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Heart of Crown Kickstarter Last Call

March 9, 2016

Heart of Crown is the latest game that Japanime is bring over from Japan.  It has less than 19 hours to go and has passed its $10,000 goal and is currently over $132,000.  This one is going to happen and going to happen big.

It is a deck building game where you choose a princess to succeed the recently deceased emperor and use your power, resources, influence to meet victory conditions before your opponents.  It uses a basic market and random market to buy cards from.

They are also going to produce the English edition of the PC Game of Heart of Crown on Steam and Manga Gamer with the first expansion included.  The PC game is a recreation of the card game in computer form with online ranked play, campaign play, and free play.

Rewards for the campaign are playmat at $25, the game and all stretch goals at $50, both of those and more at $75, and then a $200 and $300 levels that include more accessories to the game.  For $20 you can get the PC game and one of the expansions.

Available add-ons include a second base game, the PC game (with one expansion) and a second expansion for, two expansions for the board game, card sleeves, metal pin set, playmats, or t-shirt.

Almost all the stretch goals for the campaign have been met.  Everyone who pledges at least at the $50 level will get cardboard counters for the game (that were not in the Japanese game), one metal collectors pin, various alternative art promo cards, dividers, a base game box with room for both expansions, and randomizer decks.  One last alternative art promo card at $140,000.

Fans of deck building games should give this one a try.  Or if you are just a fan of cute art work.  You have until 2pm EST to pledge to this one.

Press Release: Konami Rings in the New Year with Two New Yu-Gi-Oh! Game Products

January 16, 2016

With the faint scent of pine still wafting through the air and a few stray decorations not yet put away, KONAMI eases the post-holiday lull with two new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products to be released this month. With this great mix of new and classic cards as well as popular themes, January is sure to start out with a bang for both beginning and existing players.

On January 15, the Breakers of Shadow booster set hits store shelves and Duelists will be introduced to new Deck themes and strategies, and can witness the return of a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG legend. In Breakers of Shadow, the Shiranui use the strength of Samurai spirit warriors to power players through Duels, while Twilight Ninjas rely on speed and numbers to overwhelm foes. Opponents will also feel the power of the Dinomists, steam-powered Pendulum dinosaurs that can land a heavy hit when a player least expects it. Lastly, swords will clash as the legendary warrior Buster Blader is back as >Buster Blader, the Destruction Swordmaster, with a mighty band of new support cards that make this iconic monster stronger than ever before!

New cards for existing themes are also included like Melodious, Goyo, Majespecter, Odd-Eyes, Performapal, Magicians, and more, headlined by over a dozen new Extra Deck monsters. Many cards in this set will have excellent synergy with the recently released Master of Pendulum Structure Deck. Also, Duelists can now look forward to getting at least one foil card in every booster pack (MSRP: $3.99 per pack).

Then on January 29, the Emperor of Darkness Structure Deck will be available at retailers nationwide. The ready-to-play Emperor of Darkness Structure Deck is filled with some of the most imposing Monsters ever made, and they demand Tribute! Monarchs are high-Level monsters that unleash their devastating elemental powers when Tributes are offered to Summon them. Players can strike a dynamic combo using the mighty Erebus the Underworld Monarch with new support cards like Eidos the Underworld Squire or The Prime Monarch to thwart an opponent’s strategy and reinforce their Deck. In addition to this 41-card Deck, Duelists can add a brand-new Token card to their collection (MSRP: $9.99 per Deck).

Press Release: Konami Shows Announces New Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament Series

August 20, 2015

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is pleased to announce an exciting new tournament series for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) debuting August 22 – 23, 2015 at the very first Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational in the Philadelphia Convention Center. The Ultimate Duelist Series (UDS) will give Duelists an opportunity to play competitively year round.

“We have been eager to provide our Official Tournament Stores a platform that encourages players to visit stores in order to keep honing their skills outside of our current tournament season. The Ultimate Duelist Series accomplishes that and more and is a perfect complement to our other Organized Play programs already in place,” said Yumi Hoashi, Vice President of Card Business at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “And now Duelists will be able to play competitively all year, win exclusive prizes, and earn points – it’s a win-win!”

The UDS will run two seasons per year, a Winter Season and a Summer Season, and each season will culminate in an Ultimate Duelist Invitational. In order to earn a spot at an Invitational, Duelists will have to earn a certain amount of Ultimate Duelist Series Points by competing in the many Official Tournament Store level and Premier-level tournaments that award these Points. Because the UDS is tied in to the many levels of KONAMI’s Official Organized Play programs, Duelists will be collecting points from many of the Organized Play programs they’re already participating in – and all-new collectible prizing for the tournament series adds another, unique level to the competition. Duelists will also be delighted to find that the UDS prize structure and variety of prizes all tie together.

For more detailed information on the Ultimate Duelist Series including dates, locations, rules and formats please visit http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist

Press Release: Barrett Arthur Keys is Crowned Top Duelist at Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Bogota

April 26, 2015

Duelists from across the Americas and the globe descended upon Colombia to wage epic card battles at this past weekend’s Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Bogota event. Inspired Duelists of every age participated in the premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) event, presented by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), ready to show off their impressive Dueling skills for the chance to be crowned the YCS Champion. In the end, it was Barrett Arthur Keys from North Hollywood, CA, United States who outpaced the field to claim the coveted title of YCS Champion and Dragon Duel Champion Owen Lopez Garcia from Bogota, Colombia who took home the Dragon Duel Champion’s title.

The city of Bogota put its best foot forward as it hosted Yu-Gi-Oh! players from across the region who battled throughout the two-day tournament. The YCS events are amazing platforms for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelists wanting to assess the latest big-match strategies and card combinations against their opponents. Throughout the weekend, many in the field of players showed refined skills and a splash of luck, but it was the elite players that emerged to win top honors.

Keys confidently battled his way into Sunday’s Top 16 Draft with his own first-rate Nekroz Deck. Then, after three rounds of Single Elimination with their newly drafted Decks from Battle Pack 3: Monster League, it came down to an exciting playoff with 2010 World Champion Galileo de Obaldia from La Chorrera, Panama. Keys’ combination of precise play and smart risk-taking helped earn him the title of YCS Bogota Champion.

In addition to the title of YCS Champion, Keys returned home with a stellar set of prizes that included a YCS Championship Trophy, an Ultra Rare YCS Ascension Sky Dragon Prize Card, an exclusive YCS Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament!

In the Dragon Duel, an event for Duelists born in 2002 or later, Owen Lopez Garcia used his Sealed Deck all of the way to the Championship. Garcia picked up some great prizes, including an invitation to their 2015 World Championship Dragon Duel Qualifier tournament.

Press Release: Stephen Jesus De Lara Wins Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Chicago

April 19, 2015

Duelists from across North America descended on the Mid-West ready to wage epic card battles at this past weekend’s Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) Chicago event. Inspired Duelists of every age participated in the premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME event, presented by KONAMI, ready to show off their impressive Dueling skills for the chance to be crowned the YCS Champion. In the end, it was Stephen Jesus De Lara from Santa Ana, California who outpaced the field to claim the coveted title of YCS Champion and Michael Sakowicz from Naperville, Illinois who took home the Dragon Duel Champion’s title.

Chicago continues to shine as one of the best places to host enthusiastic Yu-Gi-Oh! players from across the nation as it is in close proximity to the downtown area and minutes from two major airports. Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events are amazing platforms for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelists wanting to assess the latest big match strategies and card combinations against their opponents. Throughout the weekend, many in the field of players showed refined skills and a splash of luck, but it was the elite players that emerged to win top honors.

De Lara confidently battled his way into Sunday’s Top 16 Draft with his own first-rate Nekroz Deck. Then, after three rounds of Single Elimination with their newly-drafted Decks from Battle Pack 3: Monster League, it came down to an exciting playoff with Barrett Keys from North Hollywood, California. De Lara combination of precise play and smart risk-taking helped earn him the title of YCS Chicago Champion.

In addition to the title of YCS Champion, De Lara returned home with a stellar set of prizes that included a YCS Championship Trophy, an Ultra Rare YCS Ascension Sky Dragon Prize Card, an exclusive YCS Top Cut Game Mat, a PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and an invitation and paid travel to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament!

In the Dragon Duel, an event for Duelists born in 2002 or later, Sakowicz used his Sealed Deck then switched to his HERO Deck in the final matchup to beat Jackson Sayre, from Lindenhurst, Illinois, in a head-to-head playoff. Sakowicz picked up some great prizes, including an invitation to the 2015 World Championship Dragon Duel Qualifier tournament.