It looks like coin-operated trading card RPG titles are here to stay (at least in Japan – it still remains to be seen how well these games will catch on overseas although reports say that testing is going well with these kinds of games) – there are at least two similar games I can think of off the top of my head, Eternal Wheel and Sanguozki War 3. Now SquareEnix is bringing another title to the growing genre called “The Lord of Vermillion”. The game is network based (a single player mode is available as well) and players will watch their characters grow up while gaining experience and equipment. From the translation it appears that Final Fantasy animator Yoshitaka Amano is in on the project and already the card design looks amazing. Graphically the game is also top notch but personally I have never really caught on with the complex card games. I wonder how the general complexity of such games holds up in the arcade (or is simplified so it is easier for anyone to come along and play the game). The Lord of Vermillion begins testing in Japan on December 7 and will run until the 16th at three locations, Akihabara included. Hit the post break to check out some more images of the game including a couple card designs. For any thumbnail, just click on it to enlarge.