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->''"War is near"''
-->- {{Tagline}} of the MUGEN Guild thread

''Card Sagas Wars'' is a PC game currently being developed by Ahruon and Orkimedes. The game utilizes the {{MUGEN}} engine, but unlike other MUGEN games all of the sprites are made entirely by scratch. This not only gives the game a uniform and "professional" artstyle, but it also allows for [[CompetitiveBalance better control of balance]].

Although the game is unfinished, many trailers and gameplay videos have been released. All of the info can be found [[http://mugenguild.com/forumx/index.php?topic=93401.0 here.]] The official website can be found [[http://cardgallery.tales-tra.com/main.htm here]] (it's entirely in Spanish, though), but is currently unable to receive updates.

!!The playable cast includes:
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Link]], [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], [[VideoGame/MegaManX X]], [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz]], [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Crono]], [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]], [[ValkyrieProfile Lenneth]], [[ValkyrieNoBouken Walküre]], [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnus]], [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Reiji Arisu]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]], [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong]], [[VideoGame/ChocobosDungeon Chocobo]], SonicTheHedgehog, [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireII Nina]], [[VideoGame/BloodyRoar Yugo]]

On top of that, there are sixteen more characters yet to come.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AssistCharacter: The Support Card System. By taking damage or blocking, the player can receive a random Support Card, which can be used to summon a character for an attack. Cards are ranked A-B-C, with Rank A cards being the most powerful but the hardest to get. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZzR_kUW0f0 This video]] shows how the system works.
** Some characters have their own [[AssistCharacter assists]] appear in their specials. Soma Cruz and Crono in particular take this UpToEleven, with Soma using his Souls and Crono using his teammates.
* AuthorAppeal: The likely reason for Ivy's current chest size; [[WordOfGod according to Ahruon]], Orkimides [[BuxomIsBetter insisted on choosing the biggest size available]] for her sprite revision. The [[http://mugenguild.com/forumx/index.php?topic=93401.msg1427705#msg1427705 end result]], however, borders on GagBoobs territory.
-->"Ivy well... it's Ork who decided to go with that, I showed him various breast sizes but he went stubborn to don't make anything below that. "
--> -- Ahruon [[http://mugenguild.com/forum/topics/card-sagas-wars-lenneth-vs-walk%C3%BCre--93401.msg1427732.html#msg1427732 responding to people questioning Ivy's breast size.]]
* BossBattle: Confirmed as present via the Mugen Guild thread. The only revealed boss so far is [[spoiler:Diablo as he's seen in ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}} II''.]]
* CompositeCharacter: Several members of the playable cast are this.
** Samus is a notable example. She's wearing the Super Metroid/Metroid Prime era Varia Suit, and is equipped with her standard arsenal of weapons, including Power Bombs, Super Missiles, and the Ice Beam. However, she also brings along [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime the Grapple Lasso]], [[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM the Overblast technique]], and even the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Zero Laser]].
* CoolVersusAwesome: Any match is guaranteed to be this.
* DesperationAttack[=/=]LimitBreak: The Crisis Card Attacks. See "DifficultButAwesome" below.
* DevelopmentHell: Given that it's made by only two people who work on it in their free time and has been in development for four years, it'd be more surprising if it didn't fall in this.
* DifficultButAwesome: The Crisis Card Attacks. Before you can even perform the attack, your health must be low enough to be flashing red and you must have both Alpha and Beta Meters filled. You then must successfully hit the opponent with a Chain Attack, which can be blocked and which will use up a Crisis Card no matter if it hits or misses. Keep in mind that you only get two cards per match, and they don't replenish. However, if you hit the Chain Attack you are treated to a [[OverlyLongFightingAnimation 30-second cinematic]] of concentrated ''awesome'' as your character beats the ''living hell'' out of the opponent.
* DemotedToExtra: Many characters (such as [[{{VideoGame/Kirby}} King Dedede]]) were initially considered for the roster before being made into Support Cards. The most notable example is [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Shiranui]], who actually had pictures and gameplay footage of her as a playable character before she was downgrade to Support Card status.
* DoingItForTheArt
* DuelingGames: Not so much the case with Card Sagas Wars itself, but some of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ePGaDh1iw gameplay]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDjeO1wCJmo trailers]] pair characters from what could be considered rival franchises.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The total roster is slated to have 36 characters, which is surprisingly high even by professional standards. The total number of Support Cards is also said to be over ''90''.
* MegaCrossover[=/=]MascotFighter: Being {{MUGEN}}-based, it's par for the course.
* SceneryPorn: The stages, whether you're in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Sacred Forest Meadow]], on the surface of [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Valhalla]], crossing [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Zenan Bridge]], or inside the [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Ceres Space Colony]], there's so much to look at, you just might find yourself forgetting about the fight at hand.
* ScheduleSlip: The game has been in development for several ''years'' and most likely still has years to come. It doesn't help that the updates are very sporadic; Aruhon and Orkimedes take their time getting the next update ready, and they have a tendency to disappear between updates. It is {{justified|Trope}}, as two people are making this game by scratch.
* SuperMovePortraitAttack
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: If the trailers are anything to go by, [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Ivy]] and [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus]] [[note]] You can faintly hear her say [[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM "Time to go"]] after her Crisis Card Attack[[/note]] are the only English-speaking playable characters from Japanese games. Everyone else, regardless of whether or not they had English voiceovers at one point or another, is speaking in Japanese or is a HeroicMime of some sort.
** SuddenlyVoiced: [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Crono]] goes from being a HeroicMime to fully voiced, despite his home game having no voice acting whatsoever.
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: The Crisis Card Attacks can come off as this.
** OverlyLongFightingAnimation: This too.
* TokenMinority: Though the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters combined cast]] covers an unbelievable amount of video gaming history, almost the entire known playable cast so far consists of characters from Japanese developers. The sole exception is Master Chief (A rare example where something American is the token). Whether or not this remains the case is yet to be seen.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Of the reveals so far, there are two likely candidates:
** [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Reiji Arisu]], if only due to his game's [[NoExportForYou international status]].
** [[ChocobosDungeon Chocobo]], who hadn't had a starring role in nearly a decade, and was announced as playable less than a year after his latest game was launched.