Press Release: Winter Brings a Raging Tempest and Blistering Cold Fusions, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

February 13, 2017

New forces pierce the winter chill! Two new booster packs bring both new forces and new reinforcements for a flurry of monster themes in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, as Konami unleashes Raging Tempest and Fusion Enforcers, along with a trio of accessories inspired by the theatrical feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions!

Enter the vortex February 10 with Raging Tempest. This 100-card booster set is anchored by the new Zoodiac monsters, a bestial incarnation of the Chinese zodiac and maybe the strongest Xyz Monster theme ever seen, ready to plow through the tournament scene the moment it’s released. Other big guns in Raging Tempest include Sea Monster of Theseus, the first-ever monster that’s both a Fusion Monster and a Tuner Monster, and Spell Card That Grass Looks Greener with unprecedented potential to get cards out of your Deck to where you can use them. Shinobirds mix Ritual Summoning and Spirit Monsters, the Crystrons return to swerve your Synchro Summons, and the SPYRAL and Subterror themes get shocking new abilities.

The Raging Tempest booster set contains 100 cards: 48 Commons, 20 Rares, 14 Super Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, and 8 Secret Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per pack.

The comeback continues! Fusion Monsters made their mark on tournaments in 2016, and now they’re getting their own booster set with Fusion Enforcers. The new “Invoked” monster theme centers on Aleister the Invoker, who uses new Spells and Traps like Invocation and Omega Summon to Summon and re-Summon any of seven incredible new Fusion Monsters. After laying roots in Invasion: Vengeance, the Predaplants arrive en masse in Fusion Enforcers, with a terrifying new Deck filled with monster-eating Plants. And what happens when the fuzzy-friendly Fluffals say “no more”? Frightfur Kraken erupts from the Dueling depths! This fluff-filled monstrosity can attack twice per turn or drag a monster straight to the Graveyard, and you can string together your Fusion Summons to use it again and again.

Fusion Enforcers releases February 24 with 60 cards: 40 Super Rares and 20 Secret Rares. MSRP: 3.99 per pack.

Three new accessory products with art from the theatrical feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions release this Friday, February 17. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Card Sleeves are tournament legal, premium quality high-gloss sleeves with iconic artwork from the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! film. MSRP: $3.99 per 50-sleeve pack.

Additionally, Duelists on the go can slip their Deck into a new Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Card Case. Large enough to hold a Main Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck, it’s made of sturdy material, includes a card divider, and comes with a Velcro closure. MSRP: $4.99 per case.

Still not enough storage? Duelists can keep and display cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio also featuring movie art. A secure side-loading 10-page portfolio, each page has 9 pockets per page, holding up to 180 cards. MSRP: $9.99 per portfolio.

Press Release: Konami Rings in 2017 with Two New Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Products

January 5, 2017

Well I am back to posting things here after working through some things about myself.  I hope to actually do some more with it too.

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players will have plenty of reason to celebrate the new year when Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. (KONAMI) releases two new products this month: Movie Pack Gold Edition and Pendulum Domination Structure Deck. Duelists nationwide will say “cheers!” to a new year of casual games and tournaments as they delve into these two must-have products.

There’s no better way to celebrate the January 27 release of the new feature-length film, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, than by bringing home the monsters used by the stars on the silver screen with the Movie Pack Gold Edition, in stores January 13. From Kaiba’s Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon to Yugi’s Apple Magician Girl and the menacing Aigami’s Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord, Movie Pack Gold Edition includes all the movie-exclusive cards fans need to recreate film-based Decks of their favorite heroes or villains.

The cards for Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks and Dark Magician Decks are fully compatible with the cards from Shining Victories and The Dark Illusion, as well as Structure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba. More cards used by Yugi and Kaiba can be found in Legendary Decks II and Dragons of Legend -Unleashed-. Plus, exclusive to this release, each Movie Pack Gold Edition comes with a Gold Secret Rare Krystal Dragon or Duza the Meteor Cubic Vessel. Fans will also be treated to either Dark Magician or Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Yugi and Kaiba’s signature monsters, appearing as Gold Secret Rares for the first time!

Each card in this 57-card set uses Gold Rare technology to give them that glamorous Hollywood look from yesteryear, and each Movie Pack Gold Edition contains three 5-card packs in a flat rarity system (all cards are equally rare) for $9.99 MSRP per box.

Duelists who have made a New Year’s resolution to buckle down and win each match need to pick-up the Pendulum Domination Structure Deck on January 20 as their first move. This 43-card Deck is all about planning and executing the perfect strategy for every Duel and gives Duelists full command of Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters by employing a unique Pendulum Summoning strategy based around “D/D” monsters and “Dark Contract” cards.

“Dark Contract” cards allow players to put the pieces of the puzzle in place by moving “D/D” monsters to a player’s hand, field, or even to Pendulum Zones. These cards can even give monsters a massive ATK boost, prevent interference from Trap Cards, or break the basic rules of Fusion Summoning. In addition, the Pendulum Domination Structure Deck includes reusable “D/D” Tuner monsters for Synchro Summoning, and Spell Cards that let players Fusion Summon every single turn or even use monsters in a player’s Graveyard as Fusion Material.

With all these new “D/D” monsters, Duelists who were lucky enough to get the 2016 Mega-Tins can now unleash the maximum potential of D/D/D Flame King Genghis and D/D/D Gust King Alexander to create even more exciting and powerful card combinations, and those are just some of the many “D/D” cards from the 2016 Mega-Tin Mega-Packs. Plus, “D/D” Pendulum Monsters can also be found in The Dark Illusion, and players can expect even more new cards that will enhance this strategy in upcoming 2017 products. Pendulum Domination Structure Deck contains 43 cards: 38 Commons, 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide for $9.99 MSRP per box.

Duelists can watch a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V every Sunday on Nicktoons – check local listings for times. In addition, all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s can be seen on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About KONAMI
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI’s software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at http://www.Konami.com. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at http://www.Konami.com.

Press Release: ‘Force Of Will’ Adds New Fixed Card Set

October 20, 2016

Force of Will, Inc, will release the Fixed Card Set -Vingolf 3 Ruler All Stars on February 10.

Many favorite heroes and villains return with this set,  fighting to be Ruler All Stars. The dragon masters of the magic stones have summoned champions of old to participate in a new challenge. Players can choose their dragon ruler, and join the fight to see if they can reach the level of Ruler All Stars.

The set contains 100 kinds of cards including 5 kinds of J/Rulers (new cards), 5 kinds of Magic stones (new cards), 10 kinds of Special Magic stones (new cards) 25 kinds of Additons & Chants (reprints) and 55 kinds of Resonators (with multi attributes). There are 20 sets per case, and 225 cards per set.

This release will follow December’s Force of Will: Lapis Cluster 2  – Legacy Lost.

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Force of Will, Inc. has announced an omnibus movie project for its Force of Will trading card game, currently titled Force of Will the Movie.

The announcement was made at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The film will be composed of six 15-minute shorts following various themes, and will be released in 2018.

The six shorts will be:

  • Cthulthu, Director: Shuuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul), by Yamato Works
  • Monkey King, Director: Yuuichirou Hayashi (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin), by TWR Entertainment
  • Zombie, Director: Shinya Sugai (CG Director, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis), by Sublimation
  • Pinocchio, Director: Kouta Morie (CG Animation, Koi* Sento)
  • Raam: The Bridge to Lanka, Director: Veerapatra Jinanavin, by RiFF Studio
  • Dragon, Director, Character Design: Makiko Suzuki (Key Animation, Karigurashi no Arrietty), by GranSky Studios

The popular trading card game was launched in 2012 in Japan, and is now distributed worldwide.

Press Release: LUCK & LOGIC: AID & ARMS

October 14, 2016

Bushiroad will release the Aid & Arms Booster for its Luck & Logic trading card game on January 6.

This expansion introduces a new rarity to the game: TR (Trance Rare), which also comes with a foil version ITR (Infinity Trance Rare). The new rarity is a game finisher stronger than an RR card.  The number of different “R” rarity cards has been increased compared to previous sets.

This set includes a reintroduction of Monolium and Tritomy, as well as reintroducing the Yellow and Blue popular Logicalists: Sena, Aoi and Sieghard.

The set includes 100 cards total (+2ITR & 3SP & 10SR).  Set rarity includes TR: 2 RR:10 R: 20 U: 28 C: 28 PxR: 4 PxC: 8. Each pack contains 7 cards, and 1 card in every pack will definitely be a paradox card. There are 20 packs to a display and 16 displayed per carton. One of two PR cards (special gate cards) are includes as a box topper, and a Tri-Concentrate, Ashley playmat will be included as a carton topper.

This new booster will follow the Spirit & Signal Booster, releasing on November 4.

Dynamite Nurse Kickstarter

October 5, 2016

Dynamite Nurse is a deck building game about Nurses in a fantasy world, competing to heal the most injuries to grow your renown as a healer or if too many of your patients die then you will become the Dynamite Nurse, feared for all time.  It is published by Archlight Games who have created many other games like Barbarossa and El Alamein.  Japanime Games is running a Kickstarter right now to for English and French releases of the game.  It was able to pass its goal of $20,000 in two hours and is currently over twice that.  They are offering the game in English and French, pick your language during the survey phase.

There are several pledge levels from $25-$300 that can get you things like play-mats, the base game, promo cards, foil cards, packs of sleeves, name in rule book, bags, ticket to a party at next year’s Gen Con, and more fun.  The base game is $50.

Add-ons for the project include extra base games, various packs of sleeves, and a nurse pin set.

Stretch goals so far has unlocked new art for one of the cards, an extra promo card, and the nurse pin set as an add-on and one free pin.  There are two more announced stretch goals to go, new art for another card and another promo card. Only $12,000 to get them both unlocked.

If you do not already own a deck building game with sexy girls on the cards and want one (and really who does not one) should go ahead and pledge.

Press Release: The Original Legends Of Dueling Return This October With New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Products

October 3, 2016

Classic strategies reach new heights and time-honored tactics are reborn as KONAMI honors the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV series with its two October Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases. Legendary Decks II and Structure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba prove that Yugi and Kaiba have never been so powerful!

Releasing October 7, Legendary Decks II gathers three complete 43-card Decks in one box, as Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba’s signature strategies get a facelift. With three new ready-to-play Decks, Duelists can obliterate opponents with Exodia, the Forbidden One and all three playable Egyptian God Cards, blaze to victory with Red-Eyes monsters, and unleash the fearsome power of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Each 132-card Legendary Decks II collection includes three Ultra Rare Token Cards, each card celebrating one of the legendary trio, as well as all-new support cards for Yugi’s Dark Magician theme: Dark Burning Attack, Dark Burning Magic, and the incredible Trap Card Eternal Soul. MSRP: $29.99 per set.

Then on October 21, the latest Structure Decks put a new spin on the game’s biggest rivalry. Structure Deck: Yugi Muto retrains Yugi’s Magnet Warriors from the Battle City tournament, reinventing them as the upgraded Electromagnet Warriors. Play them on their own, or unite them with the original Valkyrion the Magna Warrior to Summon the mighty Imperion Magnum the Superconductive Battlebot. Meanwhile, competitive Duelists won’t want to miss Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba, rebuilding the XYZ-Dragon Cannon Union theme with three new Union monsters: A-Assault Core, B-Buster Drake, and C-Crush Wyvern. Fuse all three from the field or Graveyard to Summon the insane new ABC-Dragon Buster! Combined with Silver Gadget and Gold Gadget from Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack, Kaiba’s new strategy could make a huge impact in tournament play.

Each Structure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba includes a 40-card Main Deck and a 5-card extra Deck, for a total of 40 Commons, 3 Super Rares, and 2 Ultra Rares. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

 

Press Release: Terra Formars card game coming this fall

September 23, 2016

Japanime Games and Yoka by Tsume Games to produce the Terra Formars card game this fall!  Based on the hit Terra Formars anime series, the game puts players in the role of the heroes of Terra Formars trying to crush the mutated cockroaches underfoot.   Designed by Nicolas Badoux, the game is an exciting mix of cards and dice that forces opponents to outmaneuver each other to steal the most victory points from their enemies. Yoka by Tsume will release the French edition of Terra Formars to french speaking regions of the EU and Japanime Games will release the English, Spanish, German, Italian and French editions of the game to the rest of the world.

The Terra Formars card game uses a combination of unique dice and cards to create a nice balance of resource management and backstabbing your friends.  Based on the popular anime and manga series, Terra Formars, players take the role of the egotistical heroes sent to Mars to cleanse the humanoid cockroaches from the planet so humans may settle the newly terraformed planet.  The 7 unique dice create the resources each round to buy cards to enhance your character and steal kills from your opponents.  At the end, the player who killed the highest priority targets wins the game.  Japanime Games and Yoka by Tsume will be featuring the game at Essen Spiel 2016.

Eric Price had this to say:”We are proud of our second partnership with Yoka by Tsume to produce this exciting new game.  This game will introduce new fans to the Terra Formars anime and manga world and provide a unique and fun game for our customers.”

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s Japanime Games’ goal to import and translate the best of the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Their games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. For more information about Japanime Games, see www.japanimegames.com.

Yoka is the games division of Tsume.  Tsume is a company specialized in the design of high-quality statues in resin, numbered and limited edition. Tsume works with very famous licenses from the Japanese entertainment universe, such as Naruto Shippuden, One Punch Man, Saint Seiya, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, One Piece and Assassin’s Creed for Ubi Soft.

Press Release: The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Goes Old School for Back-to-School Season with Two New Products – 2016 Mega Tins and Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh

September 10, 2016

September’s going to be a blast from the past as new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG releases from KONAMI take Dueling back to its roots this fall. In the 2016 Mega-Tins and Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh, heroic Duelists return to face their greatest rivals, and forgotten forces emerge from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV Series.
Players will want to hurry to stores to get their hands on September’s leadoff product, the enormous 2016 Mega-Tins, which released on September 2. The 2016 Mega-Tins celebrate the original heroes of Dueling, Yugi and Kaiba … and they aren’t coming alone. The Yugi & Slifer Tin comes with a Secret Rare Slifer the Sky Dragon and an Ultra Rare Dark Magician, while the Kaiba & Obelisk Tin features a Secret Rare Obelisk the Tormentor and an Ultra Rare Blue-Eyes White Dragon. And that’s just the beginning! Every 2016 Mega-Tin has three 16-card Mega-Packs highlighting the best from Crossed Souls, Clash of Rebellions, Dimension of Chaos, and Breakers of Shadow. And beyond the legendary Egyptian God Cards and signature Ultra Rares, each heroic Tin has four more foil promos – including a new Pendulum Monster, Aether, the Evil Empowering Dragon and a never-before-seen boss monster for D/D/D’s, D/D/D Gust King Alexander.

Duelists will want to get both cool designs before they sell-out. Each Tin, sold separately, will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 MSRP.

Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh hits stores September 16, as the craftiest villains of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series return with new tricks. Bakura’s long-awaited Dark Sanctuary makes the leap to reality – a powerful Field Spell that weaves dark victories with Destiny Board, and turns an opponent’s attacks against them. Kaiba’s Lullaby of Obedience lets Duelists play any monster from an opponent’s Deck, and Duelists will finally command Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s signature attack with the Spell Card Neutron Blast. Pegasus and Marik make a cameo, while Yugi battles back with new cards for his Silent Magician and Silent Swordsman monsters.

Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh contains 11 brand-new cards, and 46 cards in all: 24 Commons, 10 Rares, 6 Super Rares, and 6 Ultra Rares. Each Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh will be $1.99 MSRP per five-card pack at hobby retailers nationwide and mass retailers will offer a two-pack blister for $3.99.

 

Press Release: ‘CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD G’ GETS NEW ‘TRIAL DECK,’ ‘CLAN BOOSTER’

September 4, 2016

A new Trial Deck for Bushiroad’s Cardfight!! Vanguarg G trading card game, Ritual of Dragon Sorcery, and a new Clan Booster set, Divine Dragon Caper, will both release in December.Based on the deck used by the newest character in the Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT animated series, the Ritual of Dragon Sorcery hits the streets on December 9.  This Trial Deck features the Shadow Paladin clan and introduces the new Ritual ability.  The pre-constructed deck comes with a total of 52 cards of 18 different types, including 17 cards exclusive to this deck and 1 reissued card, as well as 4 holo cards.  Each deck also includes a starter’s guide, playmat, Shadow Paladin clan card, and a postcard sporting a preview illustration from the next season of the animated show.

The Divine Dragon Caper expansion follows on December 16, and includes cards designed to work with the Ritual of Dragon Sorcery deck and new trump cards.  This expansion will be packaged in five-card booster packs, sold in 30-pack displays.  The total set will include 104 cards with these rarities:  2 GR, 8 RRR, 12 RR, 22 R, and 60 C.  There will also be 2 SGR parallel and 12 SP parallel cards, and 5 special reissue cards from the SP Clan Pack with new artwork packed randomly in some boosters. Each booster will have one R rarity or above card. As an incentive, those who pre-order will receive an exclusive playmat for each carton ordered.

Retailers can hold a pre-release event scheduled for the weekend that Ritual of Dragon Sorcery releases, December 9-11, by ordering the Divine Dragon Caper Sneak Preview Kit.  Each kit includes 48 booster packs (enough for eight players), 9 promo cards, and 2 premium rubber playmats.

Press Release: Top Duelist at First Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series of the New Season In Toronto Canada

September 3, 2016

Fresh off the successful Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship held last weekend in Orlando, Fla., Konami drew hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists in the first premier level event of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Dueling season. The season kick-off event in Toronto proved to be a reason to celebrate for new YCS Toronto Champion Bohdan Temnyk, and young John Wilkin who won the Dragon Duel Championship.

Players of every age and ability showed off their impressive Dueling skills round after round at YCS Toronto. From Glenmore Park, New South Wales, Australia, Temnyk expertly played his Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck to earn him a spot in Day 2 of the tournament. Then, after several rounds of Single Elimination, he faced Michael Walters from Brampton (Toronto), Ontario, also playing a Burning Abyss Phantom Knight Deck in the final playoff.

In addition to bringing home the title of YCS Champion, Temnyk received a special set of prizes that included the new YCS prize card making its début at YCS Toronto, an Ultra Rare Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, a YCS Championship Trophy, the new YCS Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to his 2017 World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) tournament!

Another exciting series of Duels happened during the Dragon Duel Championship, an event for Duelists born in 2004 or later. John Wilkin from Toronto, Ontario used his Sealed Deck then switched to his own Qliphort Deck in the finals. Wilkin’s skill and strategy proved to be the winning combination as he beat Connor Perrotta playing a Blue-Eyes White Dragon Deck to capture the title of Dragon Duel Champion. He picked up some great prizes too, including a Dragon Duel Championship Trophy, a Regional Deck Box, a Dragon Duel T-shirt, a 2017 Regional Game Mat, and an invitation to his 2017 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier.