Pokemon TCG Live is coming very soon as a replacement to the outdated Pokemon Trading Card Game Online app. How outdated was the older version? Well, there were no "competing online games, competitive ladders, custom formats, and sealed tournaments." This was bad, but what's even worse is that the actual tutorials included with the app hadn't been updated since the Pokemon X and Y sets, which were released all the way back in 2014.
Originally spotted with the official product information of the upcoming Pokemon TCG set Fusion Strike, Pokemon TCG Live is coming as a free-to-play title that will be available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. The game is designed to be an easy experience for newcomers while still giving experienced players new challenges to increase their skillset. Players will obviously be able to build decks and challenge other trainers around the world, but there will also be customizable avatars, daily quests, Pokemon TCG accessories, and more.
“As we look back on 25 wonderful years of Pokémon, we are once again reminded of how the Pokémon Trading Card Game has always been a strong pillar of the franchise and beloved by young and veteran Trainers alike,” said Barry Sams, Vice President of the Pokémon TCG at The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon TCG Live will go hand in hand with the tabletop version that fans know and love, and welcomes a new era of digital play where Trainers around the world can play together regardless of their preferred platform.”
This is also coming on the heels of a new set, which has 237 new cards in total for players, which sounds a lot but could've been more, as 90 cards were cut from the Evolving Skies set. What's included in it? Well, there will be new VMAX Pokemon such as Trevenant, Rayquaza, and Duraladon to start, and new trainer support cards such as Zinnia's Resolve.
Pokemon TCG Live will be coming to iOS and Android devices soon, along with PCs and Macs through Pokemon.com. There will be a mobile soft launch in Canada and a global beta for PCs and Macs later this year, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.
What do you think of this announcement? Have you ever played Pokemon TCG? Have you signed up for the Pokemon TCG Illustration Contest? Let us know in the comments!