Tuesday, May 5, 2015

News: Mixed Deletor Chwawos Revealed in Bushiroad's Weekly Information Bulletin

This morning Bushiroad's weekly information bulletin revealed five cards from the upcoming booster set G-BT03: Sovereign Star Dragon, including a new double rare boss card for the Deletor subclan. Chwawos was preceded by several rearguard support units for the Deletors, as well as two new cards for the Murakumo ninja clan. The broadcast opened with summaries of key episodes from the first two cours of Cardfight!! Vanguard G, followed by a discussion of several upcoming Clan Leader decks designed by Bushiroad's staff and presented by a representative from the research & development team. The Clan Leader decks addressed were Revenger Shadow Paladins, Kaiser Vermillion Narukami, Machining Megacolony and Hyakki Vogue. Doctor O then proceeded with the introductions for several cards from G-BT03: Sovereign Star Dragon, translated below.

Mixed Deletor, Chwawos
Grade 3/11000 Power/No Shield/Link Joker - Alien/
AUTO: [Counterblast 2 "Deletors," choose two cards from your hand and discard them] When this unit is placed on the vanguard circle, you may pay the cost. If you do, delete all of your opponent's vanguard and choose up to two of their rearguards and lock them.
AUTO (Vanguard circle): When this unit attacks a vanguard, it gets Power +2000 until the end of that battle.

Deriding Deletor, Awiida
Grade 1/7000 Power/5000 Shield/Link Joker - Alien/
AUTO (Rearguard circle): [Soulblast 1] During a battle in which this unit boosts and the attack hits a vanguard, if your opponent's vanguard is deleted you may pay the cost, if you do, draw 1 card.

Clamping Deletor, Edi
Stand Trigger
Grade 0/4000 Power/10000 Shield/Link Joker - Alien/
AUTO: When this unit is called to a rearguard circle, if you have a "Deletor" vanguard, and your opponent's vanguard is deleted, draw a card.

Stealth Beast, Charcoal Fox
Grade 1/7000 Power/5000 Shield/Murakumo - High Beast/
AUTO: Generation break 1: When this unit is called to a rearguard circle, choose up to four of your "Stealth Beast, Charcoal Fox," during this turn, they get Power +2000.

Hanagasa Stealth Rogue, Fujino
Grade 2/9000 Power/5000 Shield/Murakumo - Demon/
AUTO (Rearguard circle): When another of your "Hanagasa Stealth Rogue, Fujino" is called to a rearguard circle, during this turn this unit gets Power +2000 and "AUTO (Rearguard circle): When this unit's attack hits a vanguard, choose a card from your damage zone and turn it face-up."

(Note: hanagasa are a type of traditional flower-adorned straw hat used in Japanese drama and performing arts)

In total the broadcast attracted over fourteen thousand viewers and almost seven thousand comments in fifty minutes. It was not without incident; at one point Doctor O's mic was displaced, temporarily muting him for the viewers. Bushiroad's weekly information bulletins air every Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM Japanese Standard Time. They first began in late January to accommodate a new information distribution model for Cardfight!! Vanguard G, as the amount of card information covered in Monthly Bushiroad magazine decreased and was redirected to other routes of distribution.