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!
- Legend Story Studios continues to buck trends in the TCG world – our highlight story of the week is Flesh and Blood 2.0, a reorienting of the Flesh and Blood product plans that eliminates 1st Edition prints, adds a new rarity (“Marvels”), and adds a periodic set of reprints, called History Packs, much like Magic’s old Core Set format. To top it off, these History Pack reprints will be in White Border – a trend MTG kicked to the curb nearly 15 years ago with Tenth Edition – and will feature no foils, making them almost purely an item for players to get to ease access to cards as the game hits its adolescence. For an additional small but interesting note, the team also showcased Taylor, a new Hero “available exclusively to cosplayers” created as a way to directly reward those fans who put so much love and effort into that niche but impactful side of the wider hobby.
- At long last, My Hero Academia‘s second set, Crimson Rampage, has its North American release dates locked down – look forward to the return of Class 1-A and friends at the beginning of May! At least, if you’re in North America. While the game is proving popular, locking down dates for products seems to require a heroic effort. But NA players can look forward to buying Crimson Rampage product at Jasco Premier stores on May 6th, and everyone else on May 13th.
- At long last, US Final Fantasy TCG players have been able to rejoice at the return of major competitive events with the announcement of the ReRaise series in 5 select locations around the US. While the gold stamped entry promos and prizes are certainly welcome, players are more excited to simply get to play some competitive paper games of their favorite TCG again. Additionally, the usually tight-lipped Square Enix has put out some more distant product release info including early incomplete card images and box promo details.
- Digimon appears to continue to suffer from supply chain woes as the next set, New Adventure, is pushed back 3 weeks for North America. This anticipated set brings Multicolor cards into Digimon at last.
- Bushiroad’s Spring Conference dropped a ton of info on upcoming titles joining their Weiss Schwarz game system, including Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl, The Seven Deadly Sins: The Revival of the Commandments, and everyone’s favorite thing to tease: that there will be another teaser coming, sometime.
- Magic of course had their full spoiler season for Streets of New Capenna, the Art Deco-inspired set of Demon crime families, Halo bootleggers, et al, all in the span of roughly a week. It kicked off with a livestream showcasing the new families and mechanics, and some cool touches, like the hot-stamped gold foil treatment on their Golden Age cards.
- April Fools Day 2022 was fairly light in the TCG world, but we did enjoy Magic’s Left Handed Cards (which are now actually available to order), and Grand Archive’s art change announcement.
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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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.
Special Series 05: V Clan Collection Vol.5 and Special Series 06: V Clan Collection Vol.6 are scheduled to release August 12th, 2022.
Title Booster+ 03 “Shaman King” (VGE-D-TB03) and Title Trial Deck 03 “Shaman King” (VGE-D-TTD03) are scheduled to release August 19th, 2022.
Ultimate Deck 2022 [DBS-BE20] is scheduled to release on May 6, 2022.
Ultimate Squad [DBS-B17] and the accompanying Premium Pack Set 08 [PP08] are scheduled to release June 3, 2022.
Special products History of Son Goku Theme Selection and History of Vegeta Theme Selection are scheduled to release July, 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.
New Awakening [BT-08] is scheduled to release May 13th, 2022 in Latin America, Europe, and Oceania, and May 27th, 2022 in North America.
Emissaries of Light booster set released on 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.
Two Player Starter Set: Noctis vs Ardyn is scheduled to release October 28, 2022.
Resurgence of Power booster set is scheduled to release November 25th, 2022.
History Pack 1 is scheduled to release May 6, 2022.
Classic Battles: Rhinar vs Dorinthea is scheduled to release May 27, 2022.
Uprising is scheduled to release June 24, 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 scheduled to release on June 10, 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 on September 2nd, 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.
UFO is scheduled to release on July 30, 2022.
OUIJA is scheduled to release on October 20, 2022.
Crimson Rampage is scheduled to release on May 6th, 2022 for NA Premier Stores, and May 13th, 2022 for other NA stores..
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 July 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, Elite Trainer Boxes, and Collections are scheduled to release on July 1, 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.
The Quintessential Quintuplets 2 Booster Packs are scheduled to release on August 12, 2022.
Attack on Titan Final Season Booster packs, Trial Deck+, and Supply Sets are scheduled to release on August 26, 2022.
Standup Diva [WXDi-P03], the 4th booster of the game’s English release, is planned to release on May 20, 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.
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.
Power of the Elements booster pack is scheduled to release on August 5, 2022.
Legend of the Crystal Beasts structure deck is scheduled to release on August 19, 2022.
2022 Tin of the Pharaoh’s Gods is scheduled to release on September 16, 2022.