News Ange Vierge Trading Card Game Stops Development
posted on 2017-04-20 11:45 EDT
The official website for the Ange Vierge trading card game revealed on Thursday that Kadokawa is stopping development of the game this month. Kadokawa said in the announcement that it is stopping development of new releases for the trading card game as well as products related to the game.
The related products will be the "Shiten ni Mau Otome-tachi" booster packs, which are currently on sale. The final event related to the trading card game will be the "Final Festa" event, which will be held at one of Kadokawa's offices in Tokyo on May 21. Shop tournaments, rule support, Kadokawa's trading card game event office, and the game's point campaign will all shut down on June 30. The trading card game's official website will remain open until March 31, 2018.
Two Kadokawa brands, Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory, released the Ange Vierge trading card game in 2013. The story of the card game follows what happens when "Hairō" portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious "Exceed" powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called "Progress" girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific.
The trading card game's television anime (seen above right) adaptation premiered last July. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Masafumi Tamura (Modern Magic Made Simple, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) made his directorial debut with the series and designed the characters. SILVER LINK produced the anime.
The original card game also inspired Sega's Ange Vierge ~Girls Battle~ smartphone app game. Mako Komao's Ange Vierge Linkage manga ended in 2015. Production I.G and Point Pictures produced promotional videos for the trading card game.