‘FINAL FANTASY TCG: OPUS IX COLLECTION BOOSTER – LORDS AND CHAOS’
Plus Prerelease Kit
Posted by Nicole Bunge on May 16, 2019 @ 3:36 pm CT
Square Enix will release Final Fantasy Trading Card Game: Opus IX Collection on July 19.
The Final Fantasy TCG: Opus IX Booster -Lords and Chaos set will include cards of the franchise’s most iconic Boss characters from Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII, XIV, XIV Morbius Final Fantasy and more. Original, exclusive art from Final Fantasy series artists will be included in this booster. The set will include 16 full art cards. The set includes 48 Common, 36 Rare, 26 Hero, 14 Legend, and 140 Premium cards. Each booster pack includes 12 cards, inclusive of 1 Premium foil card. For collectors, the Buy-A-Box program will include a full art promo featuring Final Fantasy XIV antagonist Nael van Darnus.
The Final Fantasy TCG: Opus IX Pre-Release Kit will be available for pre-release events held from Saturday July 13 – Friday July 19. The kit will include 6 Opus IX booster packs and two exclusive items: a Gunslinger PR-053 card and card sleeves.
What? Final Fantasy Tactics art and characters? Just take my money Square-Enix!
The thing that is really nice about the cards in general is that they have a very light or no background so that the art is not ‘too busy’ like a lot of the full-art japanese style CCG’s, it’s more aesthetically pleasing IMHO. It allows you to appreciate the central character more and have the other text and numbers on the card look less cumbersome, distracting and allows you to focus more on where you need to.
It’s supposed to be available at this very moment, so why not give it a try?
Finally, what great looking product would be complete without a very sweet playmat?
It’s been really hard to break into the CCG market for newer games lately, since the late 2000’s were flooded with them. Hopefully, Final Fantasy TCG will break this curse and continue for some time. Considering the license it’s based off of is fairly healthy and still pretty relevant, it should have a decent chance. It has that cool nostalgic feeling thus far and can continue to expand as future editions of the Final Fantasy videogame do.