While I haven’t had the chance to play any in a long while, cards games (TCG and CCG) have always enticed me. Something about the strategy elements and communal nature of the play appealed to me. As such, I was pretty excited to hear about Square Enix bringing over their Final Fantasy TCG over to the West. The first set and initial cards decks will be available on October 28th. With 15 expansions already release in Japan, and undoubtedly making their way over here as well, you’d best get started saving your pennies now.
Following a six-year run in Japan with 15 expansions, 3.5 million booster packs sold and over 2,000 different cards to date, Square Enix®, Inc., today announced that the FINAL FANTASY® Trading Card Game will be available in North America on October 28th.
The FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) is the result of a close collaboration between Hobby Japan and Square Enix. Designed by former trading card game champion Taro Kageyama, the game received high praise for its blend of strategy, luck and fast-paced gameplay making it very versatile and appealing to all kinds of audiences.
The first set, entitled “Opus 1”, will feature 216 cards with iconic designs from highly acclaimed artists including Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshitaka Amano and Akihiko Yoshida, covering nearly 30 years of FINAL FANTASY. New cards themed after FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE™, DISSIDIA®, and WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™ will also make their debut in Opus 1.Each card in Opus 1 will also have a premium “foil” version, making this set a must have for all the collectors out there.
For more information on the game, and even to get a jump start on how to play, be sure to check out the official TCG website.