By Sato . February 13, 2013 . 2:40pm
Vanguard originated from the Planet Cray, an Earth-like planet of a parallel universe. Its immense popularity surpassed the depths of the galaxy and found its way to a near future Earth. In Cardfight!! Vanguard Ride To Victory, the power to become the champion of a universally acclaimed card game is in your hands!
Before you can become a champion you have to win micro-tournaments in towns and work your way up to major championships where you’ll encounter countless rivals. Players can build their own fight style with a custom Vanguard deck, and take on the rest of the world.
After picking your name and nickname, the game will put you through a series of tutorials. The protagonist of the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime, Aichi Sendou, will be there to guide you through the steps while giving you some valuable advice.
As tempting as it may be, you won’t be able to participate in the national tournaments right off the bat. Players start out by progressing through the story and gaining Vanguard fighting experience. After facing enough foes, they’re bound to acknowledge your skills. New areas are unlocked upon completing story missions and you may also be invited to tournaments.
You can check out the card shop to accept missions. Clearing the missions will also unlock new items in the shop.Sticking with the starter deck will eventually make things tough.
You can buy card packs from the shop or acquire cards by talking to other characters and from winning fights. There are also deck recipes sold at the shop, which has various meta decks available for you to use. Of course you’ll be required to have the necessary cards to make the decks. Mix and match recipes with your new cards and make your own original deck to dominate the tournaments.
Local and online multiplayer will also be available, where you’ll be able to test your deck against friends and rivals around the country.
Cardfight!! Vanguard Ride To Victory is slated to be released on April 11th, 2013, on the Nintendo 3DS.