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!
- Our biggest story in some relatively news-light weeks is the announcement that Magic the Gathering will be receiving some price hikes later this year. Prices for most products are expected to go up around 11%, with Wizards of the Coast attributing this to the rising costs of goods, transportation, and manufacturing. This is likely a harbinger for other TCGs – as we continue to see prices rise in general, the price of booster packs, which have remained relatively steady for over a decade, may well begin to rise for many games in our hobby. For now, this means your $4 USD booster pack may cost you $4.50 at most, but of course that begins to add up pretty quickly at the booster box or case level!
- Konami announced the 2022 Yu-Gi-Oh Championships for Central and South America, coming in late June, with announcements for other continental areas to come. These territorial events are replacing the standard World Championship event for 2022, and qualifiers for these events will be held during May and June. In the Master Duel digital space, a new ban list was announced to be going into effect on May 9th for the digital game exclusively, and the general consensus on its efficacy is a vague, exasperated sigh.
- Pokemon continues to roll out its betas for Pokemon TCG Live, the new app that is replacing the aging Pokemon TCG Online app and features a card acquisition system more akin to modern digital TCGs. Canadian iOS users now have access to the beta version as the global/device-dependant rollout continues. Card reveals have also begun for the anticipated Pokemon Go expansion!
- Legend Story Studios have released some pretty cool looking previews for their upcoming Flesh and Blood set, Uprising, the first under the “Flesh and Blood 2.0” paradigm. This will be the first set to showcase the new Marvel rarity – cards with gorgeous full art treatments and unique frames – and includes Dragon allies for the first time.
- My Hero Academia at last held its first Regional event – held online by Carta Magica – with some high quality promo prizes on the line. 368 players battled it out for the gold-foil Detroit Smash – and congrats to Maindeck’s Jordan on his excellent showing with an 18th place finish using Death Shigaraki!
- Grand Archive released a Kickstarter Update that announced their plan to change their “Unlimited Edition” release of the first set, Dawn of Ashes, to “Alter Edition”. The Alter Edition will now contain a different and smaller set of collector rares than the 1st edition and with no hard limit on production quantity, in an attempt to meet both the needs of a future fanbase to have obtainable cards without sacrificing the set’s desirability to collectors and stores. Weebs of the Shore also continues its slow roll towards the showing the world it’s got a real TCG with an announcement of their presence and an exclusive promo card at major anime convention Anime Expo 2022. If you’ll be at the con, swing on down for a free card and a demo!
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.
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. Alter edition 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.
Double Masters 2022 is scheduled to release on July 8, 2022.
Dominaria United, a Standard-legal set, is planned to release on September 2nd, 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.
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.