So mark this one on the list of things that would be considered unexpected. Bandai will be bringing Neon Genesis Evangelion to the tabletop with the Evangelion Card Game, an expansion to their Chrono Clash System.
It appears this was announced via their site and FaceBook page sometime around the beginning of the month. Talk about a stealth announcement. Neon Genesis Evangelion was thrust back into the spot light recently when Netflix debuted their new dubbing of the classic coming-of-age-mecha anime back in June of this year.
So far, it looks like the set will be done like the Naruto/Boruto Card Game. That means two sets at launch with two decks, as opposed to the Godzilla Card Game that launched with four decks in its core box.
I would be lying if I said this didn’t interest me in the slightest. I was able to get in a game of the Godzilla Card Game late last week and found it rather enjoyable. The game is quick and fast paced, with as deep a layer of strategy as you are willing to dive. The fact that you can pick up a deck of either of the existing games (Naruto/Boruto or Godzilla) and fight against each other is rather reminiscent of Bushiroad’s Weiss Schwarz, which is one of my top ten card games of all time.
I was on the fence about rather to get into the game or not, however. The original announcements/previews leading up to the game’s launch were hit or miss and the game’s presence at Gen Con 2019 left a bit to be desired. Having played it in a less stressful environment, though, I found it enjoyable and a game I wouldn’t mind having a deck of. The only question was which set to jump in with.
I guess this answers that question, uh?
What do you all think? Would there be a bigger or more well renowned franchise that should have gotten the third release slot over Neon Genesis?
Until next time, keep your dice warm and happy gaming.