Monday, August 5, 2013

News: TD13: Successor of the Sacred Regalia Announced

VG-TD13: Successor of the Sacred Regalia
This morning the thirteenth trial deck was revealed. Scheduled to release on October 25th, VG-TD13: Successor of the Sacred Regalia will be a trial deck based around Genesis, Misaki's new clan from the third season of the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime, Link Joker. While her manga incarnation continues to use Oracle Think Tank, in the anime Misaki has picked up this clan to expand her abilities. The deck will contain a new break ride unit, and will be connected with new Genesis support in the still-untitled BT14. Following the pattern established by previous trial decks TD08-TD11, "Successor" will likely by Genesis' new subgroup.

The kanji used for the "Sacred Regalia" in TD13's title is 神器 "sacred treasures," referring to the three imperial regalia of Japan, the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no Kagami and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama which together represent valor, wisdom and benevolence. In Cardfight!! Vanguard the regalia appear to correspond to CEO Amaterasu's Yata no Kagami and Tsukuyomi's Moon Shadow Magatama, but the Kusanagi so far has only been implied as being a part of Amaterasu's Celestial Valkyries alternate artwork, without a named appearance in the TCG. The fact that all of the regalia as seen previously belonged to Oracle Think Tank units suggests that these "Successors" may be new units using the relics of old ones, passing the torch from Oracle Think Tank to Genesis.