Although all of the cards from the Classic Collection have taken inspiration from the iconic Japanese Hyper Colosseum game, it is the alt arts of this set that really captures the spirit of its predecessor. With this nostalgia-driven Digimon Card Game set releasing this month, we take a look at all of the alternate art cards that every fan will want to add to their collection.
What is the Classic Collection –
The Classic Collection is a set that uses the iconic reference book artwork, that was used in previous Digimon TCGs, but within brand new cards that are playable in the modern game. Although all of them have a nostalgic feel, it is the alternate arts that completely replicate the Digi-Battle and Hyper Colosseum cards from the late 90s, right down to its borders and card icons.
The original Hyper Colosseum TCG was a hit in Japan when it was first released and is completely separate from the modern Digimon Card Game, following its own unique rules. The TCG became popular around the same time the Pokemon TCG was born, but sadly fell off as a competitor in 2005, after the final booster set was released.
The Alt Arts of the Classic Collection –
The Classic Collection will inject new generic support for all colours, as well as specific archetype support for other decks such as Imperialdramon. The set contains just 73 types of cards, made up of 26 Commons, 20 Uncommons, 18 Rares, 8 Super Rares and just 1 Secret Rare. Each booster box also contains a WarGreymon (BT2-065) alt art card that will also be available in the Digimon Gift Box also releasing this month.
As well as the alt arts that look like the classic cards, there are several that are completely unique. These include simple backgrounds with basic sprites that look like they belong in Space Invaders, as well as drawing style artwork for Analog Boy from the Digimon World games. The final alt art looks more fitting for the Digimon Card Game, with Machinedramon soaring into battle.
The Digimon TCG Classic Collection was released in Japan on July 30th, and is releasing in Europe on December 10th and other regions later on in the month. As has been the case with some of the recent Digimon Card Game products, North America will be waiting for the longest, with Bandai giving a vague release date of January 2022. To learn more about these delays, you can head over to our article – Are delays ruining the Digimon Card Game?
There will also be a Gift Box releasing this month, which will come with 4 Classic Collection booster packs, a promo card, a 2-player memory gauge, a memory counter case and 1 of 4 counters. To learn more about this set, click here.
Now that the first EX set is almost out in all regions, we can begin setting our sights on the next EX set that will initially release in Japan on December 24th, and at a later date for the English version of the game. To learn more about this upcoming set, or any of the other upcoming Digimon Card Game products, check out the links below –
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