Archive for September, 2014

Press Release: Bushiroad Reveals Cardfight!! Vanguard English Exclusive Booster Pack & Legion Campaign

September 24, 2014

Bushiroad revealed that the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard English Edition expansion, Booster Pack Vol. 16 ‘Legion of Dragons & Blades’ ver. E, contains a mix of cards from 5 different Japanese Edition Cardfight!! Vanguard expansions. ‘ver.E’ is exclusive to the English Edition and features a specially selected collection of cards. This mix of cards allows players access to cards from multiple expansions at once.

Booster Pack Vol. 16 ‘Legion of Dragons & Blades’ ver. E features a mix of cards from the following Japanese Edition Cardfight!! Vanguard expansions:

– Trial Deck Vol. 15 ‘Brawler of Friendship’
– Booster Pack Vol. 16 ‘Legion of Dragons & Blades’
– Booster Pack Vol. 17 ‘Blazing Perdition’
– Movie Trial Deck ‘Malefic Deletor’
– Movie Booster Pack ‘Neon Messiah’
*Certain cards are omitted from this set.

Booster Pack Vol. 16 ‘Legion of Dragons & Blades’ ver. E is slated for release on December 19, 2014. Its Sneak Preview Events will run from December 12 to 14, 2014. Booster Pack Vol. 17 ‘Blazing Perdition’ ver.E is also currently in development and will include a mix of cards from multiple expansions too.

Coupled with the year-end releases, Bushiroad announced a ‘Cardfight!! Vanguard Legion Campaign’, which will run from November 21, 2014 to February 28, 2015. This campaign aims to increase awareness of the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate arc and to drive sales in official stores. Stores which are not registered with Bushiroad can sign up with Bushiroad as an official store to receive support for this and similar campaigns in future.

During this campaign, Bushiroad will collaborate with official distributors to provide an exclusive series of promotional pack, named the ‘Legion Pack’, to stores and players. Players who purchase 5 Cardfight!! Vanguard packs or a Cardfight!! Vanguard Trial Deck at official stores will receive a Legion Pack. Each Legion Pack contains a pair of ‘Legion’ cards. Players will be able to collect a total of 6 different pairs of Legion during the Legion Campaign.

In addition to the Legion Packs, players participating in the monthly tournaments between December 2014 to February 2015 will receive a special ‘Legion Revival’ promotional card together with their regular monthly promotional pack.

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Pendulum-Powered Card Sleeves Available 9/26

September 18, 2014

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists have been busy all summer buying and competing with a great variety of exciting new cards released by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Now it’s time for them to protect their investment with the Yu-Gi-Oh! Pendulum-Powered Card Sleeves.

These new high-quality card sleeves feature the two flagship Pendulum Monsters from Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown, Stargazer Magician and Timegazer Magician. Each pack contains 70 tournament-legal card sleeves perfect for protecting any Duelist’s 40-card Deck and 15-card Extra Deck. At an MSRP of $4.99 per pack, these Yu-Gi-Oh! Pendulum-Powered Card Sleeves are an easy and affordable way for Duelists to protect and show off their cards. Duelists can find them at stores nationwide on September 26th.

Duelists can tune in every Sunday morning on Nicktoons for the all new Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal animated series in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal every Friday and Saturday on YTV! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit the main site 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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Alliance Gets a Boost with Deluxe Edition

September 17, 2014

 

On the heels of the successful release of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelist Alliance booster set last month, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) puts an additional polish on this already incredible set with the introduction of the Duelist Alliance Deluxe Edition. This set is loaded top to bottom with more foil cards than ever before.

The Duelist Alliance Deluxe Edition is jam packed with some unbelievable cards. Duelists will be thrilled to get their hands on cards for Shaddolls, Yang Zing, Superheavy Samurai, U.A. (Ultra Athletes), Lightsworn, Stellarknights, and more Pendulum Monsters! Not only will Duelists get two Ultra Rare versions of Common and/or Rare cards found in Duelist Alliance, but the Deluxe Edition also includes three of five Super Rare versions of preview cards from the upcoming November booster release, The New Challengers!

Each Duelist Alliance Deluxe Edition also comes with a helpful Beginner’s Guide that features instructions on how to Pendulum Summon, the powerful new game mechanic for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG guaranteed to impact Duels like never before. For handy storage, the Deluxe Edition comes in a box featuring one of two fantastic designs – one featuring the radiant Lightsworn or the other the sinister Shaddolls!

The Duelist Alliance Deluxe Edition will be available nationwide on September 12th for an MSRP of $29.99 each.

Duelists can tune in every Saturday morning for the all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series and classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on Vortexx on The CW in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on YTV! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit the main site or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

Press Release: 5 English Edition Cardfight!! Vanguard Expansions Release in November

September 7, 2014

Bushiroad announced the simultaneous release of 5 Cardfight!! Vanguard English Edition expansions which will be on sale from November 21, 2014. These expansions include 3 Trial Decks and 2 Extra Booster Packs, in addition to the previously announced special Fighters Collection 2014 expansion set.

Trial Deck Vol. 14 ‘Seeker of Hope’, Trial Deck Vol. 16 ‘Divine Judgment of the Bluish Flames’ and Trial Deck Vol. 17 ‘Will of the Locked Dragon’ will be released on the same date as Extra Booster Pack Vol. 11 ‘Requiem at Dusk’ and Extra Booster Pack Vol. 12 ‘Waltz of the Goddess’.

Bushiroad also announced plans to release an English Edition exclusive expansion which will include cards from multiple sets. This English Edition exclusive expansion, Booster Pack Vol. 16 ver. E ‘Legion of Dragons & Blades’, is scheduled to release in December 19, 2014. The Sneak Preview Events will run from December 12 to 14, 2014.

Trial Deck Vol. 14 ‘Seeker of Hope’ and Trial Deck Vol. 16 ‘Divine Judgment of the Bluish Flames’ features units from the ever-popular Royal Paladin and Gold Paladin clan.

Trial Deck Vol. 17 ‘Will of the Locked Dragon’ will contain the quintessential nemesis Link Joker units.

Shadow Paladin and Genesis units will make a comeback with the all-new ‘Legion’ ability in Extra Booster Pack Vol. 11 ‘Requiem at Dusk’ and Extra Booster Pack Vol. 12 ‘Waltz of the Goddess’ respectively.

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Bushiroad Inc. consists of 6 sub-entities: Bushiroad Inc., Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd, Bushiroad USA Inc., Bushiroad Media, Bushiroad Music, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd.

Bushiroad South East Asia Pte Ltd was established in Singapore on November 12, 2011 in order to expand the overseas market for Bushiroad card games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiβ Schwarz, Chaos TCG and Five Qross.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard

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Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Moves to Toronto This Weekend

September 5, 2014

Duelists are ready to invade Canada’s “Megacity” for a shot to win fame and prizes at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) event, in Toronto, Canada, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. From September 5th – 7th, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be filled with hundreds of Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelists competing in the game made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV animated series. The first place winners will receive an Ultra Rare version of the Ascension Sky Dragon prize card – the first time this card has been available to Duelists in the Americas!

Duelists will unveil new strategies and Decks at the first North American YCS event since a new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion was crowned at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Rimini, Italy earlier this month. YCS Toronto marks the first premier-level event after the release of the latest booster set Duelist Alliance.

Hoping to go down in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, seasoned Duelists, as well as optimistic novice players, are making the journey to Toronto, where all Duelists will vie for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday for the opportunity to Duel for the title of Champion.
YCS Toronto will also be the first appearance for Decks featuring Pendulum Monsters to be legal and ready for play. Pendulum Monsters are half Monster Card and half Spell Card and can swing the tide of battle with Pendulum Summoning, a powerful new game mechanic for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Pre-registration for YCS Toronto will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. September 5th and continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6th. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Duelist Alliance booster packs for participating in KONAMI‘s YCS Toronto. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Top 32 YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship qualifier. The Top 16 Duelists will draft cards from the recently launched Battle Pack 3: Monster League and will use Decks built solely from this product to compete for the championship.

Event Address:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
1200 Ballpark Way, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V2W6
Tel: 1-905-677-9900

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, win a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, 2015 Regional Game Mat and an invitation to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier and Dragon Duel Championship. The victors from Saturday and Sunday will face off in a head-to-head playoff matchup to determine the weekend’s overall winner and the chance to hoist the Dragon Duel Championship trophy!

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Ascension Sky Dragon prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, there will also be a new Top Cut Game Mat for this event, that matches the artwork of the Ascension Sky Dragon card

Prizing Information:

    • 1st place – Ultra Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 system; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament

 

    • 2nd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

 

    • 3rd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Xbox One console; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

 

    • 4th place – Xbox One console; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

 

    • 5th – 8th place – PlayStation®3 system; Download of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels for the PlayStation®Store; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifie
    • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Duelist Alliance; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:

    • 17th – 32nd place – YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

Duelists unable to participate in YCS Toronto can check out online coverage of the event provided by KONAMI staff.