The Pok√©mon Company has announced that its Pok√©mon Trading Cards have arrived in South Africa and are set to go on sale today. The cards will allow players to build their own decks around their favourite Pok√©mon and battle against other players to see who the best Pok√©mon trainer is. The cards are available from Toys R Us, Reggies, BT Games and Toyzone stores across South Africa.
An exciting new era of Pok√©mon gets even better as Pok√©mon Trading Cards arrive in South Africa, set for official release on May 19th, 2011.
The Pok√©mon Company International is a subsidiary of The Pok√©mon Company in Japan. The Pok√©mon phenomenon began in Japan in 1996 and gave rise to, what is today, one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. With more than 11 movies, 12 seasons of television shows (one of which is currently showing on eTV on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15:30 to 16:00 and Sundays from 10:30 to 11:00, with the latest Generation of Pok√©mon, Pok√©mon Black & White, set for broadcast in late 2011), a thriving Trading Card Game, and over 25 video games, The Pok√©mon Company International continues to deliver a wide range of fun, family-friendly entertainment.
The Pok√©mon Trading Card Game has also been popular for more than 10 years and is a world-wide leader in the industry. In the Pok√©mon Trading Card Game, players build decks of paper cards around their favorite Pok√©mon and then play against each other, sending their Pok√©mon into battle to prove who the best Pok√©mon Trainer is. Players can begin with theme decks‚Äîpre-constructed decks designed to cover the basics of the game. Then, they can augment their card collections with booster packs that provide more cards, letting players develop more diverse decks. With thousands of cards to choose from, the game is never the same twice. The Pok√©mon Company International releases four sets of cards, called “expansions,”” each year, so the game continues to evolve and expand for both players and collectors.
The Pok√©mon Legacy begins in South Africa with the Pok√©mon TCG: Black & White expansion which includes three Pok√©mon TCG: Black & White theme decks – Green Tornado, Red Frenzy and Blue Assault – and expansion 10-card booster packs. The four boosters featuring brand-new Pok√©mon on their packaging – Reshiram, Zekrom, Zoroark and Zebstrika – with each booster pack including one guaranteed parallel foil card. Discover a legion of over 70 never-before-seen Pok√©mon from the newly explored Unova region, including new, starter Pok√©mon Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott, as well as powerful new Pok√©mon like Zoroark, Galvantula and Reuniclus, plus many more! The new Pok√©mon TCG: Black & White expansion comes battle-ready with over 110 cards, including the legendary Reshiram and Zekrom, both featuring never-before-seen art that covers the entire card. Best of all, only Pok√©mon from the Unova region appear in the expansion.
Features of the new Pok√©mon TCG: Black & White expansion:
‚Ä¢ Over 70 never-before-seen Pok√©mon from the brand-new Unova region
‚Ä¢ New card frame expands the image of the Pok√©mon on each card
‚Ä¢ Reshiram and Zekrom cards feature a unique foil, and for the first time are given a ‚full art‚ treatment covering the entire card
‚Ä¢ Three new theme decks – Green Tornado, Red Frenzy and Blue Assault – include a special code to unlock an identical digital deck ready for battle in Pok√©mon TCGO: Trainer Challenge online game.
Pok√©mon Trading Card Game products will be available for purchase from the following retailers:
‚Ä¢ Toys R Us
‚Ä¢ BT Games
For more information about the Pok√©mon TCG: Black & White expansion, please visit www.pokemon.com
For more information about Pok√©mon TCGO: Trainer Challenge, please visit www.pokemontcg.com