Pokémon Trading Card Game Online enters open beta

The Pokémon Company have today announced that their player-versus-player Pokémon Trading Card Game Online has now entered open beta phase.

Both new and seasoned Pokémon TCG players will be able to learn, practice, and play the popular trading card game anytime for free, simply by creating a Pokémon Trainer Club account.

Coinciding with such news is the release of the latest expansion for Pokémon TCG, Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Emerging Powers, that features in-pack codes within its theme decks and booster packs that unlock playable virtual cards for Pokémon TCG Online.

The two English version theme decks are now available in stores, with the booster packs hitting shelves on August 31st.

For those interested in checking out Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, you can head to www.pokemon.com/tcgo where you’ll be able to learn the ropes, practice tactics and battle across worldwide opponents.

“Fans of Pokémon TCG now have the freedom to battle against one another regardless of location, and that’s exciting for the entire Pokémon community,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Everything Pokémon TCG players love about the game is replicated in a rich, customizable online environment, and our hope is that Pokémon TCG Online makes the game even more accessible to anyone who wants to play.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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