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Pre-order Destiny on Xbox One, get launch-day delivery, $10 gift card

Those interested in a boxed Xbox One copy of Destiny can snag a few extra perks by pre-ordering this week through the Microsoft Store. Pre-order before September 5 at 5PM ET to lock down launch-day delivery, and all Microsoft pre-orders come with a…
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The Pokemon Trading Card Game comes to iPad

Nintendo subsidiary The Pokemon Company explores what the company itself has yet to really try: Releasing a mobile game. …


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Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, I(Pad) choose you!

An iPad version of the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is in development, The Pokemon Company has confirmed to VentureBeat. Although Nintendo has released intellectual property tie-ins on non-Nintendo hardware before, this will be the first major…
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Pokémon Card Game Coming To iPad

First, you had to buy physical cards. Then the Pokémon trading card game went online, expanding to an even broader audience. Soon, even more players will be able to battle when the Pokémon TCG is released on iPad.

That's the news coming out of the Pokémon World Championships in DC. Attendee Josh Wittenkeller spotted the title, and posted a picture on Twitter:

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Seem too good to be true? Polygon confirmed with the Pokémon Company that the game was the real deal; the screen isn't a hoax. A representative also confirmed to Kotaku that the game will release later this year.

Assuming it is just a mobile translation of the version of the game currently available on PC and Mac, that means that the Pokémon TCG is the Pokémon Company's first full game on iOS…though it has previously made apps.

[Source: Twitter via Polygon and Kotaku]

 

Our Take
Pokémon is already addictive, so making it available on yet another platform is a great plan. Not only that, but playing TCGs is ideally suited for mobile gaming, so the iPad should be a good home for the franchise. It's also a step toward more complete Pokémon experiences on iOS, which should make fans hopeful for the future.

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The Witcher 3′s ‘Gwent’ mini-game is quite a card

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will feature a card game within the open-world RPG, CD Project Red revealed. “Gwent” is a “fast-paced card game” invented by dwarves that includes four factions. Players duel with other characters using over 150 playing…
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Obsidian tackles tablet development with Pathfinder card game

The RPG-focused studio has cut a deal with tabletop game company Paizo to make electronic games with the Pathfinder IP, starting with a tablet version of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. …


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Drakerz Brings The Digital Card Game To Your Webcam

With games like Hearthstone bringing more players to the digital card game space every day, Drakerz seeks to take things to the next level.

Using webcams to bring cards to life in an augmented reality battleground, Drakerz is looking to provide an immersive DCG experience by bringing cards to life before battle. While the full experience requires a webcam, players can also opt to play without one if they are at a PC that doesn’t facilitate integrated play.

While the concept isn’t completely new (Eye of Judgment for PlayStation 3 comes to mind), it’s something that may indicate where things could be going, especially with virtual reality on the rise. Drakerz is currently available on Steam.

 

Our Take
I'm always excited to see established genres trying new things. We'll see if systems like this one are unique, user friendly, and add something special to gameplay – or just gimmicks to differentiate products in an increasingly crowded DCG market.

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Ubisoft Brings Collectible Card Game Might & Magic: Duels Of Champions To Console

With all the buzz around Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering, Ubisoft decided to broaden the audience for its own collectible card game. Might & Magic: Duels of Champions has been out in a free-to-play format on PC and mobile devices since last year. Today, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers can dive in.

Ubisoft has announced a new version of the game, sub-subtitled Forgotten Wars, for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The $ 9.99 title includes 30 single-player missions, local competitive play, online play, and 650 cards. 

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The title does include in-game transactions that allow players to purchase more gold (for acquiring cards), competitive decks, and expansions (of which four are available now). The game includes a full deck-builder, and there are no random packs (what you see is what you get).

The gameplay is similar to the PC and iOS version, but the monetization and progression are different. If you want to see what the gameplay is like before putting down your $ 10, you can setup a PC or iOS account for free and learn to play.

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BlazBlue Mobile Card Game Heading To North America

Publisher Aksys has announced plans to bring BlazBlue: Battle Cards to North American iOS devices.

The game is developed by North American developer Alliance Digital Media, making it the first BlazBlue game to be created outside of Japan. Each player chooses one of 12 fighters and battles against another player using an assortment of attacks and special moves. The game's art is based on the recently released fighter BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, which is what you see pictured above.

The game will release this fall and will include six fighters with the option to purchase the other six.

[Source: Siliconera (2)]

 

Our Take
I'm not sure how well BlazBlue will function outside of its fighting game roots, but the fighting genre certainly seems like it has the potential to be suited to a card game translation. We are currently in the middle of a digital card game renaissance, so Aksys is certainly striking while the iron is hot.

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Final Fantasy Artniks Dive says pick a card, any card

If Square-Enix has learned anything, it’s that games where Cloud from Final Fantasy VII can somehow interact with Tidus from Final Fantasy X will always lure in a few players. Final Fantasy Artniks Dive, due out this summer on Japanese iOS and…
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