Officials from Namco Bandai have confirmed plans to bring the ridiculously addictive Monopoly/CCG hybrid Culdcept Saga to North American Xbox 360 owners this summer, complete with Xbox Live gameplay. I may never sleep again.
The latest entry to the series, the game is particularly notable not just for it’s fun turn based gameplay and fantastic art, but also an original storyline developed by “one of Japan’s premiere sci-fi writers.”
In Culdcept Saga, individuals known as Cepters move around a game board by the roll of the dice, using magical cards to call upon creatures and cast spells to occupy each area they encounter. Using alluring cards designed by Japan’s top illustrators, players can customize different decks to assist in their struggle for territorial dominance. As they maneuver their way around the board and land on occupied properties, opponents can opt to pay a fee for their brief stay or attack the guarding creature to inhabit the zone.
Players can fortify their decks and develop strategies in single player mode, then apply those tactics against up to 3 friends on Xbox Live or on a single console. Gamers can further modify the game with their own unique style when they alter their characters’ appearances using parts won during matches, providing a distinctive experience for every personality.
“Namco Bandai is proud to bring such a unique concept to the Xbox Live community.” said Makoto Iwai, executive VP and COO of Namco Bandai Games. “It’s the perfect blend of classic board games and modern competitive trading cards in one beautiful package!”