On May 19, Bushiroad will release a new expansion for its long-running trading card game Weiss Schwarz based on the animated series Accel World.

Accel World is the story of junior high students competing in an augmented reality online fighting game called “Brain Burst,” which has the ability to accelerate players’ thoughts to the point that time seems to stand still.

The Accel World Trial Deck will be a pre-constructed 50 card deck featuring the Accel World main characters Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime.  This deck will include five exclusive cards only available in this packaging.  Some random decks will also contain one of two exclusive RRR foil cards or one SP gold foil hot stamp card featuring the signature of Japanese voice actor Sachika Misawa.  The Trial Deck will be available as a six-deck display.

The rest of the 100-card expansion will be available in eight-card Accel World Booster Packs.  The complete set includes 16 parallel cards.  There will also be four exclusive SP gold foil hot stamp autograph cards, randomly inserted in some packs, featuring signatures from Sachika Misawa, Aki Tokyosaki, Rina Hidaka, and Aya Endo.  As an added incentive, each display box will have one of four random PR cards.

The English language version of the new expansion does not include the gold or silver campaign coupons from the Japanese Edition.  They may only be used in tournaments held outside of Japan.

VIZ Media is released the anime in the U.S. (see “VIZ Now Master Licensee for 'Accel World'”). Yen Press has been releasing the manga and light novels in U.S.