Nintendo To Release Pokémon Hanafuda Cards In Japan

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Nintendo will be releasing a set of Pokémon-themed hanafuda cards in Japan, featuring artwork of Pokémon from the Red/Green games.


The deck will ship this November, Anime News Network reports, and is available for pre-order now. It will cost 2,500 yen and will contain 49 cards. A more expensive framed edition will be available at 15,100 yen, which will contain uncut cards.


It bears mentioning that, before they transitioned into a videogame developer, Nintendo ran a number of other business, including the production of hanafuda cards when the company was first founded in 1889.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.