Archive for July, 2015

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Dragons of Legend 2

July 11, 2015

KONAMI has dug deep into its Yu-Gi-Oh! vault to deliver Duelists an impressive sequel to the hit 2014 booster set with Dragons of Legend 2 debuting July 17. Dragons of Legend 2 is an impressive all-foil set featuring some of the most anticipated, fan-requested cards from the acclaimed Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV series.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragons of Legend 2 includes all brand-new cards from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, the newest generation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Duelists can finally complete their collection of the Legendary Dragon monsters from the original show with Legendary Knight Critias and Legendary Knight Hermos.

Additionally, with the arrival of several long-awaited Toon cards, fans of Pegasus will be thrilled to add to their growing portfolio with cards such as Toon Kingdom and Toon Ancient Gear Golem and those used by original characters Kaiba, Joey, and several characters from the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V TV series, which also have never been made into actual cards until now.

Players busy building their collection will be pleased to know that cards in this set work well with the recently released Crossed Souls booster set and Duelist Pack: Battle City, as well as Legendary Collection 4: Joey’s World, which includes cards drawn from storylines from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV series. Each five-card pack contains four Super Rare cards along with one Secret Rare making it a great way to power-up a Deck for only $3.99 MSRP per pack. The Dragons of Legend 2 set contains 45 cards: 26 Secret Rare and 19 Super Rare cards.

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: Konami Shows Off its Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and More at San Diego Comic-Con

July 8, 2015

Year after year KONAMI delivers Comic-Con International: San Diego attendees an abundance of new and exciting activities to experience as they traverse the floor of the world-renowned five-day show. This year will be no different in booth #3713 as the company shows off its global pop culture sensation, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG July 8 – July 12.

Pop culture fans from all over the world flock to San Diego every year to take in all that Comic-Con International has to offer. As always, KONAMI is in the center of the action with their personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! green screen photo booth, always a crowd favorite. Fans will want to rush to snag a spot in line to create their own exclusive one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card. They can choose from six different card backgrounds, including favorites like Yusei, Jaden, Yugi, and Yuma, plus new designs that include Yuya and the 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego logo – suitable for use during Duels! For added fun, Token Cards will be uploaded to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Facebook page after the show!

Fans will want to make a stop at the booth’s retail counter early in the show to get KONAMI’s Comic-Con International Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game mat before it sells out! Available for just $30, this collectible game mat features the King of Games himself, Yugi, and his monster Exodia. Fans wanting to get into the game or wanting to add to their card portfolio can also purchase new and popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products every day of the show while supplies last, including the recently released Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Saber Force Starter Deck, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dark Legion Starter Deck, Duelist Pack: Battle City featuring iconic cards from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series,Crossed Souls and Crossed Souls Advance Edition, which contain powerful cards from the latest booster set.

Head over to a game table and get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demonstration from the experts! Those completing a demo will receive a show exclusive coupon good for $3 off the purchase of either Super Starter: Space-Time Showdown or Space-Time Showdown Power Box, or $5 off the purchase of Super Starter: V for Victory (redeemable only at KONAMI’s booth during Comic-Con). Players feeling particularly adept at the game can throw down the ultimate challenge and Duel the Master as he sits on his royal throne, for a chance to take home some other prizes!

Back by popular demand is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Dash, a virtual obstacle course based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG featuring Kuriboh! It’s a race to the finish line as Duelists compete against each other while negotiating obstacles and acquiring cards like Adhesive Trap Hole and Rush Recklessly to slow down their opponent or to give themselves a boost!

Duelists looking for more opportunities to show off their Dueling techniques can visit the Yu-Gi-Oh! Organized Play Room at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, located next to the convention center. Head to Solana A & B on the 3rd floor where KONAMI will host a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG events from Thursday through Sunday including Starter Deck Tournaments and Win-A-Mats, each rewarding a different game mat design, 2016 Regional Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, and Battle Pack 3 Draft and Sealed Pack Tournaments. Dragon Duel Tournaments, free to kids born 2003 or later, will take place on Saturday and Sunday only.

MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT SAN DIEGO
Solana A & B
1 Market Place
San Diego, California, USA, 92101

San Diego Comic-Con hours:
Wednesday, July 8: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Preview Night; some booth activities not available)
Thursday, July 9: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 10: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 11: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Press Release: Noah Reid Greene Wins The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG North American World Championship Qualifier

July 5, 2015

Music City was turned into Yu-Gi-Oh! City this past weekend as Duelists from across the United States and Canada showcased their Dueling and Deck-building skill in Nashville, Tennessee at the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG North American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) and the Dragon Duel North American WCQ for those born in 2002 or later.

The Nashville Music City Center was jumping with excitement as Duelists intent on representing North America in Kyoto, Japan were waging epic back-and-forth card battles. After rounds and rounds of Dueling, it was a weary yet excited Noah Reid Greene from Carrollton, GA 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.

Greene leaves Nashville with a massive stack of prizes that includes: a Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; paid travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls Booster Sets; a 64 GB iPad; and will receive a personalized jersey upon arrival in Kyoto to wear proudly while competing at the World Championship. In addition to Greene, five of his peers: Chase Robert Cunningham of Wyoming, MI; Maxwell Bryan Schrack from Glen Burnie, MD, Miguel David Soto, Jr. of San Antonio, TX, Matt Kolenda from Niles, IL and Jacob David Phinney of Blanch, NC also earned invitations and travel accommodations to Kyoto to Duel at the World Championship, plus a plethora of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products.

The Dragon Duel North American World Championship Qualifier, for those born in 2002 or later, was a nail biter as Austin Wesley Colling, from Jefferson, OH, worked his way through a stellar field of competitors. Colling creatively and wisely played his hand and came out the winner at the end. Colling won a bevy of prizes that included: a Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; paid travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized shirt; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 48 packs from recent booster sets. Joining Colling and earning his way to Japan was Nathaniel DeAndre Mason, from St. Paul, MN. Mason also secured the following prizes: a Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; paid travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized shirt; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 36 packs from recent booster sets.