Sunday, November 4, 2012

News: Change in Set Release Dates, Site Modifications

Recently it has become apparent through the official English website that upcoming sets of Cardfight!! Vanguard have had their international release dates modified. There isn't a clear reason given for this at this time, but EB02 and BT04, which were previously listed for a November 10th and December 15th respectively, have been rescheduled for a November 9th and December 14th release. While these two booster sets were both pushed forward by a day, TD03: Golden Mechanical Soldier and TD03: Maiden Princess of the Cherry Blossoms are now intended for release two days later than they were originally announced for, now dated to January 25th, 2013.

VGE-BT05: Awakening of Twin Blades has also recieved the forward-one-day treatment, now geared for release on February 22, 2013.

In other news, Game Set is officially becoming Cardfight Pro; the change in brand is done to reflect the new direction of the website, as over the past year our focus has steadily shifted toward providing real-world coverage. Many articles have been delayed by midterm examinations and the chief editor's academic projects, and these delayed articles will be going up alongside newer material over the next two months. The current plan follows a Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday update schedule with updates ideally arriving between 4PM and 7PM EST, with allowances made for breaking news. Despite our current real-world focus, older articles on the anime and manga are being modified constantly to be up-to-date with the progress of the Asia Circuit and new manga releases. The original brand was a reference to the climax of Climber x Climber, a song performed by Breakerz used in the early promotion of Cardfight, and used as the ending theme to the live-action drama.

For upcoming articles, take note that on December 14th, there will be a special article on the Shadow Paladin clan published to coincide with the international English release of BT04: Eclipse of Illusionary Shadows. Similarly, November 9th will see the release of our Bermuda Triangle study guide to coincide with the international release of EB02: Banquet of Divas.