Unboxing + Update: Cardfight!! Vanguard: Stride to Victory

Good day, everyone! We have come to our final update of the Cardfight Vanguard G: Stride to Victory game! It has been about three and a half months since this game had been announced, and finally the game has been released!

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As for me, I have managed to get my hands on a physical copy, having preordered it as soon as I could. For those unable to, you can purchase it on the e-shop for 5,980 yen.

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My copy came with the before-mentioned preorder bonus: the card-sized cleaner cloth! It certainly is quite small, but it is the right size to bring along with you on the go!

Let’s take a look at the contents inside, shall we?

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As you can see, we have the game cartridge on the right size, and on the left are the booklet with the controls as well as the promo cards that are only available with the physical copy of the game.

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The five cards, as you can see, are foiled versions of the stride fodders, which are from the five clans which trial deck you can choose from when you begin the game.

I will be doing an introduction and a mini-review of the game in a separate post in due time.

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Now that it is in my hands, time to play the game!

… Which is what I like to say, but I believe that I owe everyone the final update of the game, which relates to the Cardfight!! Vanguard side of the story surrounding Aichi and his mates.

This can only be unlocked after finishing the Vanguard G side of the game.

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You would start this part by choosing a character to play as. This is important, as each character has their own roles and duties to fulfil in the story, relating to the Vanguard (VG) Festival that is held in the town they live in. The official website provides a summary of each character’s route.

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For Aichi, his story relates to winning the tournament that is the highlight of the end of the VG Festival.

Kai is kept busy with his involvement in the VG festival. He has something that he wants to talk to Aichi about, but it seems like he cannot seem to find the time to.

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For Ren, who is graduating from high school soon, his route involves something coming to (his) mind during the festival.

On the other hand, Leon had arrived in Japan for an exhibition match. It is not explicitly stated who his opponent is, but from the image, we may assume that it is Mitsusada Kenji.

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Misaki is meeting Rati, who she has not met for a while and is touring around the festival with her.

As for Kamui, he has prepared a present for his beloved Emi-san! His route revolves him successfully passing it to her.

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Naoki is having a competition with Kamui to determine who can conquer the most stalls and food carts in the festival.

Miwa’s route focuses Hitsue high school’s booth for the festival: a curry shop. Aiming for it to be a success, Miwa begins advertising, but it appears that they may be some problems that crop up.

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Mitsusada is in charge of planning a hero show to make the children delighted. His route involves making this show a success.

In the meantime, Gaillard arrives in Japan just in time for the Vanguard festival with just one goal in mind: to meet Aichi.

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Inferring from the summaries, which you have already realised, this entire side of the game is set before the finale of the anime, before Kai, Ren and Misaki graduate from high school. Presuming that we are playing as the characters, it may be likely that we may have to use their decks as well. However, this is something we would not know until we actually play the game.

And once again, it is time to wrap up this final update! For those who have gotten the game, I wish you the best of luck!

Happy fighting!
— Josephine

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Unboxing + Update: Cardfight!! Vanguard: Stride to Victory

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