Dinosaur Trading Card Game, originally released in Japan as Dinosaur Card 3DS (恐竜カード3DS Kyōryū Kādo Surī Dī Esu) is a video game adaptation of the original tabletop trading card game of the same name, which in turn was based on the role-playing video game series (same role-playing video game series from Pokémon). Developed by Hudson Soft and Sega, and published by Nintendo, it was initially released in Japan on December 18, 2014, with an English version appearing in North America in April 10, 2016 and in Europe the following December. The title features digital versions of cards from the first three sets of the trading card game originally released in English by Wizards of the Coast between 2014 and 2015, as well as exclusive cards not available outside of the game.
Dinosaur Trading Card Game is a video game simulation of the original tabletop collectible card game withrole-playing elements similar to the main Dinosaur King RPG-series. Players control a young boy and must travel around the game world interacting with non-player characters and challenging them to card battles using card decks. During gameplay, the player must defeat eight Club Masters, each with a different deck representing one of the game's elemental card types. Finally, the player faces four Grand Masters, and defeating them earns the player the right to inherit four powerful Legendary Cards. A total of cards exist within the game, which include cards from the first three sets of the real-life game. The player is given the opportunity to choose one of three starter decksat the start of their journey, each containing Dinosaur cards revolving around the three possible starting dinosaurs. As players defeat opponents, they are rewarded with booster packscontaining a random assortment of additional cards they may use in their deck, with up to four separate decks able to be saved at a time.