Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Launches Worldwide

January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

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

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Now on Steam with New DLC

December 8, 2016 at 7:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist logo alongside the PS4, Xbox One, and Steam logos

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist’s big update is here! The game has at last landed on PC Steam and includes a wealth of new downloadable content and cards. The game now boasts a library of over 7,400 cards and new story modes like Waking the Dragons from classic Yu-Gi-Oh! and the ARC League Championship from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. New decks based on archetypes like D/D, Igknight, Kaiju, Red-Eyes, Toons and more are all available. Konami has also uploaded a new trailer hyping the game. LotD is the first new Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the PC in ages (excluding the failure that was Duel Arena).

Don’t fret if you’re an owner of the original Playstation 4 or Xbox One version of the game; Konami didn’t forget about you. All of the new add-on content available on Steam also makes its way to PS4 and Xbox One today.

Konami first teased news of a LotD update at Jump Festa 2016 almost a full year ago.

(News from @YuGiOh_TCG)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation For iOS, Android Phones Confirmed

July 31, 2016 at 6:00 am | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments

Photo of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation running on a tablet and phone

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation, the free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game for iOS and Android tablets, will at last be updated for play on mobile phones. Konami formally announced the news Friday evening on Facebook. Presumably, the game will now run on all iOS and Android mobile devices and not just tablets and select large-screen phones. What took so long, Konami?!

Word about the upgrade first surfaced in a now-deleted post dated July 19 from Charles Murakami, one of the producers of Yu-Gi-Oh! DG.

“We are working hard on some new updates!” Murakami teased while posting the photo seen above, which shows the game running on an iPhone. “Can you guess one of them?”

Konami said last December that the 2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! DG game will see new updates in 2016.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Closed Beta Enrollment

June 17, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 4 Comments

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links homepage

Konami is looking for enthusiastic duelists who would like to playtest its newest mobile game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. If you live in the United States or United Kingdom, own an Android or iOS phone, and would like a chance to try Duel Links before its official launch later this year, then Konami wants you to be part of its closed beta test.

Beta testers must have a phone running Android 4.1+ or iOS 8.0+ and must register with their Apple ID or Google account email address. Konami anticipates attracting 12,000 testers. The enrollment period ends June 24 at 11 am ET/8 am PT, though Konami may stop accepting applications early if it gets enough eligible testers. The closed beta test period will begin sometime in mid-July.

New Nintendo 3DS Yu-Gi-Oh! Game Title, Characters Revealed

April 18, 2016 at 12:57 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Saikyou no Card Battle! Nintendo 3DS game announcement in Shueisha's 2016 Weekly Shonen Jump issue 20

The upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the Nintendo 3DS first announced at Jump Festa in December 2015 finally has a name: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Saikyou no Card Battle! (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Strongest Card Battle!). That’s the word from the 20th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, out today on newsstands in Japan. The announcement also reveals that the game will introduce many new characters, four of which were previewed:

  • The unnamed male protagonist, pictured above wearing red
  • Guide-san, wearing white, a support character who helps the player duel
  • Psychic Tendou, wearing green, a duelist who uses psychic-type monsters
  • Strong 19, wearing brown, a duelist who uses monsters with high attack points

The game is slated for a release in summer 2016 and will be available worldwide.

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Games for Mobile, Console, PC Coming in 2016

December 21, 2015 at 6:06 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments

Joey Wheeler smirking when he sees Kaiba's monsters get destroyed in episode 123

This past weekend at Shueisha’s Jump Festa 2016 event in Japan, Konami announced that it will be releasing three new Yu-Gi-Oh! video games for mobile, console, and PC platforms in 2016. Today, the company offered up a few more details in a release.

Coming first in the spring of 2016 is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, a game for Android and iOS mobile devices. Then, in the summer of 2016, the Nintendo 3DS will receive an as yet unnamed title. And finally, in the winter of 2016, Yu-Gi-Oh! will head to consoles and the PC for a new online game, also unnamed at this stage. All three titles will be released globally.

Konami also confirmed that the PS4 and Xbox One’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist and the mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation will both continue to receive further updates.

Konami Heritage Games Survey

August 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm | Posted in Konami, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Some of the franchises included in the Konami Heritage Games Survey

Would you like to see more Yu-Gi-Oh! games on different platforms? How about a return to the PC, more console games, or a smartphone game? Here’s your chance to let Konami know what you want in the Konami Heritage Games Survey.

Konami would like to know what types of games you want developed in the future, what gaming platforms you use, and what kind of gameplay elements you enjoy the most. The survey features the names of some popular franchises like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Castlevania, but also references many older Konami properties like Gradius, Rocket Knight, Suikoden, Sunset Riders, Vandal Hearts, and Zone of the Enders. Talk about retro!

After completing the survey, you can enter to win an Amazon retail voucher. The survey is open to residents of the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the European Union, and Mexico.

This survey appeared quite mysteriously two days ago and has been making the rounds on various gaming forums. The survey has since been confirmed by Konami’s European arm to be official.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Announced For PlayStation 4, Xbox One

June 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 1 Comment

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist logo
For PS4 and Xbox One? Oh Konami, you never cease to amaze Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

Today, Konami formally announced the upcoming release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist, the first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game to be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Legacy of the Duelist is a dueling simulator that will allow players to replay famous duels from the Classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V eras in its story mode. The game boasts a library of over 6,600 cards and 90 characters, with additional cards, characters, and duels available for download.

In another Yu-Gi-Oh! first, players will be able to compete in Sealed Pack Play and Draft Play formats against both in-game characters and online duelists. The game will support the Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants, and War of the Giants: Round 2 formats.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be available for download this summer for $19.99. Add-on content will cost $4.99.

News about the impending release of a new Yu-Gi-Oh! game first leaked late last month when Siliconera reported that Germany’s video game regulation board had rated a game titled Legacy of the Duelist.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation Celebrates One Million Downloads

March 26, 2015 at 8:12 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation reaches one million downloads

Congratulations to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation players throughout the world, who together have helped the mobile app game reach the impressive milestone of one million downloads! To celebrate this memorable occasion, Konami is giving away 10,000 Duel Points to all duelists who log in today, March 26. This is Konami’s biggest giveaway of Points to date.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is a free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game available for iOS and Android tablets. It was given a limited launch in October 2014 in the App Store before being released on Google Play and making its global debut in December 2014.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena Game to Shut Down on March 27

January 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm | Posted in Konami | Leave a comment

Qliphort Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena banner with termination notice

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena, the free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG simulator for the PC, will be shutting down operations on March 27, 2015. An announcement from Konami’s Duel Arena Team outlines the game’s schedule in its final weeks, while a post from the Team in the game’s forums calls the closing “permanent.”

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena had at times been criticized for its microtransactions model, which was different from and considerably more pricey than that in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation games. Players saw the writing on the wall when details about Duel Arena were abruptly removed from Konami’s TCG product page in late 2014, even though listings for Millennium Duels and Duel Generation (which were released before and after Duel Arena, respectively) remained on the page.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena formally launched in June 2014 after a month-long beta period. The browser game was the first Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG simulator for the PC to be released since the defunct Yu-Gi-Oh! Online game series.

Yugi Muto, Yami Yugi, Joey Wheeler, Tea Gardner, Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine, Maximillion Pegasus, and Yami Marik avatars from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena
Farewell, friends. ‘Til we meet again!

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