Konami releasing peripheral doomed to failure

According to Siliconera, Konami is apparently going to be bringing out its very own version of the e-Reader for some card battle game. Maybe the e-Reader sold better in Japan, but I only know of one person that bought one other than me. I can’t fathom why someone over there thinks this is a good idea.

Konami is prepping another trading card game for the Nintendo DS … Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers is a newly developed series where players create and battle with a deck of forty cards. Instead of playing with a deck of virtual trading cards, … players scan tangible cards into the game. The magic reader plugs into the DS’s Game Boy Advance cartridge slot and it deciphers what card you scanned in.

The article doesn’t really make it clear if it’s coming out in the US or not, but if it does, I’ll probably get one when it hits the bargain bin or when I find one at a yard sale.

Link! (via GoNintendo).