Wizards of the Coast Cancels Kaijudo Card Game

Wizards of the Coast Cancels Kaijudo Card Game

Kaijudo

The Vortex card set will be the final paper release for the action trading card game.

Wizards of the Coast announced today that it is discontinuing the action trading card game Kaijudo. The Vortex card set, due out on August 29, will be the final paper release for the game. Organized play, known as Kaijudo Duel Days, will continue to run at retailers until October. The Kaijudo team will continue to run the Winter Championship on October 10 through 12, held in Providence, Rhode Island. At this final tournament for the game, Wizards of the Coast will give each participant at the a digital copy of the planned November card set, Eye of the Storm.

"This turn of events is truly heart-breaking for all those involved with Kaijudo at Wizards of the Coast because of our own love of Kaijudo, and the passion we see and feel from our community," says Wizards of the Coast Brand Director R.E. Dalrymple. "We can't be more grateful to our fans, retailers, and distributors for the enthusiasm they brought to the game and their participation in making Kaijudo a great experience for all."

In Kaijudo, two players face off with 40 card decks. Players summon creatures into battle and play spells against their opponent, until one player breaks the other's shields. Each player uses five cards, drawn from their deck, as shields. When a shield is destroyed, the card returns to the player's hand and can be used normally. The game is inspired by kaiju movies, starring giant monsters like Godzilla, and the Duel Masters manga and anime franchise. The first Battle Decks for Kaijudo were released in June 2012, and an animated TV series related to the game aired for two seasons in the United States. Have you played Kaijudo? Tell us about your experiences in comments!

Soure: Wizards of the Coast

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Well, they did it before and brought it back. But I've never known a single person to play it. But it seemed fun. In between Yu-gi-oh and Magic the gathering in complexity.

I'm not a TCG player myself, and never have been apart from that period in grade school when I was the only one that knew the actual rules to the Pokémon TCG, but this feels like the TCG equivalent of that book everybody plans on reading some day but not today.

A shame, duel masters (the original version of kaijudo) was a really fun game, basically MTG (to the point where you could use cards from either game in the other with some changes) but with a different (and IMO, better) art-style.

I never played the card game, but I'm super sad that this means the chances of a third season of the show is even lower than before.

The art was amazing on those cards though.

Again? This is the second time this particular card game has been cancelled in America. Still running in Japan though.

WOTC cancel a non-MTG card game?

That never happens...

Perhaps Sunstone Games can change it's main projects name back now...

Jabberwock xeno:
A shame, duel masters (the original version of kaijudo) was a really fun game, basically MTG (to the point where you could use cards from either game in the other with some changes) but with a different (and IMO, better) art-style.

Fun fact: the Duel Masters manga used MtG. They changed it in the anime as they couldn't get the rights to use it in the anime.

 

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