Epic Games, IMG and Panini partner for Fortnite Trading Cards global launch

A new partnership between Epic Games, IMG and the global collectables specialist, Panini Group will see a range of Fortnite trading cards land in stores across the globe this year.

Over the next few weeks, fans will be able to collect and swap cards based on characters, loading screens and weapons from the hit Battle Royale game.

The partnership with Epic Games in the Fortnite franchise has been highlighted as a ‘significant opportunity’ for Panini’s worldwide retail network, by the firm’s group licensing director, Peter Warsop.

“Given our heritage of engaging fans all over the world and the synergies that exist with Epic Games, we are excited to bring Fortnite trading cards and sticker collections to the marketplace,” said Warsop.

“We feel privileged to be selected to work on such a high profile franchise and look forward to working alongside Epic and IMG to create a remarkable selection of products.”

Kicking off the global launch, Panini will be offering a $59 pre-order bundle that includes a wide assortment of cards, a binder with a nine-card sleeve and nine exclusive cards only available for purchase through Panini’s website for shipment in April.

Fortnite boasts more than 50 million active players across console, PC and mobile platforms. The Fortnite trading cards and sticker sets will be available at major retailers in late March. 

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