Initial D CCG

posted on 2003-05-09 19:28 EDT by Christopher Macdonald
Tokyopop and AEG annouonce Initial D Trading Card Game

Excerpts from Press Release:

TOKYOPOP announced yesterday the upcoming release of a trading card game (or collectible card game / CCG) based on their flahship Anime title, Initial D. The game will be manufactured by card giant AEG, the company also known for the popular Legend of the Five Rings trading card game, and will be available in stores in October.

Excerpts from Press Release:

“The coolest thing about the Initial D trading card game is how it allows fans to extend Initial D's original storyline. With multiple combinations of cars, race courses and modifications possible, players experience Initial D as it has never existed befor e in print or onscreen,” says Stuart Levy, TOKYOPOP Founder and CEO. “And with AEG's in-depth understanding of trading card game play and the gamer's mindset, TOKYOPOP is truly excited to see what the company can do with a title like Initial D.”

To compete, Initial D players adopt the role of street racers driving a variety of tuner cars. Competitors can trick out their cars with modifications and special tuner parts obtainable through various cards, and then prepare to race at one of the many tra cks featured in the original anime series. Once the racing starts, players use special action cards to outmaneuver and outwit opponents. Their goal: awesome drifts and other gutsy maneuvers that leave the competition in the dust.

Beginning in October 2003, Initial D game cards will be available at major retailers nationwide. Players can purchase Initial D starter decks that include 55 cards, a set of rules, game counters and a foil card for a suggested retail price of $12.99. Addi tional 11-card booster packs also include one foil card to each pack and will be available for a suggested retail price of $3.29 each.

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