Pokémon Trading Card Game, originally released in Japan as Pokémon Card GB is a video game adaptation of the original tabletop trading card game of the same name, which in turn was based on the Pokémon role-playing video game series. Developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo, it was initially released in Japan in December 1998, with an English version appearing in North America in April 2000 and in Europe the following December. The title features digital version of cards from the first three sets of the trading card game originally released in English by Wizards of the Coast between 1998 and 1999, as well as exclusive cards not available outside of the game.A second Game Boy Color game, Pokémon Card GB2: Great Rocket-Dan Sanjō!, was released in Japan in March 2001. The game was not released in North America nor Europe. An addition to the sequel is the ability to choose the gender of the player character.