Zillions of Enemy X: Zetsukai no Crusade Japanese box art
posted on 03.22.13 at 08:17 PM EST by (@salromano)
Cover art stars Kaga, Natalia, and other main characters.

Amazon Japan has posted the final box art for Zillions of Enemy X: Zetsukai no Crusade, Nippon Ichi Softworks and Broccoli’s upcoming PlayStation 3 card game RPG, due out May 23 in Japan. View it below.

  • Dark_N11

    Good art , why wasted on a card game…

    • PrinceHeir

      why?

      what’s wrong with card games?

      my favorite card games are Metal Gear AC!D 1/2 and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist of the Roses.

      wish we actually had more games like this

      • Dark_N11

        nothing wrong with card games , but it will be great if we get an action game or JRPG like tales series with this amazing art.

        • MosquitoLemon

          There are already a million of those though, finally we get something different, there’s no waste here.

        • michel

          But we can’t: Once 2D graphics are rendered in 3D all the nuances are lost. However, “E.X. Troopers” could be the compromise you are looking for…

      • michel

        The two AC!DS were awesome. I hope this game can give me half the fun.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Its a turn based JRPG (judging by the screenshot) with card game elements dude.

  • miyamotomusashi94

    Aesomeness!

  • zweii

    I don’t know how this game plays but I already love because of the boxart.

  • Tetsu

    I would love to play this, if only it was localized :(

  • $24431191

    That’s fucking sexy as hell. I hope somebody localizes this.

    • Kurisu Makise

      Who else would localize a NIS game but NISA themselves? Though I’m not too confident they will. The cover does look excellent though.

      • almostautumn

        Me too. But I wonder how the market reads for this; I mean, how long has it been since an independent card game was brought to western shores? If anything, there might be a very real collection of consumers out there looking for a dose to either their nostalga edge, a genre-taste edge, or just a typical RPG edge. If anything, something like this might very well be successful solely because it’s genuine competition in similarity, spanning across almost all the platforms besides mobile, is literally non-existant.

        • Kurisu Makise

          A good point, though I feel that on console unless it has full online capabilities, it would have made more sense on a handheld like Vita. Then you could Near gift the cards, search for rare cards/packs with Near etc. Or use the new Toro app and that’s just side stuff. Online and ad-hoc battles would have been the way to go here, might really have been something.

          • almostautumn

            Agreed. Personally, I think every genre but RTS and (arguably) FPS is better on handhelds :P No less, I think the success of the recent Project Diva f PS3 edition shows that there’s a solid portion of (japanese) gamers that don’t mind sticking to their rooted consoles for games like this, and there is also the fact that the PS3 has an already established audience base. This title came out of nowhere so it’s probably pretty budget-based, so maybe they just didn’t want to take a risk of losing potential profits by creating a Vita build that may or may not sell too well.
            I’ll keep fingers crossed that devs starts to follow Compile Heart’s lead. Seriously, CH has practically saved the Vita— I’d never have thought that would be the case in a million years, but— hey!

            • Kurisu Makise

              Hey now, I don’t just attribute it to CH, basically all of the smaller publishers in Japan came to rescue Vita. NIS, Atlus, Falcom, I’m surprised that um what’s there name, guys who did BRS, wow this is bad ~_~ Haven’t shown up yet. Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei for the bigger Japanese publishers also did a good job too. Only publishers letting the train crash is Capcom and prior to FFX and FFX-2, Square Enix. Though I expect a little more from Square Enix honestly >>;

              You are right about the console gaming thing. Did PS3 Miku outsell Vita Miku though, doesn’t seem like it but extra sales are not a bad thing. I’m actually okay with PS3/PS Vita sharing being a thing. I’m not as happy with PSP/PS Vita though, cause I feel like PSP needs to roll over but it just keeps selling. I’m sure once PS4 debuts, PS3 and PSP will stop hindering PS Vita and hopefully they’ll transition up completely but that’s a hope and not a realistic expectation for Japan.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I really wanna know who the artist behind this awesome art is. Either way, fingers crossed NISA grabs this up.

    • kroufonz

      kurogane no line barell artist

      • Solomon_Kano

        Thank you!

  • HarryHodd

    Now that’s a nice boxart. I hope NISA brings this to the west.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Great artstyle. Who’s the artist?

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    The Japanese guy’s face looks a bit compared to previously shown art of him, however, the cover looks really awesome.

    Can’t wait to see more screenshots and actual gameplay footage of this game.

  • http://gematsu.com/author/ro-kurorai 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

    sexy artwork, do want