Square Enix and Yahoo have teamed up for a new browser adventure game, Monster x Dragon. Today marks the beginning of beta testing for the game; interested parties should check the game’s official website for more details on how to participate.
Those who participated in the closed beta will be pleasantly surprised: Square Enix has taken player feedback very seriously and given the game some major touch-ups as well as added new treats, like new monster cards, card auctions and an improved ranking system. These swank new monster cards feature creatures and summons from the Final Fantasy series — specifically (for now), the game’s new cards include beasties from IX, XI, XII, and Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. Square promises additional Final Fantasy-themed updates in the future.
One of Monster x Dragon‘s features is the presence of “navigators,” characters who guide you through the game. Several big time Japanese voice actors have lent their talents to the game, including Takehito Koyasu (Catherine, Fist of the North Star, Persona 2), Kosuke Toriumi (Disgaea, SoulCalibur series), Megumi Toyoguchi (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword), and Rina Satou (Tales of Xillia).
Take at look at some of the game’s artwork after the cut. Will you be jumping in on the beta?