Summary: Yuke's Neverland Card Battles makes its debut on the PSP system, riding on the success of the original PS2 hit for the Japanese market, boasting an original Japanese art style and a cast of super-powered heroes and monsters.
Excerpt: When I realized that trading card games were becoming the spiritual successor to D&D my heart wept a little bit. Yeah nerds were still convening across basement tabletops and reducing hit points but the story telling and imagination of a dedicated dungeon master or an inventive party leader were falling by the wayside. The soul of the exercise was being replaced by the stark commercialism of card collecting. Collecting cards! That was for jocks and their all-star heroes.
Excerpt: Trading Card games have been extremely popular when played with real cards, but have not had much success when transferred into a video game. There have been a few notable games, most recently with the Metal Gear Acid series and Sony’s The Eye of Judgement, but they have not been able to really entice many people into the genre. Idea Factory hopes to change that by giving gamers Neverland Card Battles.