Archive for November, 2015

Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Holiday Offerings

November 16, 2015

Those trying to check off everyone on their holiday list need to look no further than the abundance of offerings from Konami. Mass market and hobby stores across the country will be freshly stocked with Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products for beginning and veteran players, making it easy for gift-givers to find the perfect assortment of new and exciting presents this holiday season.

First, every Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists will be happy to unwrap one of two 2015 Mega-Tins this holiday. Available in two cool designs, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, each Mega-Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs with cards taken from past releases of booster sets: 12 Commons, one Rare, one Super Rare, one Ultra Rare, and one Secret Rare. Each Tin also includes a set of variant foil cards: the Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Tin has one Platinum Secret Rare Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, one Super Rare Elder Entity Norden and one Super Rare Majesty’s Fiend. The Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Tin contains one Platinum Secret Rare Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, one Super Rare Old Entity Hastorr and one Super Rare Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer. With a total of 51 cards in each Tin at an MSRP of $19.99, the 2015 Mega-Tins are a great value.

Packs from the most recent booster set, Dimension of Chaos, are the perfect last-minute gift for any Duelist. This 100-card set gives Duelists the opportunity to power-up their Decks with an enormous arsenal of cards that puts Black Luster Soldier front and center, culminating in the powerful Black Luster Soldier – Super Soldier! Dimension of Chaos also introduces cards for brand-new Deck themes, like Majespecters and Graydles. The Dimension of Chaos booster set includes 100 cards, with a nine-card pack available for an MSRP of $3.99.

An easy choice for ultimate gift-giving props is Yugi’s Legendary Decks. Just now hitting store shelves, this latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release is a magnificent collector’s set that contains three different Decks used by the “King of Games” himself, plus several unique, collectible foil cards, all in one gold foil-stamped box for an MSRP of $29.99. This remarkable box set is overflowing with dozens upon dozens of fan-favorite and collectible cards, easily pleasing both the veteran or budding Duelist. Filled with iconic cards such as Black Luster Solider, all five pieces of Exodia, the Forbidden One, Valkyrion the Magna Warrior, and the special, long-awaited Arkana-style Dark Magician, each box set includes three different 41-card Decks. Yugi’s Legendary Decks also includes three brand-new Secret Rare cards: Electromagnetic Turtle, Dark Renewal, and Black Illusion; three Ultra Rare collectible (non-playable) historical cards celebrating the Duelist Kingdom storyline, including Glory of the King’s Hand, Set Sail for The Kingdom, and the Duelist Kingdom itself; and three Ultra Rare collectible (non-playable) Egyptian God Cards: Slifer the Sky Dragon, Obelisk the Tormentor, and The Winged Dragon of Ra. To top it off, KONAMI has added one Ultra Rare “Yugi” Token Card to the collection.

Seeking the perfect present for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fanatic who thinks they have every card available? Then be the first to gift the brand-new Master of Pendulum Structure Deck, releasing December 4. The Master of Pendulum Structure Deck contains ten brand-new cards, including brand-new Synchro and Xyz Monsters. This 43-card Deck has great synergy with the Clash of Rebellions and Dimension of Chaos booster sets, and includes cards that new and experienced Duelists will enjoy. It’s easy on the holiday budget too at just $9.99 per Deck.

Have a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG player that loves the thrill of ripping open booster packs? Then the new Clash of Rebellions Special Edition is sure to please and is a great way for Duelists to power up current Decks, or build a whole new Deck. In addition to three booster packs of Clash of Rebellions, each box is guaranteed one of two Super Rare cards, either Ultimaya Tzolkin or Frightfur Tiger, plus one of two Super Rares of preview cards from January’s 2016 booster set, Breakers of Shadow, all for an MSRP of $9.99 per box. Clash of Rebellions Special Edition will be available December 11.

Duelist will have to store all of their new cards so why not give them a Yu-Gi-Oh! Chibi Card Case to house their loot. Large enough to hold a Main Deck, an Extra Deck and a Side Deck, the Deck Case is made of sturdy material capable of handing the rigors of Dueling for hours at a time. Each case is available for an MSRP of $4.99.

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Press Release: The King of Games is Front and Center in New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Yugi’s Legendary Decks

November 10, 2015

Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Konami delivers a must-have product for fans on November 13 with Yugi’s Legendary Decks. This latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release is a magnificent collector’s set which contains three different Decks used by the “King of Games” himself, plus several unique, collectible foil cards, all in one gold foil-stamped box. With Yugi’s Legendary Decks, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can re-live the memorable Duelist Kingdom and Battle City storylines with the Decks that Yugi used to defeat his rivals, rescue his Grandpa from Pegasus, protect the Pharaoh’s legacy, and save the entire world from the maniacal menace of Marik!

This remarkable box set is overflowing with dozens upon dozens of fan-favorite and collectible cards, easily pleasing both the veteran or budding Duelist. Filled with iconic cards such as Black Luster Solider, all five pieces of Exodia, the Forbidden One all in the Ultra Rare rarity, Valkyrion the Magna Warrior, and the special, long-awaited Arkana-style Dark Magician, each box set includes three different 41-card Decks. The first Deck is one used by Yugi in the début season of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, including his initial Duel with Seto Kaiba and his adventures in Duelist Kingdom. The second Deck is inspired by Yugi’s Duels in the Battle City story arc from the second and third seasons of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series. Not to be outdone, the third 41-card Deck was used by Yugi as he battled The Pharaoh in the final Duel of the original series, focused on “Gadget” monsters and the “Silent” series of “LV” monsters.

As if three 41-card Decks weren’t enough, Yugi’s Legendary Decks also includes three brand-new Secret Rare cards: Electromagnetic Turtle, Dark Renewal, and Black Illusion; three Ultra Rare collectible (non-playable) historical cards celebrating the Duelist Kingdom storyline, including Glory of the King’s Hand, Set Sail for The Kingdom, and the Duelist Kingdom itself; and three Ultra Rare collectible (non-playable) Egyptian God Cards: Slifer the Sky Dragon, Obelisk the Tormentor, and The Winged Dragon of Ra. Plus, KONAMI has added one Ultra Rare “Yugi” Token Card to top it off. Yugi’s Legendary Decks will be available nationwide for $29.99 MSRP.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Lands in San Jose, California November 7 & 8

November 1, 2015

More than one thousand Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists attended the Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) in Dallas last month and many are now headed to San José, CA for the last North American YCS of 2015. KONAMI presents this premier-level event for the massively popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG November 7-8 giving players an additional opportunity to vie for the coveted title of Champion before year’s end.

YCS San Jose gives Duelists of all ages, novices and veterans alike, a chance to 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: Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn – one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

Hopeful Duelists will enter downtown’s Parkside Hall on Saturday morning self-assured that they have the right combination of cards and strategy to win round after round and advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of YCS Champion.

With the newest products, the High-Speed Riders and Dimension of Chaos booster sets adding suspense to the Duels, YCS San José will be an excellent environment 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!

Pre-registration for YCS San José will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five Dimension of Chaos booster packs for participating in KONAMI’s YCS San José. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2016 World Championship Qualifier. Players will use their constructed Decks all the way to the Championship.

Event Address:
Parkside Hall
Exhibit Hall A & B
180 Park Avenue
San José, CA 95113

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will also be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2003 or later). The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed, using Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, where each Duelist is given ten sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Regional Deck Box, and a 2016 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to their 2016 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! In addition, the Dragon Duel Champion will also receive a previously issued Super Rare YCS prize card. Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

Additionally, a full range of Public Events such as 2016 Regional Qualifiers, Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Beta Format Win-A-Mat, Sealed Starter Deck and Structure Deck, Duelist League, Tag Dueling, Yu-Gi-Oh! Day 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 Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn 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.

Prizing Information:

    • 1st place – Ultra Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); YCS Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier tournament
    • 2nd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; 32 GB Tablet PC; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
    • 3rd place – Super Rare Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn YCS Prize Card; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
    • 4th place – Xbox One system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
    • 5th – 8th place – Nintendo 3DS XL system; YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier
  • 9th – 16th place – 24 booster packs of Dimension of Chaos; YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2016 World Championship Qualifier