battle-spirits-shnen-toppa-bashin.jpgBandai has announced that they’ll be bringing their Battle Spirits TCG to the US market this summer. The game features some novel mechanics that are designed to get players into combat quickly and has been a hit in the highly competitive Japanese TCG market – inspiring the mandatory anime and manga lines (which are thankfully not being brought to the US at this time). While the last thing the TCG industry needs is another TCG, this one has shot to the top of the market in Japan (behind the ever dominant Yu-Gi-Oh and Duel Masters games), so there’s always a chance, but given that its set for distribution solely in the hobby channel, I’m inclined to think this one can safely be ignored.