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Sony Just Announced Project Field, A New Way To Play Card Games

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Sony hopes to change the way kids play card games with its newly revealed Project Field. 

Project Field uses a specially developed Sony pad with smartphones or tablets. It’s outfitted with an IC reader, sensors, LED, and Bluetooth so that the pad can easily connect with tablets and smartphones that are running the corresponding Project Field games.

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Players can move their cards on the Project Field pad, and their movements with correspond to in-game actions. While similar technology has been used in Japanese arcades with IC-based card games for years, the addition of tablet and smartphone functionality put a new spin on the tech, creating what looks like a new experience.

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The first Project Field title is a Yo-kai Watch game, allowing kids to have their yokai cards duke it out. 

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No word yet on an international release.

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