Jump Force Trailer Reveals Yugi’s Fighting Abilities, Battle Ship

October 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi commanding Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl to attack in Jump Force

When Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that Yugi would be fighting using his monsters in the upcoming Jump Force video game, they weren’t kidding. A new trailer posted by the publisher reveals Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl using energy-based attacks and holding their own against Toguro from Yu Yu Hakusho, Freeza from Dragon Ball, and Sosuke Aizen from Bleach. Yugi is also shown dramatically summoning Slifer the Sky Dragon from a card. Yugi himself doesn’t appear to do any physical fighting.

The trailer also provides a potential clue about the story in Jump Force. Yugi is fighting in the newly revealed Golden Gate Bridge stage, the locale of a chaotic scene. Vehicles are piled up and overturned on and around the bridge. Statues from the Naruto universe’s Valley of the End have altered the landscape of the iconic bridge, while a flag featuring the symbol of the Village Hidden in the Leaves is shown fluttering. Could the universes of Shonen Jump be melding with our real world?

What would our world be like if the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe invades? We may already have an answer. Several shots from the trailer reveal Kaiba’s Battle Ship (called Kaiba Kraft 3 in 4Kids’ English anime) flying in the background. Is that just for effect? Or could it be another stage or part of the story?

If you are at New York Comic Con this weekend, check out the Bandai Namco booth (#515) where you can play a demo of Jump Force. Alas, Yugi is not one of the playable characters in this demo, but you can still have fun with Goku, Luffy, and several other iconic characters.

Previously:
Yugi Confirmed Playable in Jump Force Video Game, Fights Using Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Comes to Duel Links

September 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Posted in 5D's, English dubbed, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Crimson Dragon mark and eye from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Duel World opening animation in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Duelists young and old, professional and amateur alike, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! The world of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s is here! Yusei Fudo and his friends today join the smash hit Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game. With them come the new Synchro monsters and Synchro summoning mechanic.

Synchro what?! Don’t worry, they’re not complicated. But if you don’t know how to Synchro summon, you’ll be able to play a short tutorial after picking up your first Synchro cards that teaches you how to use them.

To gain access to the 5D’s Duel World, you first need to unlock Yusei by reaching Stage 10 in the DM Duel World. Then, complete the Character Unlock Mission of summoning Wind-attribute monsters ten times. As you reach higher stages, you’ll be able to unlock more characters, like Akiza Izinski, Leo, and more.

In Japan, the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s anime will begin streaming on several Japanese video networks beginning on October 1 to celebrate this update. Fans in the West are more fortunate, as we’ve had the entire Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s anime, both dubbed and subbed, streaming for free for the last couple of years.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links’ addition of the 5D’s world follows its release of the GX world almost exactly one year ago.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's logo and Duel World (5D's) in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Yusei Fudo, Jack Atlas, and Stardust Dragon in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Yugi Confirmed Playable in Jump Force Video Game, Fights Using Monsters

September 19, 2018 at 7:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Jump Force Yu-Gi-Oh! promo image featuring Yami Yugi with Slifer the Sky Dragon, Dark Magician, and Dark Magician Girl

Bandai Namco Entertainment today revealed additional information about Yugi’s appearance in its upcoming Jump Force video game. The publisher confirmed that Yugi is a playable character in the game and pictured him armed with his Duel Disk and deck. Bandai Namco further stated that Yugi fights using Spell cards and Monster cards, including Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl, and Slifer the Sky Dragon.

Jump Force debuts on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in 2019. It is available for pre-order right now.

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Yugi Joins Jump Force Video Game

Yugi Joins Jump Force Video Game

September 14, 2018 at 7:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Promotional screenshot of Jump Force showing Yami Yugi

Yugi has entered the fray! The protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! has joined Jump Force, an upcoming tag-team fighting game featuring characters from Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment and the official Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! news website YU-GI-OH.jp made the big announcement today, revealing the in-game screenshot of Yami Yugi seen above.

YU-GI-OH.jp states that Yugi Muto (and not Yami Yugi) is the character who appears in the game and is voiced by Shunsuke Kazama.

Playable characters in Jump Force revealed thus far include Bleach’s Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen; Dragon Ball’s Goku, Vegeta, and Freeza; Hunter x Hunter’s Gon and Killua; Naruto’s Naruto and Sasuke; and One Piece’s Luffy, Zolo, Sanji, Sabo, and Blackbeard. There’s no word yet whether Yugi will be a playable character, or will only appear as part of the story like Death Note’s Light Yagami and Ryuk.

Jump Force was developed to celebrate Weekly Shonen Jump’s 50th anniversary and will debut in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

(News from @BandaiNamcoEU, YU-GI-OH.jp)

Update (September 19): Bandai Namco has revealed that Yugi is a playable character and battles using Monster and Spell cards!

Get Yugi Hair Anytime with Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links’ Facebook Camera Effect

February 5, 2018 at 9:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Link's Yugi hair camera effect in action

Instant Yami Yugi hair and perfect bottom eyeliner are now possible thanks to a new Facebook camera effect from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. In addition to transforming you into the King of Games, the effect can also add an attacking Dark Magician by your side. Give it a try!

(News from @YuGiOh_DL_INFO)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links PC Steam Version Coming November 17

November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Blue-Eyes White Dragon summoned in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is coming to the PC! Konami announced today that the popular mobile game will arrive on Steam this Friday, November 17. Whether duelists decide play on mobile or the PC, all their progress is retained between the two platforms.

Sample screenshots of the Steam version show that the game takes full advantage of the larger screen real estate by offering a three-column display. In the overworld, the global chat appears in the right column. And during a duel, card details are listed in the left column while a log of the duel is shown in the right.

Download for free at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/601510/YuGiOh_Duel_Links/

Select Mode screen in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Duel World overworld screen in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Deck editing mode in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Screenshot of a duel in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, PC Steam version

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Comes to Duel Links

September 28, 2017 at 8:00 am | Posted in English dubbed, GX, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Announcement of Duel World (GX) in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Today, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links received its biggest update yet with the addition of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX world. Jaden Yuki and his friends and rivals are here, complete with all of the voices you remember and love. “The Eggwich is mine!”

To enter the GX Duel World, you must first unlock Jaden by reaching Stage level 8 and completing the Character Unlock Mission of summoning Warrior-Type monsters ten times. More GX duelists, like Chazz Princeton and Alexis Rhodes, will become available as you level up.

In Japan, to celebrate this release, @yugioh_anime announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime will begin streaming on various Japanese video networks on October 1. Whew, it’s about time!

(News from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on Facebook)

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX logo and Duel World (GX) in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Jaden Yuki and Elemental HERO Neos in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Adds Japanese Audio Option

September 11, 2017 at 9:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Announcement of the Japanese audio option on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links’ latest update gives all duelists the option to play the game with Japanese audio, even if they aren’t based in Japan! To change the audio language, enter the “Settings” option and tap “Change Language.”

Note that even though the audio is in Japanese, the on-screen text still corresponds to the English dialog, which won’t always match up with the Japanese dialog.

Download Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links for iOS and Android today!

(News from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on Facebook)

4K Media’s Back-to-School Yu-Gi-Oh! Merchandise Suggestions

September 4, 2017 at 11:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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The back-to-school season is in full swing and 4K Media wants all Yu-Gi-Oh! fans to be ready for the new year. From must-have clothes, to required reading, to fun accessories, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page on Facebook has been pumping out product suggestions to ensure maximum dueling success. I’ve highlighted many of these items before, but some are brand new, so check them out!

Suggestion #1: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions “Duel” T-Shirt

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Duel T-Shirt from ShopYuGiOh.com

Straight from ShopYuGiOh.com, this T-shirt features Kaiba and Yugi from the new movie with the text “Fight for what you believe in” written in Japanese.

Where to buy: A ShopYuGiOh.com exclusive. Available in men‘s and women‘s cuts.

Suggestion #2: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards artbook cover mock-up from UDON Entertainment

This full-color hardcover book features artwork of over 800 monsters that appear in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime, all neatly indexed from A to Z. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards from UDON Entertainment is one for the collector in all of us. Check out a preview courtesy of UDON.

Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite bookstore.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links promo images

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has hit over 50 million downloads worldwide! Easy to learn and quick to play, Duel Links crowned its first world champion in Japan last month alongside the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG champions. Will you be the Duel World’s next great duelist?

Where to buy: Free to play on iOS and Android with optional in-app purchases.

Suggestion #4: Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Figure Keychains

Yu-Gi-Oh! monster figure hangers and box from Grin Studios

Never lose your keys again with Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Exodia the Forbidden One, Kuriboh, Red-Eyes B. Dragon, and Summoned Skull guarding them! These Yu-Gi-Oh! Figure Hangers from Grin Studios stand about three inches tall.

Where to buy: Select Kmart, Meijer, Shopko, Target, ToysRUs, and Walmart stores. Look for them in the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards section.

Suggestion #5: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Blu-ray

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Blu-ray cover mock-up from Anchor Bay Entertainment

Unless you’ve been living under a rock monster, you know that there’s a terrific new movie starring all of your favorite original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters heroes. Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions one more time in English and in Japanese before heading back to school! A free Obelisk the Tormentor card is included with your purchase too.

Where to buy: Amazon, Best Buy, or your favorite video store.

Suggestion #6: Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Puzzle Pajama Pants

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Puzzle pajama pants from Hot Topic

Is there any piece of clothing more comfortable than pajama pants? Debatable! Show your love for Yu-Gi-Oh! and grab a pair featuring the Millennium Puzzle. According to the item description, “The one who solves me shall gain the powers and knowledge of darkness.” They’re talking about what happens when you put on the pants, right?

Where to buy: A Hot Topic online exclusive.

Suggestion #7: Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Belt

Yu-Gi-Oh! character belt from Hot Topic

“A Yu-Gi-Oh! web belt that proves great fashion doesn’t need to be a puzzle.” True! Yugi and his friends and foes adorn this nylon web belt, which measures 1.5 inches wide.

Where to buy: A Hot Topic online exclusive.

Suggestion #8: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Pullover Hoodie

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Pullover Hoodie from ShopYuGiOh.com

Stay warm and stylish in this Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions pullover hoodie featuring Aigami, Yugi, and Kaiba. Available in black, light heather, and navy.

Where to buy: A ShopYuGiOh.com exclusive.

Suggestion #9: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Magician Girl Figures

Kotobukiya's Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Dark Magician Girl, Apple Magician Girl, and Lemon Magician Girl figures

“Do you have all the MGs?” asks 4K Media. The three lovely Magician Girls who appear in the new movie are available as 1/7th scale figures, straight from Japan and licensed for sale in the West.

Where to buy: Kotobukiya’s U.S. online store has all three figures — Dark Magician Girl, Apple Magician Girl, and Lemon Magician Girl — in stock.

I’ll update this post each time the Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page adds new suggestions! (Last updated: September 5)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Launches Worldwide

January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links logo

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is here! The newest free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! mobile game today begins its global conquest, launching in 11 languages and 150 countries and regions, starting with North America, Asia, and Oceania, then followed by Europe, South America, and Africa. Download the game now for iOS and Android.

Konami also uploaded a brand new trailer for the game featuring popular YouTube gaming and tech vloggers Brandon “MYSTIC7” Martyn and Trisha “ThatGrlTrish” Hershberger.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, players take control of a character from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters series and venture throughout the Duel World to challenge duelists, complete missions, and unlock new features and characters to use. Many characters have special abilities that tie in with their personalities. Players can also duel against others from around the world in the Online Versus mode.

Yu-Gi-Oh! anime fans will love hearing Dan Green (Yugi), Eric Stuart (Kaiba), and all the other voice actors bring the characters to life in a new Yu-Gi-Oh! production. Mobile gaming fans will appreciate the game’s Speed Duel format that’s quick to play and easy for newcomers to learn. If you’ve shied away from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in recent years because of its growing complexity and new summoning methods, give Duel Links a shot! It’s a fun throwback to the play style and strategies of the Duel Monsters era, combined with a polished, modern mobile gaming aesthetic.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links opened in mid-2016 with a brief beta test. The game then soft launched in Australia and Singapore in October 2016 before debuting in Japan in November 2016. To date, Duel Links has been downloaded over nine million times.

(News from Konami)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links deck and PVP duel promo image

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links anime characters promo image

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