DIGIMON TCG Delay Highlights Need for Release Sync

Latest Digimon Card Game Booster Delay showcases greater need for Sync version releases. Find out why this is more crucial than before.

Digimon TCG further highlights why version release synchronicity needs to happen after the delay with BT16. This is even more precedent due to the release of Digimon Liberator, causing a huge 5-month difference in featured releases. As fans await 2025 for both versions to be distributed simultaneously, fans are beginning to suffer greater differences between schedules. Beginner Observer is the latest booster given a big delay that may be the biggest alarm bell demanding change. 

Digimon TCG has released more boosters over the years that feature characters and monsters from different content. This includes new art and effects from recent series such as Digimon Ghost Game and the Web novel, Digimon Seekers.


Beginner Observer is the latest booster to be released, which features the iconic Season 2 DigiDestined’s new movie, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning. However, Digimon Liberator takes the card game to the next level as the Web Comic and Novel feature it in a Full-Dive VR world. 

Digimon TCG Version Release Sync Needed Earlier 

The Digimon TCG is evolving thanks to the amazing content provided by the latest Digimon project, Digimon Liberator. However, the Beginning Observer [BT16] booster was recently delayed and affected events held in the UK. This includes the UK Games Expo that hosted the Digimon Card Game Regionals within the country.

The distribution delay is not frequent enough to become a general issue, but the booster that features the movie-related features was already out of sync with the release of Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning

Despite this, the biggest gap in release features for Digimon Liberator, which features a Full-Dive VR game for the Digimon TCG. Although the Web Comic and Novel kicked off with a ton of hype, Tamers of the English version have to wait 5 months compared to the Japanese Version players. Thankfully, plans are in motion so that releases sync in 2025 starting with new Special Boosters that will combine BT18, BT19, and BT20. The problem is that Liberator doesn’t get the same level of hype compared to the full burst of content in Japan. 

Events are going to be the biggest contributor to the success of Digimon Liberator for the English Version. The delay for Beginner Observer failed to extend the hype of the movie due to the severe gap in release, but this delay also highlights a loss of momentum.

There are many fans of Digimon Liberator but with the new Structure Decks and Booster coming, now would be the perfect time to reach out for new Tamers to join the game in the US and UK. Two boosters are coming before September, but Digimon Liberator could be the way to revive Digimon outside of the anime series. 

Digimon Card Game Beginning Observer [BT16] Booster is now available, with pre-release events extended to June 16, 2024. The next booster for the English Version will be Infernal Ascension [EX06], which will be released on June 28, 2024. 

RELATED: DIGIMON LIBERATOR Reveals Chapter Release Schedule with Chapter 2

Digimon Liberator is currently available on the official website, with Digimon Card Game releases coming in August 2024. The Web Novel currently features the first 4 chapters featuring Yuuki and Impmon. The Web Comic featuring Shoto and Pteromon currently consists of 4 chapters, with another installment to be released on June 13, 2024. 

What do you think of the new Digimon TCG booster delay? Do you think the sync version release schedule should have happened before Digimon Liberator debuted? Are you excited about the next chapter and the new upcoming boosters release? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more Digimon news.

SOURCE: Digimon TCG Eng, Digimon TCG Official X, Digimon TCG 

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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.