If you read my post on Hanafuda Cards, you’ll know that Nintendo actually got their start in gaming by mass producing Hanafuda decks. Now Nintendo is printing some new cards. Standard poker decks with 8-bit, hand drawn, and 3D Mario characters. The page is in Japanese, but you can make out that the cards are coming out in July, and will be around $12. No news on where you’ll be able to get them, but I’m sure you’ll be able to order straight from Nintendo.

The 8-bit deck has me salivating.

In truth, Nintendo never left the card business. They still produce quality Hanafuda decks to this day.