INTI CREATES is thrilled to announce that their newest project in development, “Card-en-Ciel,” is set to launch on Oct. 24th, 2024 worldwide. In Japan, a standard physical edition has been revealed for 4,950 yen alongside a limited edition for 10,890 yen. The limited edition includes a copy of the game, art book, three-disc soundtrack CD, and acrylic Ancie keychain.

As a special bonus in Japan, both physical releases will pack in the 2D action homage Divine Dynamo Flamefrit as well. Inti Creates shared a reveal of Divine Dynamo Flamefrit as an April Fool’s Day joke, but it turns out the game was actually real the whole time. You can see a trailer for that title as well below, and Inti Creates has said to stay tuned for worldwide release info.

A departure from previous INTI CREATES titles, Card-en-Ciel is a turn-based card-battling RPG with roguelite dungeons. You’ll control the “gaming chair detective” Neon as he battles through these dungeons, each based on a different fictional game in the Card-en-Ciel universe. Battles take place on a 3 by 6 grid, giving players the option to use their cards for attacks, movement, or Special Skills. Each victory will allow the player to collect a new card to put in their deck right away and add to their collection later.

The game features a full story that develops as you conquer the dungeons, complete with full English and Japanese voice options! All character cards in the game, over 300, will also be voiced in both languages! Plus, the game’s soundtrack will include 50 songs.

You can get a fresh round of details on Card-en-Ciel in the breakdown below.

Card-en-Ciel stars Neon, a gaming detective, as he collects and battles with over 300 cards on a deck-building RPG adventure. Players will adventure through over 10 different dungeons, earning character cards to strengthen their deck and unlock new techniques to use in ever-expanding roguelite card battles.

Special “Muse Cards” add another layer to the card battles, activating powerful abilities with their songs during battle, with 50 vocal tracks included in-game.

Together with the Muses’ song abilities, players will use hidden card “glitches” and even enemies’ attacks against them to perform satisfying, full power combos with their unique decks.

■ An In-Universe Game Becomes Real! Divine Dynamo Flamefrit

Inti Creates is turning fantasy into reality, creating a playable version of a game invented for Card-en-Ciel! Stay tuned for more details on Divine Dynamo Flamefrit!

About Divine Dynamo Flamefrit

Divine Dynamo Flamefrit is a 2D action game modeled after the styles of robot anime popular in the 90s. Divine Dynamo Flamefrit is a 2D action homage to 90s fantasy and robot anime. Players are invited to adventure through the fantasy world in top-down view as young man summoned from another world, Yuuto Hino (voiced by Konami Yoshida in Japanese). When he encounters a boss battle, gameplay switches to first-person action aboard his robot companion, Flamefrit (voiced by Kenyuu Horiuchi in Japanese).

■ Story

In the world of the “full-dive” virtual reality game “Rust Tactics,” characters from other video games have started to appear, complete with wills of their own. When a member of the dev team, Ancie, reaches out for help, “Gaming Chair Detective” Neon springs into action to solve the mystery in the digital world.

Venture through the games turned into dungeons, encounter heroes and heroines, make friends and save the gaming world!

■ Characters

Neon (voiced by Aleks Le in English, Tomohiro Oono in Japanese)

A talented hacker who solves crimes that take place in full-dive virtual reality worlds, also known as the “Gaming Chair Detective.”

When he takes on Ancie’s request to help her in the world of Rust Tactics, he discovers what appear to be sentient characters from other games, kicking off an adventure across the game multiverse.

Ancie (voiced by Christina Vee in English, Ruriko Noguchi in Japanese)

A developer with Helios Interactive, makers of Rust Tactics, who reaches out to Neon for help when an incident occurs in the game world.

Ancie supports Neon’s dungeon crawling in various ways, such as analyzing enemy data to create cards.

■ Game Outline

Delve into Roguelite Virtual Dungeons

Freely roam around each dungeon to conquer it at your own pace. Defeating each enemy adds a powerful new ally to your deck of cards, but you’ll be able to skip battles and run straight to the boss when you’re ready to battle.

The number of turns you take in a dungeon will determine your score, so be sure to go fast when you’re aiming for a top score!

When you enter a normal dungeon, your deck will be reset, allowing you to try out new strategies each time. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you lose the cards you gathered in the dungeon!

You’ll be able to use your collecting cards by bringing them with you into dungeons, as trump cards during critical moments, and in special Grand Battle Dungeons you’ll unlock while playing the game.

Each Card is its Own Character

Card-en-Ciel includes over 300 different cards featuring characters from in-universe video games, each with their own personality.

Every card is fully voiced, from when you first earn it to when you use their special abilities in battle. They’ll even react when you’re doing well or in trouble, and talk to their friends and enemies while idle! The characters on your cards come alive thanks to the “Link Etude System” in Card-en-Ciel.

In addition to in-universe game characters, Inti Creates game characters are also featured on cards!

Powerful Muses Offer Their Support With 50 Unique Songs

Special cards featuring “Muse” characters will begin singing in battle when you meet their requirements, providing powerful effects on top of your normal card abilities.

The Muses’ songs were created as if they were featured in their respective games, down to the style of the era! 50 songs are included, from opening themes, endings, and hot-blooded battle songs.

You can bring multiple Muses into battle, where their songs swap in as you meet their conditions, keeping the action lively.

Enjoy the Full-Fledged Story

The story unfolds across more than 10 dungeons, each with its own unique encounters, cards to collect, and Muses with new songs.

Your dungeon dives culminate in a challenging boss fight against the featured game world’s heroes and heroines, with twists that tie into the games themselves.

After clearing a dungeon, you’ll gain access to 10 additional difficulty settings. These hard modes not only power up enemies, but add new rules that you might even be able to use to your advantage to take on the tougher foes.

In addition to the story mode, you can battle other players in real-time player-versus-player, or challenge a daily dungeon to rank on the online leaderboards!

[Press release, Gematsu]

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