ビクトリー！！) is a Nintendo 3DS game produced by Furyu, intending to recreate the experience of playing the Cardfight!! Vanguard Trading Card Game for a handheld system. Here you will find all known information on the game compiled into one page, most of it being translated from issues of KeroKero Ace and Famitsu magazines, with some material having been recorded live at Bushiroad's various press conferences. Although not officially confirmed, the game is currently speculated to have an English release in the future; Cardfight Pro will be providing a full walkthrough for the game at that time. A translation is also being hosted, see further down for the index.
Release Date (JPN): April 11th, 2013
Price: 5229 JPY
Synopsis: Players create their their own original character by customizing one of six precreated bases offered by the game, and then participate in tournaments with Team Q4 using this novice character. Ride to Victory covers the general storyline of the first season of Cardfight!! Vanguard, up through the Japanese national championship. It is not currently known if it will cover the Asia Circuit storyline, but characters from the second season will be making an appearance in the game.
Outside of the main storyline, the player may also engage in wireless cardfights.
Character Creation & Plot "Stand up! Your avatar!"
At the start of the game, the player will be prompted to select their gender and a player character, with three designs provided for each gender. The player provides both a name and nickname for the protagonist, with each design corresponding to a unique personality and voice. In addition to voiced dialogue within the story, voice acting activates whenever the player rides, checks a trigger, or activates a limit break. The acting can be turned on and off, as well as fast-forwarded.
|"This is my trump card!" / "Here I go! Stand up!!"|
Default Name: ♂ Hida Ryouta (日田リョータ) / ♀ Hanasaki Megumi (花咲メグミ)
Portrayed By: ♂ Higa Kumiko / ♀ Ueda Reina
|"Just according to my calculations, trigger get!" /|
Default Name: ♂ Hongou Satoru (本郷サトル) / ♀ Ninomiya Sayaka (二宮サヤカ)
Portrayed By: ♂ Morishima Shuuta / ♀ Shitaya Noriko
|"...the end, already?" / "Final turn!"|
Default Name: ♂ Ichijyou Kyouya (一条キョウヤ) / ♀ Tsukishiro Luna (月城ルナ)
Portrayed By: ♂ Takanohashi Tsubasa / ♀ Makiguchi Mayuki
After the creation process is complete, the player character meets the three current members of Team Q4, Aichi, Misaki and Kamui, who welcome them to Card Capital. Aichi engages the player in a tutorial fight, after which he gives them a short quiz and from their answers, recommends them one of the game's seven trial decks (TD01-TD07.) The player character then engages Morikawa in a cardfight.
The initial storyline after this starts at the shop tournament level, then proceeds to the regional and national level.
Outside of the storyline fights, the player can move around Fuchū city and talk to characters from the anime, sometimes cardfighting them and sometimes receiving rare cards for seeing that character's events.
This allows the player to see sides of characters that were never shown in the anime or manga. Aside from the standard tutorials that Aichi coaches the player in, the player can also engage in Mission Fights, accomplishing specific tasks within the frame of a cardfight.
Points earned in cardfights can be spent at Card Capital to buy packs from the in-game boxes, recreating the experience of deckbuilding, but the in-game rarities may have been manipulated to be slightly different from the real world. Players can also buy entire deck recipes from the shop. There are more than twelve recipes currently known, based around specific deckbuilds like Majesty Lord Blaster or Tsukuyomi.
Ride to Victory features seven trial decks, from TD01: Shining Swordsman of the Sanctuary up to TD07: Descendants of the Marine Emperor. The in-game booster sets run from BT01: Descent of the King of Knights up to BT09: Clash of the Knights and Dragons, with all promo cards from before BT09 featured. Each sealed copy of Ride to Victory also comes with three promo cards, Studio TMS anime alternate artworks for Blaster Blade, Blaster Dark and Dragonic Overlord.
In addition to the six original characters, at least 30 characters from the anime can be met and fought within the game. Below is a list of characters confirmed to be making an appearance, with the kind of appearance listed.
- Sendou Aichi - NPC, Opponent. Key card is "Blaster Blade."
- Kai Toshiki - NPC, Opponent. Key card is "Dragonic Overlord The End."
- Katsuragi Kamui - NPC, Opponent. Key card is "Asura Kaiser."
- Tokura Misaki - NPC, Opponent
- Suzugamori Ren - NPC, Opponent
- Nitta Shin - NPC
- Miwa Taishi - NPC, Opponent. Miwa cardfights with the trial decks that the player did not pick at the start, and gives them to the player for beating him.
- Morikawa Katsumi - NPC, Opponent. Key card is "Demonic Dragon Berserker, Yaksha."
- Souryuu Leon - NPC, Opponent
- Gillian Chen - NPC, Opponent
- Charlene Chen - NPC, Opponent
- Sendou Emi - NPC, Opponent. Key card is "Top Idol, Pacifica."
- Christopher Lo - NPC, Opponent
- Lee Hsien Loong - NPC, Opponent
- Fajr Ali - NPC, Opponent
- Osamu Kishida - NPC, Opponent
- Izaki Yuuta - NPC, Opponent
Ride to Victory allows for wireless cardfighting both locally and at a distance. Friends can also be found via friend code ("Friend Fight"), or the player can engage random wireless fights ("Guest Fight.") How the player is matched up online is determined by their rate of victory. However, there is no wireless trading.
By entering secret passwords released in promotional materials like KeroKero Ace magazine, players can receive special PR cards, sleeves and playmats for use in-game. Below is a database of passwords, currently for the Japanese version of Ride to Victory.
From KeroKero Ace 2013 April
しえをやつのらに - Gives "PR/0040 Blaster Keroro" (KeroKero Ace 2013 March promo)
にそふえはかわ - Gives "PR/0065 Incandescent Lion, Keroro Ezel" (KeroKero Ace 2013 March promo)
わよみてやおきこ - Gives "PR/0103 Blaster Keroro Dark" (KeroKero Ace 2013 March promo)
From KeroKero Ace 2013 May
おつんえめるねふ - Gives "PR/0001 Blaster Blade" (corresponds to KeroKero Ace 2011 January promo; alternate artwork by Itou Akira, no skill)
えすよふをもの - Gives "PR/0010 Alfred Early" (Cardfight!! Vanguard Manga Volume 1 promo)
りさらうにつめね - Gives "Itou Akira-Sensei Ver." sleeves (corresponds to the second layer sleeves with artwork by Itou of Asia Circuit era Sendou Aichi and Kai Toshiki, released in an issue of KKA 2012)
そあねをゆほく - Gives "Blaster Blade Ver." playmat (corresponds to a black-and-gold playmat using Ryuutetsu's BT01/002 Blaster Blade artwork, released in an issue of KKA 2011)
From Dengeki Hobby for KIDS 2013 May
なけのちわみはる - Gives "PR/0015 Dragonic Executioner" (Cardfight Pack Vol.1 promo)
さほめろきすそ - Gives "PR/0102 Shield Knight of the Sea of Clouds"
From Card Gamers Vol.9
るんもしほおすら - Gives "CG/001 Martial Arts Sirius, Daikengo" (Card Gamers promo)
Misc.Translation Project Index
つはふまいうあせ - Gives "PR/0037 Cursed Lancer" (Anime OP2 CD "Believe in my existence" promo)
Cardfight Pro is in the process of translating Ride to Victory's story mode and game mechanics. Mission fights are currently not being covered. Below is an index of the translation.
Part 1: Card Capital & Morikawa
Part 2: Hitsue Middleschool & Izaki
Part 3: Shop Tournament Round 1
Part 4: Shop Tournament Round 2
Part 5: Shop Tournament Semifinals
Part 6: Shop Tournament Finals
Part 7: Nagisa
Part 8: Gouki
Part 9: Regional Tournament Round 1