Panini America Provides Details on New Playmat, New Promos, More

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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.

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Panini America Offers a Must-Read Transition Guide for DBZ TCG Players New and Old

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.

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Panini America Unveils Release Date, Rule Book, Playmat for 2014 Dragon Ball Z Card Game

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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.

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