Archive for October, 2013

Press Release: Bushiroad Announces Future Card Buddyfight

October 28, 2013

Bushiroad announced the initial product release dates and additional information for their newest card game, Future Card Buddyfight, at conferences around the United States. Numerous players and store owners attended the conferences conducted by Bushiroad President Takaaki Kidani along with Future Card Buddyfight co-creators Shunichi Taira and Yoshimasa Ikeda, and Bushiroad USA General Manager Junghun Kim.

Bushiroad revealed the initial product release information in addition to the accompanying animated series and comic serialization schedules. Kidani described Future Card Buddyfight as “easy yet complex.” Future Card Buddyfight will launch with three initial products—Trial Deck Vol. 1 : Dominant Dragons and Trial Deck Vol. 2: Savage Steel, both released on January 24, 2014, and Booster Pack Vol. 1: Dragon Chief will release a week later on January 31. The English and Japanese versions of the game will release simultaneously worldwide.

OLM, INC, the animation studio responsible for the Pokémon movies, will be producing the Future Card Buddyfight animation series, scheduled to air in Japan during January. An English-dubbed version will air shortly afterwards on YouTube worldwide.

A comic serialization will appear in Shogakukan’s “Coro Coro Comic” in November.

Yoshimasa Ikeda, co-creator of Future Card Buddyfight and former CEO of the Japanese TCG store franchise Card Kingdom, described the game as a “culmination of all the feedback that we’ve taken directly from store owners and players.” While the primary target audience in Japan is children ages 9-11, both President Kidani and Ikeda feel that the game will have a wider appeal in the US. Gameplay demonstrations followed each presentation with attendees taking the opportunity to sample the game.

Bushiroad vowed to fully support Future Card Buddyfight with a worldwide organized play program and are planning for a full release schedule in 2014. Further information about Future Card Buddyfight will be presented at Anime Festival Asia taking place in Singapore November 8-10, 2013.