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.
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.
SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s massive 2014 Comic-Con International opened its doors to the general public today after a scintillating sneak peek Wednesday night, and show-goers who stopped by thePanini America booth were treated to a little bit of anime history: The first Promo Card teasing the upcoming release of the 2014 Dragon Ball Z Card Game, the first release of the popular game in almost 10 years.
Panini America is distributing one new 2014 Dragon Ball Z Promo Card during each day of the show (while supplies last); the fifth card in the Promo Set will be available at the FUNimation booth. Fans can also purchase a new Dragon Ball Z playmat at the Panini America booth.
Panini America, the leading global publisher of licensed sports and entertainment collectibles, announced today that it is bringing the popular Dragon Ball Z card game back to the market for the first time since 2004.
The 2014 edition features more than 200 new cards, reprints of past fan favorites and is completely compatible with the original series. The new game was developed by Panini America Brand Manager Aik Tongtharadol, a former Dragon Ball Z world champion who also worked on the original Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game, most recently in 2004. Company officials will preview and demo the game to the public for the first time this week during the 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego; company officials also will distribute one free 2014 Dragon Ball Z Promo card each day of the show (Thursday through Sunday) while supplies last.