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New Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike Expansion and Learn-to-Play Products Coming Soon

'Fusion Strike' expansion appeases the hardcore, also news of 'learn-to-play' products.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

November 11, 2021 — Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled new Pokémon Trading Card Game products that make it easy and fun for Trainers to learn how to play the Pokémon TCG, including an updated version of the award-winning Battle Academy and new V Battle Decks. Additionally, the latest expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike, will be released starting tomorrow.
 
Updated Pokémon TCG Battle Academy Coming Soon
 
The Pokémon Company International announced an updated version of Pokémon TCG Battle Academy, a board game adaptation of the best-selling Pokémon TCG that makes it easy for the whole family to learn the classic tabletop game.
 
Launching in 2022, each Battle Academy box comes with everything a Trainer needs to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG, including a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides, and gameplay accessories.
 
New Pokémon TCG Lycanroc V and Corviknight V Battle Decks Launching Soon
 
The Pokémon Company International also announced new Lycanroc V and Corviknight V Battle Decks, which are ideal for Trainers who learned how to play the Pokémon TCG with Battle Academy and want to level up their gameplay skills.
 
Each V Battle Deck provides everything a Trainer needs to play a game, including one 60-card deck and gameplay accessories. The V Battle Deck—Lycanroc vs. Corviknight bundle version comes with two ready-to-play decks that make it easy to jump into a Pokémon TCG battle, as well as eight additional Trainer cards to help enhance the decks.
 
Arriving in 2022, these decks also make great companions and extensions to Battle Academy, as Trainers can swap out the cards in the board game with those in the V Battle Decks.
 
Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike Expansion Available Starting Tomorrow
 
Pokémon TCG fans can also look forward to the release of the Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike expansion starting on November 12, 2021. Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike introduces a new type of Battle Style gameplay mechanic called Fusion Strike, which often has attacks focusing on teamwork.
 
Available in Pokémon TCG booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes, and special collections, Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike includes 25 Fusion Strike cards such as Mew VMAX, Genesect V, and Hoopa V. It also includes 20 Pokémon V, 13 full-art Pokémon V, eight Pokémon VMAX, 20 Trainer cards, seven full-art Supporter cards, and one new Special Energy card.
 
For more information about the Pokémon TCG, please visit Pokemon.com/TCG

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