NIS America released a new gameplay trailer titled “What’s In the Cards” for its upcoming 3DS exclusive Culdcept Revolt today. The trailer introduces players to all of the Culdcept Revolt’s basic gameplay mechanics before the title launches on August 29 in North America and September 1 in Europe.
The first thing the trailer covers is how one can prepare for and start a match. There are dozens of maps in Culdcept Revolt for matches to take place on. Depending on the map you are going to end up on, you are going to have to adjust your strategy and book of cards in order to have the best chance of winning. In order to win a match, one must accrue enough Total Magic to meet the Magic Goal, and then pass through one of the gates on the map in order to claim victory.
At the beginning of each turn, players are granted a small amount of magic, and can draw a card from their book. Playing cards costs magic, which means players will need to think carefully about which cards they can play to their advantage. Once a player draws a card, they can either play a spell card or use the Secret Art of a creature they control.
These Secret Arts can do a variety of different things, including damaging other creatures on the map or changing an opponent’s movement. Spells are discarded after they are used, while Secret Arts can be used multiple times as long as the creature using it is not Fatigued.
After that, players must roll a die in order to see how far they will move across the map. If one ends up on a vacant space, they can summon a creature to claim it, which increases Total Magic. If the land is claimed by a rival cepter, one must pay the toll, otherwise they will have to fight the creature that is defending it. During the battle, one can use item cards to counter their opponent, or strengthen their creature. If they win, they can take the land as their own.
Players can make their land more valuable by claiming other spaces that are the same element and increasing their levels. If a creature matches the element of the space they are on, they become stronger. All of these things increase a player’s Total Magic, which as mentioned before is necessary for victory.
In addition to the gameplay trailer, NIS America also detailed some free DLC that will be available for free exclusively to those who pre-order Culdcept Revolt at GameStop. This includes the Challenge From Hell DLC, which adds a challenging new bonus scenario and map that can be played in both single player and multiplayer, and the Soltis Book Cover DLC which gives players an exclusive book cover that they can show off online. This DLC deal is only available in the US.
Culdcept Revolt will also be getting a Puzzle Swap panel in the StreetPass Mii Plaza upon release in the United States and Europe. You can check out some new screenshots of gameplay and the DLC, and watch the “What’s in the Cards” gameplay trailer below. Culdcept Revolt is coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS on August 29 in North America and September 1 in Europe.