Monday, February 20, 2012

Bushiroad Announces Extra Booster 03

Here's the scoop;
  • This new pack is EB03 "Black Iron Cavalry"(Kurogane no Senki)
  • The release date is May 26th, 2012
  • This pack will feature cards from season 2, Asia Circuit.
  • The pack is geared towards giving the much-anticipated Limit Break skill to existing clans.
  • There will be 35 cards in the pack.
  • Additional Gold Paladin cards will be released.
  • The pack will be available early on May 5th and 6th, at Vanguard Fest
For anyone interested, the Japanese word for "Cavalry" in the pack name is completely made up. Senki can be written a number of ways, and Bushiroad chose to combine the "戦 sen" which refers to war and military strategy, with the "騎 ki" used as a way of counting horsemen(so "juuki" is ten horsemen, "sanki" is three horsemen, etc.) "Senki" is a real word, but it normally refers to battleflags or as stated, military strategy and secrets.

More than that though, the entire booster name is strange. Kurogane means iron, but the kanji reads black steel. Being that all steel is an ally of iron, it is technically correct to call the pack both Black Iron Cavalry and Black Steel Cavalry.

There is currently speculation that the pack will feature remnants of the Shadow Paladins and that the figure at the top is a revived Phantom Blaster Dragon.