Shimmering Skies Announced as 5th Expansion Set to Lorcana

Shimmering Skies

Shimmering Skies Announced as 5th Expansion Set to Lorcana

Ravensburger, the award-winning publisher known for its games, puzzles, and toys, has unveiled the latest addition to the popular Disney Lorcana Trading Card Game. During today’s Lorecast event, Ravensburger shared details about Shimmering Skies, the fifth set in the Disney Lorcana TCG series.

This set introduces new Disney characters and enhanced game mechanics, offering players a glimpse into the future of the realm after the defeat of the power-hungry Ursula glimmer. Shimmering Skies will launch at local game stores, Disney Stores, and Disney Parks on August 9, 2024, with a wider release at mass market retailers and on on August 23, 2024.

Additionally, Ravensburger announced a special Shimmering Skies foil card with alternate artwork, which will be available for a limited time in newly stickered copies of the Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil board game starting August 1, 2024. This exclusive card will be available at hobby stores across the US and Canada, as well as select retailers including, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indigo Bookstores, and Mastermind Toys.

Related: Ursulas Return Starter Decks add exciting Cards and Mechanics to Lorcana

In Shimmering Skies, the realm of Lorcana hosts a grand festival to celebrate its recent victory over Ursula, marking the end of the previous set, Ursula’s Return. As the vibrant, fun-filled activities unfold, a new mystery emerges as our Illumineers embark on a quest to repair the increasing damage Ursula’s glimmer caused to the Great Illuminary.

Shimmering Skies introduces Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, featuring characters like Vanellope Von Schweetz and Fix-it Felix, Jr. Players can expect new gameplay mechanics and an evolved storyline enhanced with stunning artwork and an electric energy that heightens both the celebration and the gameplay.

More details on the mechanics and other cards will be revealed as the release date approaches. All cards in this set can be used to update existing Disney Lorcana TCG decks or played alongside previous sets, including The First Chapter, Rise of the Floodborn, Into the Inklands, and Ursula’s Return.

Related: Disney Lorcana Announces Challenge Updates

The Disney Lorcana TCG set Shimmering Skies will include two starter decks featuring combinations of Emerald/Steel or Amethyst/Ruby, priced at $16.99 USD or $21.99 CAD. Additionally, booster packs with more cards will be available for $5.99 USD or $7.99 CAD, along with a new Illumineer’s Trove for $49.99 USD or $64.99 CAD.

New accessories will include two playmats, featuring Mirabel from Disney’s Encanto and the “Accomplished Mystic” glimmer of Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A new 9-pocket portfolio showcasing artwork by Disney Lorcana artist Nicholas Kole will also be available.

Card sleeves and deck boxes will feature designs inspired by Disney’s Tiana and Aladdin. For the first time, a 9-pocket portfolio and card sleeves highlighting the Disney Lorcana TCG card back design will be available as well.

Exclusive Disney Lorcana TCG Card in Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil 

A special-edition, foil version of a new Shimmering Skies card will be available exclusively in new copies of Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil. First introduced in 2023 as a limited Disney100 offering, Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil reintroduces some of the franchise’s first Disney Villains – Maleficent, Captain Hook, Ursula, and Prince John – with a reduced price point, beginner-friendly video resources and “remastered” gameplay based off both fan feedback and the Ravensburger team’s learnings while developing the Disney Villainous system. 

To celebrate the game’s launch at mass retailers and hobby stores nationwide, the Disney Villainous team lends their established art style to a Shimmering Skies card featuring Prince John. This exclusive alternative artwork Disney Lorcana TCG card can only be found in copies of the new Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil game that features an identifying sticker on the front.

Related: Unleash the Magic: Disney Lorcana’s Latest Expansion – Into the Inklands


First released in August 2023, the Disney Lorcana TCG is a popular trading card game set in the enchanting realm of Lorcana. Players, known as Illumineers, use magic ink to summon Disney characters, called glimmers, in both familiar and fantastical forms. The game is designed to be accessible for TCG newcomers while offering strategic depth for experienced players. With hundreds of original Disney artworks, the game appeals to beginners, expert TCG players, and Disney fans alike.

So far, four sets of Disney Lorcana TCG have been released: The First Chapter, Rise of the Floodborn, Into the Inklands, and Ursula’s Return. Shimmering Skies and another set are scheduled for release in 2024. In May 2024, Ravensburger also launched the Disney Lorcana TCG Challenge, an official competitive circuit in North America and Europe.

Share your thoughts on this upcoming expansion. Did you catch the Lorecast from Ravensburger? What cards are you hoping to see in this fifth expansion? Share all your opinions and thoughts in a comment on this article. Happy Questing!

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