Last month, we reported that several attendees of the Pokémon World Championships had been shown a version of the trading card game running on an iPad which was rumoured to launch later in 2014.
Today, the official Pokémon Trading Card Game for the iPad has been released on the Canadian App Store as a part of the company’s soft-launch.
In the game, you will have fun learning and mastering the art of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Practice against the computer or go head to head with your friends or other players from around the world. Unlock cards and decks as you play to build up your collection and make truly unique decks.
EASY TO START: Choose from Grass, Fire, or Water decks, step right into a game, and learn as you go in an easy play experience.
EXPAND YOUR COLLECTION: Earn cards, open booster packs, trade with other players, and build the perfect deck around your favorite cards. Your collection grows with you!
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Build your own decks, customize the look of your cards, deck boxes, and avatar, and join your friends online.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: Play against the computer until you are ready to challenge other players.
CHALLENGE THE WORLD: When you feel your deck design is ready, challenge other players or join a tournament to show your skill and knowledge.
The progress you make along with all the cards and decks you create are stored and synced with your Pokémon Trainer Club account, which allows you to play across multiple platforms seamlessly. The game is also available on Mac and PC.
Pokémon TCG Online is available as a free download on the Canadian App Store. The app requires an iPad running iOS 7 or later and an Internet connection. The app contains in-app purchases ranging from $9.99 to $24.99. The Pokémon Company has confirmed that the app will launch worldwide later this year.
[via App Advice]