For the last two years, Panini Games was privileged to bring you the Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game.
As many of you know, Bandai (the master license holder for Dragon Ball universe properties) is releasing a trading card game based on Dragon Ball Super in 2017. So as to not over-saturate the market with similar products, Panini America will not be continuing with the Dragon Ball Z license. From the sparse known details, Bandai’s new game and our DBZ TCG are vastly different.
We will continue to provide sales and support throughout the transition, such as ongoing management of rulings and maintenance of tournament documents – including a final update to the CRD and Frozen List. The goal of any remaining updates will be to lay the groundwork for an eternally balanced “final environment.”
We want to thank all of our fans for their support of the game. The fanatical enthusiasm for the DBZ TCG carried the game through seven releases and helped the DBZ TCG to earn several accolades – including two of the highest attended events at Gen Con 2015 and 2016. We were also able navigate two seasons of Organized Play – including local tournaments with countless promos and other prizes, over thirty Regionals and premier-level events, and two highly competitive World Championships.
While this chapter of the DBZ TCG is coming to an end, Panini Games has numerous new products scheduled for 2017. Look for continued Afterworld content and support, along with a new trading card game based on DC’s portfolio of comics, movies, and video games – as well as several other exciting tabletop board and card game offerings.
We were very fortunate to produce the DBZ TCG for such dedicated fans. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support – and look for much more from Panini Games in the future!