The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals Hototogisu Tairan 1553: Ryuuko Aiutsu, a trading card game with simulation elements from Granzella for Switch. It is the latest entry in the Hototogisu Tairan series that first launched for PSP in 2008, and is due out via the Nintendo eShop this spring in Japan.
The game will see players collecting cards drawn by various popular illustrators and constructing a deck, and using that deck to battle other players online. It is being designed and produced by Gorou Matsuo, and will feature over 70 illustrators, including Tomoyo Asatani, Senri Kita, Jiji, Itaru Hinoue, Sakura Miwabe, Cuboon, Kaya8, Jun Suemi, Katsuya Terada, Akemi Takada, Takehito Harada, and KEI.
Update 7:58 a.m.: The theme of Hototogisu Tairan 1553: Ryuuko Aiutsu is the Battles of Kawanakajima. With future updates to the game, its theme will change.
There are four game modes:
- Invasion – Fight by yourself.
- Online Battle – Battle other users across the country.
- Deck Construction – Combine cards to form a deck.
- Merchant – Use koban (gold coins) earned through the Invasion and Online Battle modes to buy cards.
Development is currently 70 percent complete.
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.