Earlier this week I wrote about Square Enix hopping onto the MOBA train with their new game, Lord of Vermilion Arena. The game will be 7 v 7 as opposed to the traditional 5 v 5, which should mean that team fights will be incredibly chaotic. Think I’m wrong? This new video showcasing battles proves otherwise.
Here it is with it’s accompanying Google-translated-and-edited-by-me caption (via Siliconera)
LORD of VERMILION ARENA is a new online battle game that fuses deck building and massive online battle arena action. Victory is achieved by defeating the Arcana core which summons an ultra – true to the familiars from the deck you have assembled yourself.
Take that with a kilogram pinch of salt, my translation skills may not be up to scratch. I think that’s the gist of it though.
As if 7 v 7 was not enough, it looks like players will be able to summon monsters depending on what cards they have in their deck (which is an interesting idea actually). As an ordinary MOBA fan, I already know what a nightmare it is trying to balance heroes to their absolute best. One slight change may please or upset fans forever!
Judging from the video, it looks like both characters and summoned monsters will have abilities. I’m not sure to which extent either have, but I do think it will take a good long time for Square Enix to find any kind of decent and fair balance. That and I don’t see the game being beginner friendly at all. They do (for the most part) get their battle systems and such right, so I have faith.
The game will be available in Japan in 2015. There has been no indication that it will come to the west. I kind of hope it does… I’m intrigued to see how it plays.
Last Updated: October 3, 2014