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Those of you all who are fans of trading card games have much to look forward to this season. While Pokemon followers can expect the gaming card version for the iOS devices to be introduced in no time, Deckbound, a series of collective card games will be officially launched soon as well. Read on to find out more about them.
Will Nintendo do it or will it not?
Speculations are rife that the much popular Pokemon would finally be arriving on the iOS devices as a version of the trading card game for iPads. There are reportedly a string of leaked pictures which have acted as a source of the rumor. There has been a confirmation from a Nintendo official that the aforementioned game can be expected for real, however, he/she chose not to reveal anything regarding the date of release.
What will the release of the game mean (if, at all its released)?
The release of this game would mark a significant change in the policies of Nintendo, which has so far steered clear of bringing its popular franchises to tablets and smartphones. The Pokemon Trading Card game is a much favored card game that has triggered sales of the physical trading cards. The news of the release of the Pokemon game on iPad first broke with a Twitter user posting a screenshot of the game being run on the iPad a few days ago.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Business Insider notes that the launch of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft collectible card game has led to the aforementioned move (that of introducing the Pokemon card game). Though, very few would attribute it to the popularity of gaming in general.
The Pokemon Trading Card Game has actually caught the fancies of gamers in a major way with its first video game version being introduced in the year 1998.
Trading Card Games: More News for fans
Are you ready for Deckbound Card Games?
Another relevant bitcoin news doing the rounds is the introduction of a series of collectible card games called Deckbound. Here, the cards will be supported by transactions on the Bitcoin blockchains. In, what is tipped as a strategy game, users are expected to outplay their opponents by building their deck with their preferred cards. This, reportedly, is the first card game to entail blockchain as the primary mechanism steering the card generation process. Each of these cards implies a simple transaction on the blockchain– as a result of which– you, as a player, have the freedom to sell, purchase and trade your collection of the decks in a free market. Those who are already pros of other strategy games like Hearthstone, would be aware of the fact that there are a string of typical tactics to win these games and thus can make their moves accordingly. The game is set to be alpha tested in the month of September this year! A lot of excitement is in store for you.
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