Hey TCG fans, and welcome to yet another news roundup! Twice a month, we bring you a condensed form of the biggest news across the TCG universe.
This post will always be split into two parts – first, the hottest news from the last 2 weeks, and second, an ongoing release calendar of upcoming and current product releases for active TCGs.
Did we miss an important piece of news or don’t have an upcoming product listed? Let us know!
- Magic began previews of their next set, Streets of New Capenna (due to Unfinity’s delay announced last month), and have announced that the set will buck previous trends and have its live prerelease release the week before it becomes digitally available on Arena, do the delight of game stores the world over. In addition to those previews, Wizards began to release previews for the Alchemy release for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty on MTG Arena. Just like the previous Alchemy set for Innistrad, this small, online-only set will feature cards and effects that are only possible in the digital format and will be legal in MTG Arena’s Alchemy and Historic formats. Finally, a banned and restricted update was announced, primarily hitting Lurrus of the Dream Den in Modern and Pioneer and continuing to adjust Pauper.
- Flesh and Blood‘s has been thick in their tournament season, showing many other TCGs that their players are ready to convene and play in person once again. This great retrospective on their website showcases the results of their ProQuest series which qualified players for their Pro Tour later this year, and they have another major event, The Calling: Indianapolis, scheduled for the weekend after this is live.
- After a period of relative silence following the highly successful Kickstarter campaign Weebs of the Shore announced a delay of their Grand Archive TCG starter deck products to Q3 of this year, releasing simultaneously with the full first set, Dawn of Ashes. They also launched a new website, the Index, which contains a comprehensive card library, ruling information, print run estimations, and has a proxy printing feature planned to be added on very soon. A video of commentary about these announcements is available from your friends here at Maindeck!
- Pokemon TCG has announced that Astral Radiance, the next set localized to the global version of the game, features the popular Hisuian forms of Pokemon from the recent video game release, Pokemon Legends: Arceus. As always, plenty of special sets are sure to accompany the release.
- Amidst previews for Crimson Rampage, the second set for the My Hero Academia CCG, was an announcement that Jasco Games had been purchased by POW! Interactive Holdings Corp, whose founders have been playing the game and express a deep interest in growing UniVersus/My Hero Academia to “its maximum potential”. How that will all shake out is, of course, yet to be seen. Notably, a participant in the funding round was Anti Fund, the venture capital firm founded by Geoffrey Woo and Jake Paul.
- Bandai surprised the TCG world with the announcement of their third ongoing global TCG – One Piece Card Game – set to release later this year. For all the info we know so far, check out our article by Maindeck’s Kevin on that very topic, as well as some discussion during the banter of our recent Podcast episode! One Piece will join our schedule below when there is a little more concrete information about its timeline and global products.
Our release schedule is maintained every two weeks and tracks current and upcoming product releases for the majority of English Trading Card Games on the retail market. Use the quick links below to navigate to any game to see its current announced and scheduled products.
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V Special Series 03 – V Clan Collection Vol.3 (VGE-D-VS03) and V Special Series 04 – V Clan Collection Vol.4 (VGE-D-VS04) are set to release March 4th, 2022.
Lyrical Booster Pack 02: Lyrical Monasterio ~It’s a New School Term!~ (VGE-D-LBT02) is set to release May 13th, 2022.
Triumphant Return of the Brave Heroes (VGE-D-BT05) is set to release June 10th, 2022.
P-Special Series 01: P Clan Collection 2022 (VGE-D-PS01) is set to release June 24th, 2022.
Special Series 02: Festival Collection 2022 (VGE-D-SS02) is set to release June 24th, 2022.
Title Booster 02 “Record of Ragnarok” (VGE-D-TB02) and Title Trial Deck 02 “Record of Ragnarok” (VGE-D-TTD02) are scheduled to release July 15th, 2022.
Unison Warrior Series -BOOST- Realm of the Gods [DBS-B16] and the accompanying Premium Pack Set 07 [PP07] are scheduled to release March 11th, 2022.
Ultimate Deck 2022 [DBS-BE20] is scheduled to release April, 2022.
The unnamed Unison Warrior Series -BOOST- Set 08 [DBS-B17] and the accompanying Premium Pack Set 08 [PP08] are scheduled to release May 2022.
The unnamed New Series Set 01 [B18],the accompanying Premium Pack Set 09 [PP09], and four new Starter Decks are scheduled to release September 2022.
Next Adventure [BT-07] is scheduled to release March 4th, 2022.
Custom Starter Set FINAL FANTASY X is scheduled to release March 2022.
Emissaries of Light booster set is scheduled to release April 15, 2022.
Anniversary Collection Set 2022 is scheduled to release May 27, 2022.
Golbez vs Cecil Two Player Starter Set is scheduled to release July 15, 2022.
Rebellion’s Call booster set is scheduled to release August 12, 2022.
Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea is scheduled to release May 27, 2022.
The unnamed next standalone booster set is scheduled to release June 2022.
Game of Gods Revolution, the third set in the Duel Cluster, is scheduled to release on May 20, 2022.
Dawn of Ashes 1st Edition Booster Set and Starter Sets are planned to ship to backers and backing game stores sometime in Q3 2022. Unlimited release and individual starter decks will follow in regular distribution.
Streets of New Capenna, a Standard-legal set, is scheduled to release on April 29, 2022.
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is planned to release sometime in Q2 2022.
Unfinity is delayed to release in the second half of 2022 and will be available in Draft and Collector Boosters.
Dominaria United, a Standard-legal set, is planned to release sometime in Q3 2022.
Double Masters 2022 is planned to release sometime in Q3 2022.
The Brothers War, a Standard-legal set, is planned to release sometime in Q4 2022.
Jumpstart 2022 is planned to release sometime in Q4 2022.
Universes Beyond: Warhammer 40k is planned to release sometime in Q4 2022.
Wilderness is scheduled to release on March 31, 2022.
UFO is scheduled to release on July 30, 2022.
OUIJA is scheduled to release on October 20, 2022.
Crimson Rampage is planned to release sometime in March 2022.
NFL Five 2022 is planned to release sometime in Q3 2022.
Base Set Day Zero and 1st Edition booster boxes and preconstructed decks are planned to ship to backers and hit stores by June 2022.
Lucario VStar Premium Collection is scheduled to release on April 8, 2022.
Sword & Shield – Astral Radiance Boosters and Elite Trainer Boxes are scheduled to release on May 27, 2022.
Pokemon Go Boosters are planned to release sometime in Summer 2022.
Mushoku Tensei Booster Pack and Mushoku Tensei Trial Deck+ are scheduled to release on March 11, 2022.
Premium Booster BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! is scheduled to release on April 8, 2022.
Surprise Set Date A Bullet is scheduled to release on April 15, 2022.
hololive production Booster Pack and hololive production Trial Deck+ are scheduled to release on April 29, 2022.
Fate Grand Order The Movie: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Wandering: Agateram / Paladin: Agateram Booster Pack is scheduled to release on June 17, 2022 and will certainly win the award for longest title of 2022.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Myth Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack are scheduled to release on July 15, 2022.
Tokyo Revengers Booster Pack and Tokyo Revengers Trial Deck+ are scheduled to release on July 29, 2022.
Attack on Titan Final Season is planned to have a product release later in 2022.
Changing Diva [WXDi-P02], the 3rd booster of the game’s English release, is scheduled to release on March 18, 2022.
Standup Diva [WXDi-P03], the 4th booster of the game’s English release, is planned to release sometime in May 2022.
The 5th booster of the game’s English release, as well as another constructed deck, are planned to release sometime in August 2022.
The 6th booster of the game’s English release is planned to release sometime in October 2022.
Speed Duel GX: Duel Academy Box is scheduled to release on March 18, 2022.
Structure Deck: Albaz Strike is scheduled to release on April 8, 2022.
Ghosts from the Past: The 2nd Haunting booster set is scheduled to release on May 6, 2022.
Legendary Duelists: Duels from the Deep booster set is scheduled to release on May 6, 2022.
Dimesion Force booster set is scheduled to release on May 20, 2022.
Tactical Masters booster set is scheduled to release on July 1, 2022.
Legendary Duelists: Season 3 collector’s set is scheduled to release on July 22, 2022.