Developed by Granzella and licensed by Irem, Hototogisu Tairan is a trading card game that incorporates simulation game elements. Players will collect cards drawn by various popular illustrators, assemble a deck, and use that deck to battle.
Games play out in two phases. During the “Tactical Phase,” you can use any card from your hand, such as a strategy or promotion card, and manifest its effect onto the field. During the “Battle Phase,” the units deployed onto the field will move and attack. The order of movement is based on how high a unit’s stats are for both enemies and allies. Players can enjoy strategies such as making the first move with fast units, or surrounding the enemy for a formation effect.
Hototogisu Tairan 1553: Ryuuko Aiutsu is due out for Switch via the Nintendo eShop this spring in Japan.