Pokémon Trading Card Game Arrives on European Virtual Console

The cheapest way to get a Charizard card is back!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 07/07/2014 17:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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The European eShop has been getting a steady stream of surprises as of late. Whether it’s the arrival of a couple of Game Boy Advance games before North America gets them, or the debut of Wii U and 3DS’s first cross-buy title, our friends across the pond have been treated to some very nice news over the last month. This week is no exception with the unexpected release of Pokémon Trading Card Game on the 3DS Virtual Console. The game marks the first 3DS Virtual Console release for a Pokémon title so far.

Pokémon Trading Card Game released in the US and Europe back in 2000, at the height of the actual card game’s popularity. While the majority of the cards in the game are based on the original three sets (Basic, Jungle, and Fossil), there were also a number of in-game exclusive cards. The gameplay is a mix between other card-based RPGs and the Pokémon main series titles. Players must build decks and use them to take on the eight gym leaders in the game’s world. The Game Boy Color title released to strong reviews, and was popular enough to warrant a Japanese-exclusive sequel.

Stay tuned to Nintendojo where we’ll have the US Nintendo Download update later on in the week. In the meantime, let us know if you’d like to see Pokémon Trading Card Game on the Virtual Console Service in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Life

2 Responses to “Pokémon Trading Card Game Arrives on European Virtual Console”

  • 754 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    Cannot begin to explain how often I wrote Nintendo of America asking if the sequel was going to come to the US, back in the day. I never could figure out why they didn’t localize it.

    Anyway, I pretty much have to get this when it comes out, but I really hope it means we’ll see Pokemon Pinball show up soon, too. I loved those two games.

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  • 1249 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    My sister still has a couple of physical response letters sent to her from Nintendo back when she was a kid and would send them snail mail. =)

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