Joystiq just posted an interview with Namco Bandai's Nobu Taguchi, the man in charge of the Culdcept Saga localization effort for North American audiences. For those unfamiliar with the title, the typical description is something along the lines of Magic: the Gathering meets Monopoly -- check out our hands-on for more info. Yeah, it's weird, but it's also strangely addicting and compelling. Joystiq talks with Taguchi about the differences between Culdcept Saga and the most recent PS2 entry in the series (Culdcept has been around since the 32-bit era), specifically what we can expect from the game's multiplayer component. We particularly like the ability to wager cards before battle. If Culdcept Saga sounds like your cup of tea, hit the "read" link to check out the interview.
Culdcept Saga is, for lack of a better term, an interesting game. To describe it quickly, you really only need two words: Monopoly and Magic (as in Magic: The Gathering). Now that's oversimplifying it, but by now you're already either incredibly intrigued or thoroughly disgusted. For those of you in the first camp, please read on for a brief dissection of the new demo on Xbox Live Marketplace. The rest of you can either read on for your own edification or move on to something more pleasing.