TCG Top Tier got a hold of an early release of 'The Awakening' starter deck for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Card Game, by Bandai.
This review is purely going to be cosmetic and focus more on product quality. We will have a gameplay review once we get a hold of another starter deck and a booster box of product to play around with. However, if you're interested in checking out the rules for the game, check them out here:
In early February this year, Bandai announced that they would be releasing a new Dragon Ball card game based on the popular 'Dragon Ball Super' anime. Since then, the rumor mills have been churning out a few pieces here and there, but only after the last few months has Bandai really been pushing their game to generate a buzz, with frequent posts on social media (check out their Twitter and Facebook feeds), and passing out several waves of free half-decks to interested players. In short, we believe Bandai is trying to make this game a success and we're excited to see what they do in the future for support.
The Dragon Ball Super Card Game - The Awakening Starter Deck is a 51 card deck, playmat, and rule sheet designed to get a player started in the newly released game. Five of the included cards are exclusive of this set, while the remaining cards are from the Galactic Battle expansion. Once you've learned the rules of the game, it is meant to be combined with the booster packs to build new and exciting decks . Both the starter deck and booster set are scheduled to arrive at your local hobby gaming store on July 28th. Click on the images below to get a closer look:
If you're a fan of Dragon Ball art, this game will not disappoint. The card art in this game is fantastic! If you're a card game player or a avid Dragon Ball collector, you'll be excited.
As I have played several Dragon Ball card games in the past, I believe these cards are the best looking to date. Much better than just grabbing anime stills, which there have been a few that have done in the past. The CG art on the Leader cards look very clean and the anime art on the remaining cards were made for this card game and pop out. The cards really make me feel like I'm seeing the epic battle of Goku and Freiza playing out in front of me.
Also included in 51 cards are two foil cards - Vegeta Prince of Speed and SSGSS Son Goku, The Soul Striker. The foils look spectacular with their custom foiling pattern per card. I simply cannot wait to see more foils once the series one Galactic Battle is released.
Regardless if you're a hardcore trading card game player or an avid Dragon Ball collector, I feel as a product Bandai really has a sleeper waiting in the mists. The cards look simply incredible. Bandai is giving it their all with future game support, with plans for local tournament play with promos, with possibly more in the future. Please be sure to check the game out on their official web site.
Check back at the beginning of August when we will be doing a gameplay review and a look at the full Galactic Battle expansion. Be sure to check out your favorite local hobby gaming store on July 28th for the game's release!
Edited by Jarrett