Archive for June, 2015

Press Release: Galileo De Obaldia Wins Central American World Championship Qualifier

June 28, 2015

The best Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American Duelists showcased their Dueling and Deck-building skills in Mexico City this past weekend at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier and the Dragon Duel Central American WCQ (for those born in 2002 or later).

The Expo Reforma Center was jumping with excitement as Duelists intent on representing Central America in Kyoto, Japan were waging epic back-and-forth card battles. After rounds and rounds of Dueling, it was a weary yet excited Galileo De Obaldia, from Panama City, Panama, that held the trophy and smiled for the photo knowing he was traveling overseas to battle for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship representing Konami.

De Obaldia leaves Expo Reforma with a massive stack of prizes that includes: a Championship Trophy; an invitation and paid travel and accommodations to the World Championship; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls booster sets; a 64 GB iPad; two copies of the Super Rare YCS Prize Card; 24 booster packs from recent sets; a WCQ Top Cut and WCQ 2015 GameMat; WCQ 2015 card sleeves and a personalized shirt upon arrival in Kyoto to wear proudly while competing at the World Championship.

The Dragon Duel Central American World Championship Qualifier, for those born in 2002 or later, was an intense battle as Juan Carlos Coronel, from Guadalajara, Mexico, worked his/her way through an enthusiastic field of competitors. Coronel masterfully played his hand and came out the winner at the end. Coronel won a bevy of prizes that included: a Championship Trophy; an invitation and paid travel and accommodations to the World Championship; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; two copies of the Super Rare YCS Prize Card; a WCQ Dragon Duel Top Cut and WCQ Dragon Duel 2015 Game Mat; WCQ 2015 card sleeves and a personalized shirt upon arrival in Kyoto.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelist Can Pack Power into Their Decks With New Crossed Souls Advanced Edition Packs

June 26, 2015

Just in time for the summer tournament season, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), a leader in the trading card game category, delivers a big boost to Crossed Souls with the release of Crossed Souls Advance Edition on July 3. Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) will be happy to have additional cards to strengthen their Decks with as they Duel their tournament competitors or friends.

In this powerful Advance Edition, players will not only get three Crossed Souls booster packs, they will also receive one of two Super Rare cards of Common and/or Rare cards from Crossed Souls. As a bonus for Duelists, KONAMI has included one of two foil version preview cards of non-foil cards from the next booster set, Clash of Rebellions!

Building on the bounty in Crossed Souls, Crossed Souls Advance Edition continues to offer Duelists greater Deck-building opportunities than ever before with the new Zefra monster theme that crosses over five different Deck types. Duelists with Shaddoll, ‘tellarknight, Yang Zing, Nekroz, or Ritual Beast Decks can add their new Zefra monsters to upgrade their Deck, or just power up their Decks with the addition of Zefra monsters. Crossed Souls also arms Duelists with new non-Zefra cards for their Burning Abyss, Madolche, Infernoid, U.A., Yosenju, and other Decks. Crossed Souls Advance Edition will be in stores nationwide for an MSRP of $9.99 per box.

For Duelists looking to gain an edge on the competition, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Strategy Site features articles and tips for players of all levels! A fantastic source of official news and information, new articles are featured almost daily, so you can read the latest tips, watch card strategy videos from the experts, and get news on upcoming cards.

 

Press Release: Fans Will Hail The Return of Duelist Packs With The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelist Pack: Battle City

June 22, 2015

After a four-year hiatus, Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelists nationwide will celebrate the return of Duelist Packs when Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) launches Duelist Pack: Battle City on June 19.

KONAMI has assembled the biggest set ever in the popular Duelist Pack format. Duelist Pack: Battle City is based upon the famous Battle City story arc from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated television series. Duelist Pack: Battle City contains brand new cards, plus many classic fan favorites so players new to the game and those wanting to hone their battle-tested Decks will be psyched to tear into it. And, Duelist Pack: Battle City is an easy way for players to get their hands on some of the most memorable cards from season two of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV show and take their Deck-building to a whole new level.

Duelists will be thrilled to delve into this huge, 47-card Duelist Pack set that includes cards used by several characters from the show, like Yugi, Joey, Kaiba, Bakura, and Marik, as well as brand new cards like Juragedo, Multiple Destruction, and the awesome The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode, making them instant ‘must-haves’ for every Duelist’s collection. These exciting cards are mixed with other favorites like Red-Eyes B. Dragon, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and more, making it even easier to collect. Players can pick up a pack for an MSRP of $1.99 each.

The Duelist Pack: Battle City booster set contains 47 cards:
27 Common Cards
10 Rare Cards
6 Super Rare Cards
4 Ultra Rare Cards

 

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier to be Held in Mexico City

June 15, 2015

With great fanfare and an entire region’s worth of bragging rights on the line, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) 2015 and Central American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier rolls into Mexico City June 19-21. Presented by KONAMI, the Central American World Championship Qualifiers are premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive tournaments leading up to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championships in Kyoto, Japan.

The first place finishers from the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be invited to the World Championships in Kyoto, Japan in August 2015. The winners from both WCQs will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes listed below, and the title of “Central American Champion 2015”.

The Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are both an invitation-only event, but there is hope for those that haven’t yet qualified. On Friday, June 19, KONAMI will host a Last-Chance Qualifier for Duelists to earn an invite to the WCQ. Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in the Last Chance WCQ. The actual WCQ itself will begin on Saturday, June 20.

Pre-registration for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ events will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, with Round One starting at 10:00 a.m. Every registered Duelist will receive a World Championship Qualifier Game Mat and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves.

A full range of other Public Events such as 2016 Regional Qualifiers, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Saber Force & Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dark Legion Starter Deck, Structure Deck, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, Tag Team Dueling, Duelist League, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

Additionally, a new Public Event that debuted earlier this year is the Beta Format Win-A-Mat. This Special Format Win-A-Mat will be a new challenge for Duelists, in which the number of Summons per turn is reduced. Duelists will use Advanced Format rules for Deck Construction and are allowed a maximum of three Summons per turn: one Normal Summon/Set, one Special Summon from the Extra Deck, and one “other” Special Summon. KONAMI has created two unique Win-A-Mats, one for each type of Win-A-Mat event.

Prizing Information Central American WCQ:

  • 1st place – A Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; Travel and accommodations; Complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized jersey; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 24 packs from recent booster sets
  • 2nd place – A Championship Trophy; 16GB iPad Mini 2; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and, 12 booster packs from recent sets
  • 3rd & 4th place – A Championship Trophy; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; complete sets of Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 5th – 8th place – A Championship Trophy; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; complete set of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 9th – 16th place – Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; 24 booster packs from recent sets

Prizing Information Central American Dragon Duel WCQ:

  • 1st place – A Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; Travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized jersey; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card
  • 2nd place – A Championship Trophy; 16GB iPad Mini 2; complete sets of Secrets of Eternityand Crossed Souls
  • 3rd & 4th place – A Championship Trophy; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 5th – 8th place – complete set of Crossed Souls

Duelists unable to participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ can check out online coverage of the event. Please check the event FAQ page for updates.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Kazuki Takahashi Makes First Appearance at Comic-Con International: San Diego

June 14, 2015

Sure to cause unprecedented excitement among anime and pop culture fans, Kazuki Takahashi, the world-renowned manga artist and creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!, will make his first U.S. public appearance at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, which takes place July 9-12, 2015.

Traveling from his home in Japan, Mr. Takahashi will address Comic-Con fans about the preparations and production underway for the highly anticipated third Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film, which is scheduled for release in 2016. Mr.Takahashi will also explore his passions for illustration, design and gaming and how they meld into inspiring new ideas that have kept the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand fresh and engaging for nearly two decades. The panel date, time and location will be announced by Comic-Con later this month.

“Fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! appreciate just how extraordinary a public appearance by Mr. Takahashi is, and we are thrilled that he has agreed not only to attend and speak at San Diego Comic-Con, but also to take the time to meet with fans and sign autographs, a very rare occurrence indeed,” said Kristen Gray, Senior Vice President, Operations and Business & Legal Affairs at 4K Media Inc., a member of Konami Group. “ Additionally, Mr. Takahashi has provided an illustration of Yugi — the most iconic character from his famous series — for inclusion in the Comic-Con International: San Diego souvenir book for the event.”

Since launching Yu-Gi-Oh!, the global phenomenon that has captured the hearts of millions of fans, Mr. Takahashi’s creative vision has yielded two theatrical movies and five animated TV series broadcast in more than 65 countries. The newest series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, premieres in the United States later this year, setting the stage for the debut of the brand’s third feature film slated to hit theaters in 2016.

As he creates new manga and games, Mr. Takahashi’s projects always center on the value of friendship – the core idea that runs throughout the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! and continues to entice fans to this day. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling trading card game of all time with over 25 billion cards sold.

About 4K Media

4K Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., manages the licensing and marketing of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. In addition, 4K Media handles brand management and the production and distribution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series. The series have been translated and broadcast in 65 countries on leading networks.