Surprise! If an upgraded version of Phantasy Star Online on Gamecube isn’t enough to satisfy your Sonic Team RPG appetite, Nintendo has decided to let everyone know that a brand new entry in the series is in development. This one, though, involves playing cards!
Shigeru Miyamoto himself revealed the existence of the new PSO title at a roundtable discussion at E3 expo this week. According to the legendary Mario creator, SEGA got inspiration to make this card-based game after seeing Nintendo’s own LCD screen peripheral for the Gamecube.
The thinking goes, if multiple players own an LCD screen (which attaches to the top of a Gamecube console) they would each have a private screen with which to plan strategies without others knowing. Apparently that lends itself nicely to a card game.
No other details are known about this project, or whether it is considered by SEGA to be a true continuation of the PSO series or a spinoff in some way.