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Square Enix has trademarked Final Fantasy Digital Card Game in Japan

Square Enix has trademarked Final Fantasy Digital Card Game in Japan

Written by Brayden — 08 Jan 2019

Square Enix has trademarked "Final Fantasy Digital Card Game" in Japan.

What this means remains to be seen. First guess points towards a digital version of the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game which has been having lots of cards released all around the world in the past few years.

But it's worth reminding that Final Fantasy has had card games since 1999.

Final Fantasy VIII featured the mini-game Triple Triad which was remade into its own free-to-play game as part of the Final Fantasy Portal App for iOS and Android.

While a standalone version of Final Fantasy IX's mini-game Tetra Master was released via PlayOnline in October 2003. It required a $1 per month subscription. It was shut down on December 31, 2010.

The Final Fantasy IX cards for Tetra Master were also remade for the game's 2016 remaster for iOS and Android which was then ported to PC. It was later also ported to PlayStation 4 in 2017 and will be released for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year.

Cards have also appeared prominently in other games in the Final Fantasy series such as Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales which featured a card game as the game's equivalent to a battle system and Mobius Final Fantasy which uses cards for abilities and Jobs.

There's also the possibility it could be a brand new game. But we'll have to wait and see.

Source: Gematsu