Last August, the Walt Disney Corporation announced its own TCG, Disney Lorcana. The game, which will be produced by Disney in partnership with tabletop publisher Ravensburger, is a family-friendly experience featuring art of classic characters from the studio's rich film history. Now, eager players and fans have gotten a glimpse at the House of Mouse's take on a card game, including a look at its art style, and its first wave of content.
Disney Lorcana Card Reveal
Those who attended the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany got a look at another card coming to Disney Lorcana. Aurora - Dreaming Guardian features the princess from Sleeping Beauty with artwork by Nicholas Kole. Overall, the artwork and text appear to be consistent with cards revealed at Disney's D23 Expo last September. But Aurora does sport a unique ability. Protective Embrace, which allows you to apply Ward to other characters you control. This means that the opponent can't select them except to challenge them. Based on context, there's a chance the term "challenge" is a less confrontational version of battling or attacking an enemy card. This would parse since a character isn't "destroyed" or "sent to a graveyard" but banished according to other cards' text.
An official press release revealed more details about Disney Lorcana. Press images of the game's first wave of content have been released, titled The First Chapter. The images show off artwork of the game's booster packs, starter decks, and gift sets. The booster packs feature artwork of Mickey Mouse, Elsa, and Maleficent, while the starter decks showcase Simba, Aladdin, Mickey in wizard robes, Moana, Cruella De Ville, and Princess Aurora.
The artwork on the starter decks also reveals what appears to be a jewel-based type system; similar to colored mana in Magic: The Gathering. Aurora is Sapphire, Simba is Steel, Cruella is Emerald, Aladdin is Ruby, Moana is Amber, and Mickey is Amethyst.
As for the Gift Sets, according to the text at the bottom, they will include tracker tokens as well as two oversized foil cards. The two foil cards featured on the box were of Mulan and Hades.
Disney Lorcana will release in late 2023. There is currently no information on the MSRP for any of these products.