Pixel Art Set – Replaces all character and enemy illustrations with pixel art**
*The items and game sold in this set are available individually. Please take care to avoid making duplicate purchases.
**The design may not be changed in some circumstances.
***This downloadable content does not include dice.
Players who purchase the game now through October 3, 2022 will receive the “Iron Avatar” downloadable content which unlocks an avatar design with a lustrous iron color, and the “Somber Girl’s Abstract Pattern” downloadable content* which unlocks a card with the reverse patterned after the back view of the game’s heroine as early purchase** rewards.
*The design may not be changed in some circumstances.
**Bonus items may be offered for free or put on sale at a later date.
Read more about the game here.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.