Archive for September, 2015

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Licensed by USAopoly for Games and Product Lines

September 28, 2015

4K Media, the Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. subsidiary managing the licensing and marketing of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, today announced a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the franchise with USAopoly, which will produce Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed coin banks and puzzles as well as special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE table top games in 2016 and 2017, under license from Hasbro, Inc.

The announcement was made by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing & Marketing at 4K Media and USAopoly’s CEO and President John M. Davis.

“USAopoly has created a number of exquisite collector-edition games for popular entertainment brands, and we’re very happy to be working with them in expanding the product lines and collectibles for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise,” said Coleman. “We’re also very excited to collaborate on the Yu-Gi-Oh! special editions of MONOPOLY and YAHTZEE games and know that Yu-Gi-Oh! fans throughout the U.S. and Canada will be clamoring for these games as another engaging way to experience their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters.

“The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise continues to be energized with each new installment, capturing the imagination and spirit of competition that has made the franchise popular around the world for nearly two decades,” added Davis. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to enhance the game experience for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans with the development of puzzles, coin banks and the special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of the world’s most popular table top games.”

USAopoly will utilize the original animation artwork from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, as well as installment series Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, and the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V to create a broad range of coin banks and puzzles for North American consumers. The products will be introduced at retail in 2016.

About USAopoly
Creating popular board games since 1994 USAopoly, Inc. is a leading specialty market game manufacturer offering the world’s best-known games (licensed from Hasbro) and an innovating game developer of original games including Telestrations®, Tapple®, Reverse Charades®, Wonky™ and Lift it!™.

About 4K Media
4K Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. 4K Media handles brand management, licensing and marketing of Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as the production and distribution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series. The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise, with over 650 episodes, consists of the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal and the new series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

About Hasbro
Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world.

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Press Release: Konami Shifts Into High Gear With Latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Booster Set High-Speed Riders

September 27, 2015

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players preparing for the new tournament season can rev-up their game to the next level with High-Speed Riders. This special booster set from Konami, a leader in the trading card game category, is inspired by the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s era providing an assortment of cards appealing to both beginning and intermediate level Duelists.

Right out of the gate, players will notice how special this set is, from brand-new Synchro cards to the great selection of other cards, and how High-Speed Riders provides Duelists many Deck-building options. Fans that want to fortify their Extra Deck can check out the new Speedroid, Hi-Speedroid, and Goyo Synchro monsters like Goyo Predator. Only the most adept Duelists will be able to master the power of PSY-Framelord Omega and the new PSY-Frame monsters. The awesome Hot Red Dragon Archfiend Abyss will delight fans of Jack Atlas, from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V animated and manga series, which is just one of the other new cards played by him. Many of these cards, plus other popular cards like Red Dragon Archfiend, will have synergy with the Crossed Souls booster set and the upcoming Dimension of Chaos booster set.

Each High-Speed Riders pack contains nine cards, including one guaranteed foil card for $3.99 per pack and will be available at stores nationwide October 2.

The High-Speed Riders booster set contains 60 cards:
27 Commons
12 Rares
10 Super Rares
6 Ultra Rares
5 Secret Rares

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Duelists can watch 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 on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal airs Saturday mornings on Nicktoons from 10-11. 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! TCG, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

 

Bundle of Holding Super Asian Blast

September 12, 2015

Bundle of Holding is offering a collection of .PDF tabletop RPGs from Japan, Korea, or just inspired by Asian culture calling it Super Asian Blast.  Ten percent of what you pay will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

For $8.95 you get five games and two supplements in the Starter Collection as DRM-free .PDF ebooks.  These games are:

Maid: The Role-Playing Game (Star Line Publishing): the first Japanese tabletop RPG translated into English; a wild comedy game of maids serving their master

Mecha and Mekayana (Heroic Journey Publishing): a fast-moving game of simple and exciting robot combat, comes with a supplement for Bollywood film romance and melodrama

Magicians (Samjoko Publishing): a RPG of Asian mythology with a magic system that uses and teaches the Korean language

Anima Prime (Berengad Games): steambots and megaswords in the vein of Final Fantasy

Clover and Clover Holiday Special (Ben Lehman): charming games of the best five-year-old in the world, loving tribute to Kiyohiko Azuma’s manga series Yotsuba&!

If you pay more than the threshold price of $19.27 (at the moment, price goes up as more people buy) you will also get the Bonus Collection of five more titles.

Golden Sky Stories (Star Line Publishing): heartwarming tales about magical animals in a rural Japanese village

Tokyo Brain Pop (Atarashi Games): the revised and retitled game of psychic Japanese schoolgirls at Atarashi Hight School

Kuro (Cubicle 7): game of unremitting Japanese horror like The Ring from French designer Neko and the team behind Qin: the Warring States

Monkey (D101 Games): Newt Newport’s storytelling game of the Monkey King’s Journey to the West

Motobushido (Alliterated Games) motorcycle-samurai heed the call of the Highway

They also have a bundle offering of more historical RPGs they are offering as well, Asia Fantastic.

This offers through Thursday September 24th so if you want some copies of real good games cheap, this is your chance.