The Pokemon Company International introduced a brand new Pokemon Trading Card Game on-line app for taking part in the game. Pokemon TCG Live will come to Android and Apple iOS telephones and tablets, in addition to Windows PCs and Macs “soon.” However, in so doing, the prevailing Pokemon TCG Online cellular and PC game will probably be shut down.

The official announcement included particulars concerning how Pokemon TCG Live‘s existence will affect the Pokemon TCG Online shut down. Both games will use Pokémon Trainer Club accounts. This means all cards and some card sleeve, deck box, and coin accessories people earned in the old game will carry over to the new one. However, all decks you made, your friend lists, unopened packs and items, currency, avatar items, and the McDonald’s Happy Meal and HeartGold & SoulSilver Series playing cards will probably be misplaced within the transition. People will get in-game Crystals, the brand new forex, for any unopened objects. Logging into the brand new game for the primary time will switch your account and its information. It may also imply you possibly can’t use Pokemon TCG Online anymore.

As for why Pokemon TCG Online is being shut down, the next clarification was supplied.

The Pokemon TCG Online will probably be sunsetted previous to the launch of Pokemon TCG Live in order that saved content material in gamers’ Pokemon TCG Online accounts will be migrated to Pokemon TCG Live, serving to to make sure a extra seamless transition for gamers. This additionally supplies a extra optimum expertise by merging all followers into one app, providing a better pool of individuals to digitally play the Pokemon TCG.

There’s no launch date but for the brand new utility. However, there will probably be betas held earlier than its launch. The Pokemon Company International introduced that later in 2021, there will probably be a Canadian mushy launch for Android and Apple iOS gadgets. There may also be a world PC open beta.

Here’s the primary teaser trailer for the brand new game.

And right here’s a pattern of its gameplay.