Monster Monpiece

Idea Factory International brings us it’s first portable title, Monster Monpiece , a strategic card game with stunning art. The title is coming to NA in digital format via the PlayStation®Network on May 27th , and will be followed by the European release on June 4th .

The game’s battle system looks interesting and fun, but the title made the news when it was announced that the western release would be cutting out certain level 3 cards, due to them being a little bit too revealing.

Idea Factory International says this about the game:

God’s hammer struck twice, punishing the world of Yafanielbelow…
In the world of Yafaniel, humans and an unusual species called “monster girls” coexist. May Esperio, an Academy student from Kunaguva, is training hard to become a “master” of monster girls with her best friends, Elzaand Karen. However, after an encounter with a mysterious stranger, Elzabecame “Lost”, a victim of a strange affliction that plagues both humans and monster girls. Elzaand the monster girls in her service have begun stealing the Magus Quartzes that are held in each of Yafaniel’smajor cities. May decides to travel the world pursuing Elzain an attempt to cure her. However, May knows that if she fails to save Elza, the whole world may be destroyed!

Key Features:
Likeable characters and a story rife with adventure! With a wide range of unique and quirky personalities, each member of the Monster Monpiececast adds a little spice to the adventurous story from beginning to end!
Use Skills, Potentials, and a strategic mind! While the battle system seems simple, you still need your wits about you in order to best utilize your Monster Girls’ Skills and Potentials in battle!
Fusion and Aura Bonus kick battles up anotch! The keys to a successful battle lie in mastering the Fusion system and activating the Aura Bonus to increase your cards’ stats during battle!
Card battles featuring 3D chibicharacters! There are more than 100 Monster Girls that will support you in battle against your opponents. Once summoned to the battle field, they will pop up on it as vibrant 3D chibicharacters!
First Crush❤Rub! Level up your Monster Girls (battle cards) with the First Crush ❤Rub mode, where you send your magic power into the cards by rubbing the touchscreen!

Yes… you read that correctly, you level up your cards by rubbing the touchscreen…

Here’s a trailer: