This new card game on Steam costs $70 and has another $216 in DLC

  • November 17, 2022

PC gamers have grown accustomed to getting their digital card games for free. Hearthstone, Gwent, Marvel Snap, Legends of Runeterra, Magic: The Gathering Arena—you can spend big piles of money on them, sure, but if you just want to jump in and see what it’s all about, it won’t cost you a penny. Not every game follows that free-to-play path, however.

Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days (opens in new tab), which launched today on Steam, is one such game, and it’s a doozy. The base game sells for a whopping $70—the same price that major franchises like  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (opens in new tab) have begun to adopt—which is wildly out of sync with the big names in the CCG genre. But what’s even more astounding is that there are 17 pieces of DLC available for purchase on top of that, which collectively add up to another $216—that’s nearly $300 for the full loadout.