Lord of Vermilion
Lord of Vermilion (ロード・オブ・ヴァーミリオン, Rōdo obu Vāmirion) is an arcade-based fantasy collectible card game developed by Think Garage and distributed by Square Enix in which players control combat cards on an arcade play surface. The objective of the game is to destroy the enemy team's Arcane Stones and eliminate their servants in order to win the game. Players design and develop avatars, increasing their statistics and obtaining equipment, then compete with each other locally, or online, or play the single player story mode.
As of November 7, 2008, Lord of Vermilion has contributed over ¥4 billion in earnings for Square Enix.
A sequel, Lord of Vermilion II, was released in Japan on October 27, 2009, and was followed up by Lord of Vermilion Re:2 on July 26, 2011. The sequels prominently featured collaborations with a number of other franchises and game series, including the Final Fantasy, Romancing SaGa, Magic: The Gathering, The King of Fighters, Touhou and BlazBlue.
It has also spawned a spinoff franchise of action RPG titles for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, including Lord of Arcana and Lord of Apocalypse.
Another sequel, Lord of Vermilion III, was released on August 22, 2013.
A free-to-play third person action multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), Lord of Vermilion Arena, was officially launched on June 17, 2015. The servers were closed on June 30, 2016
In Final Fantasy XIV a parody real-time strategy (RTS) game using in-game minions called Lord of Verminion was made in reference and parody to Lord of Vermilion on November 10, 2015.
On January 26, 2017, Square Enix announced the development of Lord of Vermilion IV. Another arcade release for up to eight players, it will feature music by Taku Iwasaki.Read more...