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Cryptozoic and KONAMI team up for WoW TCG launch in Japan

The World of Warcraft Trading Card game, published by Cryptozoic Entertainment, is about to make another splash in global circles. KONAMI, long known for a lengthy list of video game titles as well as the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, has obtained exclusive rights from Cryptozoic Entertainment to distribute the World of Warcraft TCG in Japan. This marks the first Japanese version of the Warcraft TCG; booster packs and two types of the Class Starter Decks will be available for purchase in Japan this fall.

But KONAMI's not just stopping at distributing the cards. They'll also be hosting a variety of different activities for WoW TCG enthusiasts. Players can look forward to arranged ranked matches, national tournaments, and qualifying rounds for the World of Warcraft TCG World Championships as well. Check after the break for the full press release from KONAMI and Cryptozoic.



June 14, 2011
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

KONAMI has obtained the exclusive rights from Cryptozoic Entertainment to distribute the World of Warcraft®Trading Card Game in Japan. After kicking off in the United States and Europe, the game has now spread to 54 countries worldwide, including China and Korea. By tapping into a rich abundance of knowledge amassed over a decade of developing card games, KONAMI will not only sell the cards but also host a variety of activities that are indispensable in the promotion of card games, such as ranked matches, national tournaments, and the qualification of a player to represent Japan in the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game World Championships.

Adding this new title to KONAMI's growing card game lineup will further enhance its card game business.

The World of Warcraft®Trading Card Game is set in a fantasy world filled with elves, humans, monsters, and various other races of all shapes and sizes. The game is highly acclaimed for its meticulously detailed world and beautiful, delicately drawn illustrations. Straightforward and easy to understand, the game also features deep strategic elements involving various equipment cards and other allies and abilities-a factor that contributes to its worldwide popularity.

Booster packs and two types of Class Starter Decks will be available this fall, marking the first of the Japanese versions of the game to be released.

World of Warcraft®,the celebrated online phenomenon, is a game enjoyed by over 12 million players worldwide. It has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records™as the most popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying game(MMORPG) in the world.

KONAMI intends to deliver the excitement of card games to an ever-growing customer base by continuing to reinforce and expand its formidable repertoire of fun, quality, and engaging content.


Thanks to Medros for the tip!

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