Plus 'Attack on Titan' and 'KanColle' News
Posted by ICv2 on February 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am CT
Bushiroad announced its release schedule for Weiss Schwarz and its other card games for the first half of 2015 in December (see "Bushiroad Reveals First Half of 2015 Schedule"), and announced Attack on Titan would be joining the game later in the year (see "'Weiss Schwarz: Attack on Titan'").
The Attack on Titan Trial Deck will release on July 3, in time for Anime Expo 2015, with the Booster Pack to follow. This is the first English Weiss Schwarz release that will premiere before the Japanese edition.
"Weiss Schwarz is seeing a steady rise due to strategic choices in anime/game titles," said Bushiroad CEO Takaaki Kidani. "Bushiroad studies what is popular with anime fans in the Western Hemisphere, which influences the chosen titles."
Bushiroad plans to expand its support for the game this year by doing more launch events, and by running events tied to new demo decks, which will be released for Weiss Schwarz for the first time. Bushiroad will also run promo videos for the card game on the official streaming channels for the corresponding anime, including YouTube, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.
Bushiroad will release an English Edition set for the popular web browser game KanColle on May 15. The release will include Trial Deck and Booster Pack products. KanColle is set in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to the "deep sea fleet," and the Kanmusu (girls who possess the spirit of WWII era Japanese warships) must train and battle against fleets of unknown warships.
The Trial Deck will include 10 exclusive trial-deck only cards (5 types). Five types of exclusive RRR Foil cards as well as Climax cards drawn by popular illustrators are included in this set. The pre-constructed deck will include 50 cards (same content for each deck), as well as a deck manual, playbook, playmat and rule sheet. The decks are packed six to a display, with eight displays per carton. The English edition does not include gold/silver campaign coupons.
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