Archive for December, 2014

Press Release: Ring in the New Year with Japanime Games!

December 31, 2014

 

You are invited to join us for our very first Twitch.TV broadcast! Ring in 2015 with Team Japanime, challenge Rich Gain to a virtual Gold Terminatot game, find out what’s coming up in 2015!  **Please Note: This schedule may change, so stay tuned for the final draft**

New Year’s Day Marathon Itinerary
2 PM EST-5PM EST

News & Welcome 2pm
Whats coming in 2015 with Eric Price, President of Japanime Games.

Organized Play 2:30pm
Organized Play, 2015 Regionals and Nationals with Rich Gain, Head Judge for Japanime Games.

Celebrity Challenges 3 and 4:15pm EST
Special Guests  Ryan Scott (lead designer of League of Legends, @RiotMorello) and Wendig0 will be playing against Head Judge Rich Gain!

Gold Terminatot Challenges 3:30pm

3-9 Players will be able to challenge Rich for a chance to win a Gold Terminatot! You MUST sign up in advance to play in a challenge! We’ll be doing between 3 & 9 challenges. The first 3 people are guaranteed, the last 6 will be based on time allowed. Send an email to erica@japanimegames.com with your RL name (or what you want to be called) and your  Krosmaster.com  user name, and we’ll send you what time your challenge will be.

Q&A 5pm
We will be answering your questions and making some announcements about our plans for 2015! If you have question, please email them in advance to Erica@ggdistribution.com and we will answer them on air! 

Prizes– Given away every hour
We will be giving away prizes every hour. The winners will be randomly drawn from the chat room. Prizes include Promo Figures, XXL Figures, Tee-Shirts and more!

Please Join Us! 
Head to  http://www.twitch.tv /japanimeangel  on New Years Day!
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Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh Championship Series Comes to Charleston, South Carolina

December 21, 2014

The welcoming southern charm of South Carolina awaits Duelists from all corners of the globe as they arrive at the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Charleston event, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. The YCS is a traveling, premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME competitive tournament, a game made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series.

On January 31st and February 1st, Duelists young and old, novice and veterans alike, will compete for a bounty of exciting prizes. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest most sought-after prize card: Ascension Sky Dragon – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

Hoping to be a part of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, Duelists will enter the Charleston Area Convention Center on Saturday morning believing they have the precise combination of luck and strategy for a shot at glory and prizes. Duelists will put their practice and Deck-building skills up against some of the best players the game has to offer for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.

With the newest products, the Secrets of Eternity booster set and the HERO Strike Structure Deckboth to be released prior to the event, YCS Charleston will be an incubator of sorts for live game-testing as Duelists unveil brand new strategies and Decks. Duelists will need to devote extra attention to see how the inclusion of the new cards from these products impacts the YCS standings!

YCS Charleston will also be the second YCS to feature Duelists who have qualified for VIP treatment via the VIP Qualifier tournaments only available at Top Performing Official Tournament Stores (OTS). VIP Duelists will receive free entry to the YCS, reserved seating, additional match coverage, and a two-round bye in the Main Event. Duelists should contact their local OTS leading up to YCS Charleston to see if they will be holding a VIP Qualifier tournament or check the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG web site for store locations.

Pre-registration for YCS Charleston will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30th and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31st. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Secrets of Eternity booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Charleston. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks until the Top 16 are determined, then the Top 16 Duelists will draft cards from Battle Pack 3: Monster League and will use Decks built solely from this product to compete for the Championship. For those Duelists unfamiliar with drafting, KONAMI has created a series of helpful videos.

Event Address:
Charleston Area Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B & C
5000 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418
843-747-1882

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League, where each Duelist is given 9 sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, and a 2015 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to the 2015 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best 2 out of 3 match using their own pre-constructed Decks in the Advanced Constructed format, to determine the weekend’s overall winner and a chance at the ultimate prize: to hoist the Dragon Duel Champion’s trophy and the coveted title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion! Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

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, the top ranked Duelists will win a 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 – Nintendo 3DS XL system; Download code of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
  • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Secrets of Eternity; 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 Charleston can check out online coverage of the event provided by KONAMI staff

 

Press Release: New Konami Yu-Gi-Oh! Secrets of Eternity Booster Set

December 18, 2014

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players can celebrate the New Year by challenging their friends to a Duel using their new cards from the Secrets of Eternity booster set. The first product release of 2015, from TCG powerhouse Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), will hit store shelves January 16th for an MSRP of $3.99 per pack.

Duelists can get tournament-ready with this awesome booster set as Secrets of Eternity swells with support cards for hot tournament Deck themes such as Qliphorts, Shaddolls, and Burning Abyss, as well as other popular themes. The new Ritual monster Malacoda, Netherlord of the Burning Abyssmakes its debut, while Stellarknights are reinforced with the introduction of Satellarknight Rigel and Superheavy Samurai is boosted with their first Synchro monster, Superheavy Samurai Warlord Susanowo. Plus, with a brand new diabolical theme, Infernoids, Duelists can devise impressive game strategies for the win. Secrets of Eternity leaves virtually no Deck untouched, with support cards for even more Deck themes, including Gem-Knights, Dragunity, Morphtronics, Wind-Ups, Volcanics, Monarchs, and many more.

KONAMI is once again partnering with Official Tournament Stores to hold a Sneak Peek of this new set on Saturday and/or Sunday, January 10th – 11th, where Duelists can get a head start creating new Decks and developing strategies to use against their peers. Duelists will also have the chance to win an exclusive Sneak Peek game mat! Visit this link to see if an Official Tournament Store in your area is hosting a Sneak Peek for Secrets of Eternity booster set.

The Secrets of Eternity booster set contains 100 cards: 48 Common Cards
20 Rare Cards
14 Super Rare Cards
10 Ultra Rare Cards
8 Secret Rare Cards

 

Press Release: Bushiroad Reveals Plans for First Half of 2015

December 12, 2014

Bushiroad made a major announcement on December 5 at Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Singapore on their upcoming plans for trading card games Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight.

New releases for the English edition of Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight were revealed, as well as information about upcoming TV animations and Bushiroad Spring Fest.

Cardfight!! Vanguard

2015 signals the end of Cardfight!! Vanguard and the release of the English edition of Cardfight!! Vanguard G. The latest expansion of Bushiroad’s most popular trading card game, Cardfight!! Vanguard G, features new cards, abilities and a new clan, Gear Chronicle. The new boosters introduce new abilities such as Stride, Generation Break and G-Assist into the game.

Product Titles Release Date
Booster Pack Vol.17 ‘Blazing Perdition’ ver.E January 23, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 1
‘Awakening of the Interdimensional Dragon’
February 27, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 2
‘Divine Swordsman of the Shiny Star’
February 27, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 3
‘Flower Maiden of Purity’
February 27, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-BT01
‘Generation Stride’
March 13, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-EB01 April 17, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-TD04 April 17, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-BT02 May 22, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-TD05 June 5, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard G VGE-G-TD06 June 5, 2015
Cardfight!! Vanguard VGE-FC03 June 19, 2015

Weiss Schwarz

Several popular anime and game titles previously only available in the Japanese edition of Weiss Schwarz are making their way to the English edition of the game. Bushiroad also revealed that they are planning for titles exclusive to the English Edition Weiss Schwarz.

Product Titles Release Date
Trial Deck Nisekoi: False Love-
Booster Pack Nisekoi: False Love– ver.E
January 23, 2015
Booster Pack
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd
February 6, 2015
Trial Deck Sword Art Online II
Extra Booster Pack Sword Art Online II
April 10, 2015
Trial Deck & Booster Pack
KanColle
May 2015
Extra Booster Pack
Love Live! School Idol Festival ver.E
June 2015

In order to grow the overseas Weiss Schwarz community, Bushiroad announced plans for English Edition Weiss Schwarz Demo Decks. These demo decks are similar to the Cardfight!! Vanguard and

Future Card Buddyfight

Bushiroad shared more information about the upcoming early 2015 releases for Future Card Buddyfight at the panel too.

A new series of Future Card Buddyfight product, the “Perfect Pack’ series, will be available from March 6, 2015. The Perfect Pack series features only double rare (RR) and above cards, with the English edition containing more types of cards compared to the Japanese edition for Perfect Pack Vol. 1 ‘Golden Buddy Pack’.

Product Titles Release Date
Trial Deck Vol. 7 ‘Tomorrow! Asmodai’ January 23, 2015
Booster Pack Vol. 5 ‘Break to the Future’
Sneak Preview
January 23, 2015
Booster Pack Vol. 5 ‘Break to the Future’ January 30, 2015
Perfect Pack Vol. 1
‘Golden Buddy Pack’ ver. E
March 6, 2015
Booster Pack Vol. 6 & Booster Pack Vol. 6 Sneak Preview Spring 2015
Trial Decks Spring 2015
Extra Booster Pack Vol. 3 & Extra Booster Pack Vol. 3 SP Spring 2015

Future Card Buddyfight Producer, Mr. Taira, shared that Season 2 of the Future Card Buddyfight TV animation has been confirmed. The Season 2 animation will continue to be simultaneously aired in Japan and on the official Future Card Buddyfight YouTube Channel.

Bushiroad Spring Fest 2015

Bushiroad revealed a teaser that they are in the midst of planning for the Bushiroad Spring Fest. Similar to the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2014, it will run across various countries and states between April to July 2015; 6 in North America, 3 in Europe and 5 in Asia-Oceania regions.

More information regarding the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2015 will be announced in January 2015.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation Available Today on App Store and Google Play

December 6, 2014

The world’s best-selling Trading Card Game is now available on tablet devices! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the manufacturer of the world’s number one selling Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, announced Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is now available from App Store on iPad® and Google Play for Android™ tablets, with a version for Kindle Fire devices to be released shortly. This marks the first release of a game based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG dedicated to tablet devices.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is the most complete free-to-play Trading Card Game experience on tablet devices. Whether you are a beginning player or a seasoned veteran, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy thrilling Duels against players from around the world and characters from the animated TV series! Collect cards that represent powerful Monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps to build a winning Deck to smite your foes. Limitless play offline or online and unique weekly challenges make Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation the perfect free-to-play Trading Card Game for all players.

Game features include:

  • ANYONE CAN PLAY: From new Duelists to experienced players, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is a game that anyone can pick up and play.
  • THOUSANDS OF CARDS: Over 6,000 cards will be available to collect, from Blue-Eyes to Bujins, with even more to be released in the future!
  • WEEKLY CHALLENGES: Each week the game features the opportunity to battle a fresh lineup of progressively more difficult opponents for new cards that can be added to your Decks.
  • UNLIMITED OFFLINE & ONLINE PLAY: All game modes feature unlimited free play – perfect for honing your skills!
  • ONE ACCOUNT FOR ALL PLATFORMS: In-game accounts can be accessed by any supported device.

For more information on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation, please visit duelgeneration.konami.com, or like us on Facebook.

Download Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation for free from App Store on iPad. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is also available for free from Google Play on your Android tablet. A version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation for Kindle Fire will be available soon, please visit duelgeneration.konami.com for updates.