The 2014 edition features more than 200 new cards, reprints of past fan favorites and is completely compatible with the original series. The new game was developed by Panini America Brand Manager Aik Tongtharadol, a former Dragon Ball Z world champion who also worked on the original Dragon Ball Z Trading Card Game, most recently in 2004. Company officials will preview and demo the game to the public for the first time this week during the 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego; company officials also will distribute one free 2014 Dragon Ball Z Promo card each day of the show (Thursday through Sunday) while supplies last.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring back Dragon Ball Z after so many years away; it’s a true cult classic that has a fiercely loyal following in the TCG community,” said Jason Howarth, Panini America Vice President of Marketing. “The fact that the new release is completely compatible with those original releases from the early 2000s is huge. Dragon Ball Z loyalists will appreciate how true this new release is to the original; new players will appreciate the ease and pace of game play.”
Panini America will release a 69-card 2014 Dragon Ball Z Starter Deck ($14.99 SRP) that features five Prizm technology cards and one parallel in every deck; 12-card Booster Packswill carry a $3.99 SRP. Both Starter Decks and Booster Packs will feature exclusive cards. Product is expected to release Late October!