Pokémon Trading Card Game Live will be released in June
The new Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved expansion will be playable at launch
The Pokémon Company will officially release Pokémon Trading Card Game Live on June 8, 2023.
Announced in September 2021 and currently in beta, Pokémon TCG Live is a free-to-play digital version of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the successor to Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.
Unlike its predecessor, which was developed by Dire Wolf Digital and released in 2011, the new game is developed and published by The Pokémon Company.
Its updated digital format “offers beginner and veteran players a fun and accessible way to experience the Pokémon TCG, including various gameplay modes, daily quests, customizable avatars and Pokémon TCG accessories, as well as fan-favorite activities like building decks and battling friends”.
The latest Pokémon TCG expansion, Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved, will be playable in Pokémon TCG Live at launch, ahead of the release of the tabletop version.
Players who log in to the beta version of Pokémon TCG Live before June 6 will also receive special customisation accessories, including a coin, card sleeves and deck box.
Information on how to migrate accounts from the Pokémon TCG Online to the new game can be found here.
Last year The Pokémon Company agreed to acquire the firm that prints its trading card game, Millennium Print Group, for an undisclosed sum.
A two-part Pokémon Scarlet and Violet expansion was announced for Nintendo Switch in February.
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