If you remember sitting around with friends, drinking Mountain Dew, laughing, and saying ‘I choose you’ a lot, then you grew up playing the Pokémon card game! Well fans of the card game can rejoice because the very first set of Pokemon trading cards will be re-released in Japan in February to celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary.

This was announced by The Pokemon Company. Japanese fans can buy the base set on February 27th, 2016 which includes a 60-card pack, a manual, and a coin.

The card’s designs will have that old familiar feel to them from twenty years ago. They’ll be available in Japan for ¥1,300 (around $10). A lovely new play mat will be sold separately for ¥5,000 yen, which is about $40. This is just one small part of The Pokémon Company’s Pokémon 20th anniversary celebration. The original Pokemon Red, Yellow, and Blue games are being re-release through the eShop, while Japanese gamers will be able to buy special-edition, retro-looking 2DS systems themed around the original starters, and also Pikachu.

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There has yet to be an announcement stating if the cards or special 2DS systems will be released in Europe or the US. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for updates and for all your gaming needs.

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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.