Saturday, November 24, 2012

News: First Look at Ride to Victory's Cast, Original Characters

New information about the upcoming Cardfight 3DS game, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Ride to Victory is finally surfacing with the newest release of KeroKero Ace magazine. Set to feature six original characters for players to choose from, the game has also already been confirmed to contain at least thirty other characters from the anime in addition to those present here. Debuting alongside a slogan of "Stand up! Your avatar!" (立ち上がれ!キミの分身!!) the original characters have already gotten much attention in fan circles, currently nicknamed based on the official description of what "type" of protagonist they are.

From top to bottom; Hotblooded (熱血系 Nekketsu) type, Cool (クール Kuuru) type and Dark (ダークDaaku) type. Each protagonist is available as either male or female to suit the player's preferences, with their own cut-ins and voiced quotations. Ride to Victory has also been confirmed to feature in-game tutorials on how to play Cardfight, so that foreknowledge of the TCG is unnecessary to play, and will also include wireless capabilities for online cardfighting. The game will feature all cards released up through VG-BT09: Clash of the Knights and Dragons, and players will be able to start the game using one of seven trial decks, VG-TD01: Shining Swordsman of the Sanctuary up through VG-TD07: Descendents of the Marine Emperor.

The original cast has received a positive reception thus far, with design comparisons being drawn between the Hotblooded characters and the cast of Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter, as well as Pokemon. Interestingly, there are design similarities to Pokemon's Shirona and Ride to Victory's Dark-kun. Speculation is currently exploding as to which seiyuus will provide the lines for the cast, as no actors have been identified as of yet. The protagonist system itself is similar to that of Super Robot Wars, which classically allows the selection of a male or female Hotblooded type, Cool type, Logical type and Weird type.
(via matibari and ameblo)