The momentum behind the triumphant return of Panini America’s popular Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game to the market last fall after 10 years away just keeps building. On the heels of the now-sold-out return release in October came the still-scorching Heroes & Villains update from earlier this month. Today, company officials launched the official website to support a property that continues to make massive strides.
The new website features sections devoted to the basics of game play, product checklists, rules, a store locator, and direct feeds to the Official Panini America Dragon Ball Z Blog and the company’s social media feeds. The site is live now. Be sure to bookmark it and check back often for updates, new-release information, higher-level organized-play plans and more.
Both inside and outside of Panini America HQ, fans of the company’s 2014 Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game are hurtling headfirst into the heart of the holiday season. But developments are moving just as swiftly regarding the game itself.
In recent weeks, company officials have — among other things — created an amended version of the Official Rule Book, developed a fantastic new Playmat, selected two new Promo Cards, worked with FUNimation on a special Blu-Ray insert and provided details on the Orange Truck Lift card that was missing from the first wave of Starter releases. Below, we provide details on all of that.
Editor’s Note: The following transition guide was written by Richie Williams, an external playtester for Panini America’s 2014 Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game and the author of the game’s official rulebook.
When Panini America’s Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game hits stores on October 17, many of you will be experiencing it for the first time. I hope your fresh perspectives bring some new innovations and excitement to the environment. Others of you, however, are coming in as former players of the DBZ CCG. What’s new? What’s the same? This article will detail the changes to the game and get you ready to go on day one.
Panini America officials on Wednesday afternoon gave anxiously waiting fans of the company’s upcoming 2014 Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game plenty of reasons for excitement in the form of three Demo Decks and 75 images previewing the new game set to release on October 17. The three 45-card Demo Decks (included as printable PDFs below) can be used by players to familiarize themselves with the game and to teach others how to play. Fans can access the complete 2014 Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game Rule Book and the Playmat here. Enjoy the Demo Decks and preview images below.
Check back next week for three additional Demo Decks as well as details on which of our partner sites will also feature card previews.
While the gaming community continues anticipating the celebrated return of the Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game, officials inside Panini America are steadfastly putting the finishing touches on the 2014 Dragon Ball Z Trading Card in preparation for an October 17 release. Up until now, product information has been a closely guarded secret. But with release coming roughly five weeks from now, it’s time to start sharing all of the juicy details.
Today, that process begins in earnest. Not only have we already given you the official release date (October 17), but we’re also providing the official 2014 Dragon Ball Z Rule Book and a Starter Playmat to help you get the gaming juices flowing. Both of those assets can be accessed by clicking the respective links below after the jump. Stay tuned next week when we start previewing some must-see new promo card images.