How To Play Cardfight!! Vanguard Ride To Victory

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I wonder why they went with Kamui’s Asia circuit outfit. Sounds quite fun, Ive alway wanted to imagine it and see my winning image. Morikawa ought to provide tips, since Aichi was his student,

    • IsaacGravity

      The game was announced during the time the “Asia Circuit” hen was going on early in. I’d have preferred the Season 1 looks myself, but they.

      Chances of a localization don’t look too good, but I’d love to play this.


    Too bad its on 3DS only so far and not on PSP/Vita. But thankfully the series was recently licensed for TV in my region, so at least the actual cards are sure to see a release as well.

    I really did not expect the Anime to be nearly as satisfying to watch as it turned out to be, and despite lacking the usual magic cards or traps, Vanguard has a lot of depth. Especially the way the Anime teaches the rules as matches go along without overwhelming the audience with made-up rules like other Cardfight shows did in the past, is very appealing.

    • VietKnight

      I like the premises of how the cards are used, at least there is no overwhelming deck, just how you use it. And the show the 3rd season is my favorite since it has funny moments.

      • Too bad most people quit watching in Season 2 like me because of Aichi

        • IsaacGravity

          Season 2 had a lot of problems. But Aichi was far from being one of them. I’m just glad Season 3 came along and blew Season 2 out of the water with the first episode alone.

      • Agreed, I especially appreciate that they left the whole magical nonsense and the yugioh-esque trust-in-the-cards junk out and focused really well on the actual battles.

        Not only that, but they also show the players’ conditions in a more reasonable and understandable way. There doesn’t need to be a kidnapped grandfather, a possessed boy trying to summon dark spirits; showing the players’ nervousness when being confronted with their first tournament, the different attitudes regarding the game etc leaves a really good impression.

    • Yupp have to agree, I would love to play the game as well. Tokura Misaki-sama is one of my favourite characters and it would be an honor to fight against (or better with) her. Too bad the 3DS is region locked like hell.
      *sigh* Oh well hope is not lost but those are certainly dark days for gamers who can’t afford every console twice or thrice.
      That said we will once again have to “wait and see”, if they decide to let this game appear in regions outside Japan.

  • darqred

    chances of this coming to US are pretty low, but id like to play it all the same

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Can’t friggin wait. Getting day one

  • Reki Honoo

    I have a feeling this game will get localized, since for quite a while now, there is an official card fight vanguard youtube channel where the english dub episodes are getting uploaded. And i you look at the other card games that had an english dub, there is a high possibility that this game will get localized.

  • I’d buy this. It would be nice having a title I can play for short bursts. How are the game mechanics?

  • Sacchan

    I’m really hoping this would get an US release. Did similar trading card games like Yu-Gi-Oh got localization for its console games?

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Yes, we even just got an english yugioh game on the consoles this week. The wii got yugioh games in the west too.

  • mantaray79

    please let this game be localized!!!!

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