Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation Mobile App Game Launches in U.S.

October 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Title screen of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation

Konami is back with another new Yu-Gi-Oh! game! Today, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation, a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG simulator for mobile tablets, quietly launched in the U.S. market with a release on the Apple App Store. The free-to-play game includes over 6,000 cards and allows players to duel both online and offline.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation has some similarities to Xbox and PSN’s Millennium Duels game. Duel Generation features a single-player Campaign mode that allows players to duel against 80 characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series and win Duel Points (the in-game currency) and new cards. Players who register for a Duelist Account can also play against opponents online in the Duel League for a chance at becoming an internationally ranked duelist.

Duel Generation starts new players off with a mediocre selection of weak cards to build their first deck. Players have the option to enhance their collection by purchasing Decks and Support Packs. Pre-constructed Decks sell for $4.99 and are themed collections each containing 40+ cards and provide players everything they need to duel. Support Packs sell for $3.99 and are archetype-specific collections that provide players three copies of all of the cards from that archetype. About half of the game’s 6,000+ cards can be purchased using DP and won through the Campaign mode, while the remaining must be purchased with real money.

Prior to today’s release, Duel Generation was previewed at some of Konami’s major Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG events and soft launched last Friday in the Canadian market.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation complements Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena, a browser-based Flash game that officially launched in June earlier this year and that features a different monetization model.

Although today’s soft launch only offers Duel Generation to iPad users, Konami notes that the game will also be available for Android tablets and the Kindle Fire. Expect to hear more about those options once Konami formally announces Duel Generation’s release.

Update (October 30): Konami has pulled the game from the U.S. App Store. Some players have noted that the game has been repeatedly crashing.

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