Press Release: Watch Out This April as an Epic Battle Looms Between Technology and Tyrannos in Newest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

April 4, 2017

Duelists can participate in the ultimate battle between man-made monstrosities and the greatest predators nature has ever produced when Konami unleashes the Machine Reactor Structure Deck and Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck on April 14 for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

The Machine Reactor Structure Deck uses the popular “Gadget” series of monsters, most recently seen in Movie Pack Gold Edition, while new cards like Ancient Gear Hunting Hound and Ancient Gear Howitzer from Raging Tempest shook the rust off “Ancient Gears.” The Machine Reactor Structure Deck takes both themes to new heights with Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon, a 3000 ATK boss monster that powers up with help from Gadgets and Ancient Gears. Meanwhile two new search cards keep your Deck running like clockwork: Ancient Gear Wyvern and Ancient Gear Catapult.

Not to be outdone, the Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck provides the ultimate Dueling experience with powerful new Dinosaur-Types that devour their own for powerful effects. Souleating Oviraptor searches a player’s Deck when it hits the table, and helps Duelists make quick Special Summons. Feed them new support monsters like Petiteranodon to make even more Special Summons, or keep Dinos sated with Jurraegg Token and other cards, using the new Lost World Field Spell. Ultimate Conductor Tyranno can attack every opposing monster, shifting battle positions and burning an opponent for damage when it wipes the field.

Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck is also adept at Summoning multiple Dinosaurs of the same Level at the same time, and most of those monsters are Level 4, which makes this Deck a perfect fit for Xyz Summoning!

Each Structure Deck comes with a 41-card Main Deck and one Token Card for a total of 42 cards. MSRP: $9.99 per Deck.

Each Machine Reactor Structure Deck contains:
36 Common cards
3 Super Rare cardsmov
2 Ultra Rare cards
1 Ancient Gear Token
1 Beginner’s Guide
1 double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Each Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck contains:
36 Common cards
3 Super Rare cards
1 Jurraegg Token
1 Beginner’s Guide
1 double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

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Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows

March 30, 2017

Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows is a cooperative dice based battle game from Japanime Games, Arclight Games, and Kadokawa.  You can order it through Kickstarter right now.

The game has each player chooses one of six characters from the series and team up with others to face challenges of <<Aincrad>>.  You roll dice and use your character’s “Sword Skills” together to win.  The game is very short and easy to learn.

There are only two reward levels for this project, Standard Game and Deluxe Game.  The Standard Game (for $25 pledge) is the basic game.  The Deluxe Game (for $35 pledge) is the game but with upgraded foil cards and a special edition box.  Add-Ons are available to buy extra copies of the game, both standard and deluxe.

The game has already reached its $10,000 goal (in a few hours) and now is over $30,000.  There are no stretch goals listed, but if they do want to add them might I suggest more character cards, more scenarios, and maybe some fancy new dice.  Just what I would like.

This is one for Sword Art Online fans, and I do believe there are a few of those.

Japanime Games is dedicated to bringing you the finest games from Japan and beyond! It’s our goal to import and translate the best games from Asia to bring those great games to a wider audience. Our games feature some of the finest art that can be found along with engaging gameplay and quality components. We are committed to great customer service and have hundreds of thousands of happy customers.

Arclight Games publishes excellent Japanese Games including Barbarossa (2010), El Alamein (2010), Dynamite Nurse Returns (2011), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition (2014), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition: Jaeger (2015), Tank Hunter 2nd Edition: Commander (2015)

KADOKAWA is publishing a wide range of books and content, including but not limited to novels, light novels, comics, business books, practical books, and children’s books.As one of the leading publishers of light novels and comics in Japan. Also as a pioneer of the media mix method of making films and animations based on books and comics, we will accelerate the development of high quality content through various medias.

Press Release: Konami Entertainment Brings Its New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Products To Gama Trade Show

March 20, 2017

Returning sponsor Konami is excited to share its 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product portfolio at the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) annual trade show March 13-17 at Bally’s Event Center in Las Vegas. KONAMI will showcase products scheduled to be released later this year in booth #206 and conduct two seminars during the show.

“Out of the gate, 2017 has been a hugely successful year and we are looking forward to continued growth. Our new Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME products, combined with our growing Organized Play programs and fan base, have set the stage for a great year ahead,” said Yumi Hoashi, Senior Vice President, Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With a growing and loyal consumer base, we are excited to share our newest product release schedule with our hobby partners as we remain dedicated to developing products that bring excitement to both new players and competitive Duelists.”

KONAMI will host two seminars, one on March 14 at 11 a.m. and one on March 15 at 11 a.m. During the first seminar, the company will outline their Official Tournament Store (OTS) Program, with a focus on store benefits and Organized Play programs. The second seminar will focus on a brand new game mechanic, Link Summoning, being introduced to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG this summer. For more information on KONAMI’s extensive Organized Play programs, including opportunities for new players to learn how to play the game, go to http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html.

Sure to draw in players wanting more of January’s Raging Tempest booster set, KONAMI launches Raging Tempest Special Edition on March 17. This Special Edition brings Zoodiacs, Shinobirds, and Windwitches back for an encore! Cards like Zoodiac Ratpier, That Grass Looks Greener, and Sea Monster of Theseus reshaped the tournament scene, and the Special Edition offers another chance to add them to your collection with three booster packs of Raging Tempest, one of two Super Rare Cards from the upcoming Maximum Crisis booster set, either Zoodiac Kataroost or Baobaboon, plus one of two variant Super Rare Cards, either Number 22: Zombiestein or Masked HERO Blast – all for less than what it would cost to buy three individual booster packs. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Rounding out the month, players and retailers alike can expect great things from Duelist Saga when it releases on March 31 where secret histories and ancient powers are revealed! This special set of 100 cards, all using a new, different Ultra Rare technology, features cards from all five incarnations of Yu-Gi-Oh! The 40 new cards in Duelist Saga are a mix of cards from the manga series, the animated series, and cards inspired by some of the coolest monsters and concepts from each series! Bakura’s Diabound Kernel is made real, and the Sacred Beasts of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated TV series get new support! Cards used by Mai, Yuya, and Yusei all make appearances as well.

Duelist Saga also has 60 more cards that span the entirety of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history, featuring memorable cards from the various series. Each box contains three mini-packs of five cards each, for a total of 15 cards per box: nine new cards and six previously available cards. MSRP: $14.99 per box.

KONAMI introduces Machine Reactor Structure Deck and Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck on April 14, just in time for the busy Easter shopping season. The Machine Reactor Structure Deck uses the popular “Gadget” series of monsters, most recently seen in Movie Pack Gold Edition, to power up gargantuan “Ancient Gear” monsters. The Dinosmasher’s Fury Structure Deck is adept at Summoning multiple Dinosaurs of the same Level at the same time, and most of those monsters are Level 4, which makes this Deck a perfect fit for Xyz Summoning! Each Structure Deck comes with a 40-card Main Deck and one Token Card for a total of 41 cards. MSRP: $9.99 per Deck.

For stores wanting to help get Duelists tournament ready, the Maximum Crisis booster set releases May 5. This all-new 100-card booster set is the climax of the 2016-2017 Dueling season, introducing three new themes as well as bold new cards for a wide variety of popular Decks like Performapal, Speedroid, Phantom Knights, Zoodiac, and more. Pendulum Summoning will undergo its final evolution in Maximum Crisis with a pair of Pendulum Monsters with Scales of 0 and 13, opening up the ability to Pendulum Summon monsters of any Level in any Deck! But that’s not the only type of Summoning that’s evolving. Following up on February’s Fusion Enforcers set, Maximum Crisis introduces a new Fusion Summoning Spell Card that lets players keep their Fusion Monster while giving back the monsters they just fused together! Maximum Crisis contains 100 cards: 48 Commons, 20 Rares, 14 Super Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, and 8 Secret Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per pack.

Additionally, Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians will be on store shelves May 26. Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians is a collection of cards used by heroes, Jack, Kite and Alexis, in their original incarnations from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on their journey through the Synchro, Xyz and Fusion Dimensions. It also includes new cards that they use in Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V and brand-new cards for popular ARC-V strategies like Performapals, Speedroids, Frightfurs and Raidraptors that players won’t find anywhere else. The Duelist Pack: Dimensional Guardians set has 45 cards: 22 commons, 10 Rares, 6 Super Rares and 7 Ultra Rares. MSRP: $1.99 per pack.

Helping retailers and Duelists gear up for the summer tournament season, KONAMI introduces two new products in June. First, on June 9, players can maximize their Deck potential with Maximum Crisis Special Edition. Each box comes with three packs of Maximum Crisis, one of two variant foil cards, and one of two foil preview cards of non-foil cards from the upcoming Summer 2017 booster set. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

On June 23, the Pendulum Evolution Special Booster set is released to stores nationwide. This set features magicians with the might of dragons and sorcerers that defy the laws of nature. Players can also witness the magnificent and mystifying results of Pendulum Summoning’s final evolution! Pendulum Evolution features powerful new Pendulum Monsters that can either stand on their own or in the service of that dreaded dragon, the Dominator of Dimensions itself, Supreme King Z-ARC (from Maximum Crisis). This all-foil set includes a mix of Ultra Rare and Super Rare cards, features several new cards plus dozens of the most popular cards from the Pendulum Monster era of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V animated TV series. MSRP: $3.99 per pack.

Duelists of all experience and skill levels will want to learn about Link Monsters, the newest type of monster to join the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Starter Deck 2017*, releasing in July, can be played right out of the box, includes three Link Monsters, and teaches Duelists how to Link Summon – a vital skill in the new era of Dueling! MSRP: $9.99 per box.

* Please note that the title is subject to change.

Press Release: Bushiroad Unveils Plans for 2017 at The GAMA Trade Show

March 19, 2017

Bushiroad presented a slew of major announcements at the GAMA Trade Show 2017. Besides updates on events and each of the existing English edition trading card games; Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight, Bushiroad also gave attendees a first glimpse of their new trading card game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy–.

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Cardfight!! Vanguard celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and a Critical Trigger Pack Campaign will be held to kick off the festivities. In the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard G Booster Pack 10: Raging Clash of the Blade Fangs, a purchase of six packs will entitle one to an exclusive Foil Critical Trigger PR pack. A total of 26 types will be available.

Future Card Buddyfight

The Future Card Buddyfight animation series will embark on its fourth season titled “Future Card Buddyfight X”, with new adventures for the protagonist Gao Mikado and his friends. Fans of the English dubbing will also be delighted to know that English dub episodes will be returning for the new season. The English subtitled episodes will start airing on the 1st of April while the English dub episodes will be available from the 15th of April.

Channel Region Time
YouTube All except Japan Saturdays, 8.30am (JST)
OKTO Singapore (Starts May 14th) Sundays, 10.00am (SGT)

Weiss Schwarz

Bushiroad also announced the animation titles featured in upcoming English edition Weiss Schwarz products from April to July of 2017.

On April 28, 2017, characters from the animation “Sword Art Online” will return to the Weiss Schwarz stage with the upcoming Re: Edit release consisting of both new and popular cards from previous expansions. An “Accel・World” Trial Deck and Booster Pack will also be launched on May 19, 2017. Last but not least, June and July 2017 marks the time highly anticipated titles, “Persona 5” and “BanG Dream!” join the Weiss Schwarz product lineup.

Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy–

Apart from updates on the existing games, Bushiroad also unveiled the new English exclusive game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy– at the GAMA Trade Show. It is a strategic trading card game with unique mechanics that involve the use of dice within gameplay. The art style and setting of the game are also notable for their departure from Bushiroad’s flagship games. Dragoborne is set to be released on August 4, 2017.

Vanguard & Buddyfight Grand Festival 2017

The “Vanguard & Buddyfight Ultra Big Card Fes!!!” is an annual event held in Tokyo, Japan, featuring the trading card games, Cardfight!! Vanguard and Future Card Buddyfight. This year, the event will be renamed as the “Vanguard & Buddyfight Grand Festival” and travel out of Japan for the first time to debut in California, USA.

Attendees of the event will also be able to purchase certain products such as the Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 14, Cardfight!! Vanguard G Clan Booster Vol. 5 and Buddyfight X Booster Pack Vol. 2 ahead of everyone else. There will also be an exciting lineup of card game tournaments, special guests, exclusive merchandise and promotional goods. Event tickets will be available online and in stores on March 31, 2017. More details of the event will be revealed soon.

Bushiroad Championship Series 2017

The Bushiroad Championship Series 2017 (BCS2017) is Bushiroad’s new international tournament series for their existing English edition Trading Card Games. This year, the Regional Championships will be held at over 30 locations worldwide. A fully sponsored invitation to the World Finals in Japan will also be awarded to every champion of a main tournament at the Regional Championships. An estimated number of 120 players will be flying to Japan, and this should mark the highest attendance for an English edition World Finals since the launch of an international tournament circuit.

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Bushiroad Inc. is AN Entertainment company known for developing Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Detective Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz and other card games, promotional items, smartphone applications around the world.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

Press Release: Spring into the Past With Three New Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Releases

March 14, 2017

Dueling moments frozen in time reach their melting point, as three new releases bring a spring thaw to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami brings you the latest and greatest with three hot new products this month: Star Pack – Battle Royal, Raging Tempest Special Edition and Duelist Saga.

Players can begin to warm up on March 10 starting with Star Pack – Battle Royal. Star Pack – Battle Royal contains some of the most popular cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V animated TV series, giving Duelists easy access to Fightfur Fusion, Yosenjus’ Secret Move, Bloom Diva the Melodious Choir, and more. Each pack contains three randomly distributed cards from a set of 50 cards, 49 of which are available as Commons and 1 Starfoil only card (all 49 Commons are also available as Starfoils). MSRP: $0.99 per pack.

On March 17, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG gets even hotter with Raging Tempest Special Edition. Building on its January release of the Raging Tempest booster set, the Special Edition brings Zoodiacs, Shinobirds, and Windwitches back for an encore! Cards like Zoodiac Ratpier, That Grass Looks Greener, and Sea Monster of Theseus reshaped the tournament scene, and the Special Edition offers another chance to add them to your collection with three booster packs of Raging Tempest, one of two Super Rare Cards from the upcoming Maximum Crisis booster set, either Zoodiac Kataroost or Baobaboon, plus one of two variant Super Rare Cards, either Number 22: Zombiestein or Masked HERO Blast – all for less than what it would cost to buy three individual booster packs. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Secret histories and ancient powers are revealed on March 31 with Duelist Saga. This special set of 100 cards, all using a new, different Ultra Rare technology, features cards from all five incarnations of Yu-Gi-Oh! The 40 new cards in Duelist Saga are a mix of cards from the manga series, the animated series, and cards inspired by some of the coolest monsters and concepts from each series! Bakura’s Diabound Kernel is made real, and the Sacred Beasts of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated TV series get new support! Cards used by Mai, Yuya, and Yusei all make appearances as well.

Duelist Saga also has 60 more cards that span the entirety of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s history, featuring memorable cards from the various series. Each box contains three mini-packs of five cards each, for a total of 15 cards per box: nine new cards and six previously-available cards. MSRP: $14.99 per box.

Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment Introduces World Qualifying Points to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

March 2, 2017

Konami is thrilled to announce a change to earning invitations to the 2017 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championship! In previous years, Duelists would earn invitations to the World Championship solely by their performance at their World Championship Qualifier (WCQ). For 2017, not only will top-performing Duelists continue to earn invitations to the World Championship at their WCQ, but Duelists that compete and do well at events throughout the course of the Dueling season can now receive “World Qualifying Points” to earn an invitation to the World Championship.

For the 2016-2017 Dueling season, players will receive World Qualifying Points if they earned a WCQ invite from a qualifying event, such as Regional Qualifiers, Dragon Duels, OTS Championships, Nationals in Latin America, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series. Players that make the Top Cut at the WCQ will also earn World Qualifying Points. World Qualifying Points are awarded based on the total number of invites awarded at that event. For example, at a Regional Qualifier that awards 32 WCQ invites, the Duelist who comes in 1st place will earn 32 points, the 2nd place Duelist will earn 31 points, and so on, down to the 32nd place Duelist who will earn 1 point. World Qualifying Points will be given retroactively for any event that qualified Duelists for their 2017 WCQ. (These points are separate from any other points earned to qualify for other KONAMI Organized Play events, i.e. Ultimate Duelist Series points used to qualify Duelists for the UDS Invitational.)

For the 2017 North American WCQ, the Top 4 Duelists at the end of the playoff rounds will earn invitations to the World Championship. The remaining 3 North American Duelists who will earn invitations to the World Championship will be determined via the World Qualifying Points list. At the conclusion of the North American WCQ, the top 2 World Qualifying Points-earners from the United States and the top World Qualifying Points-earner from Canada who did not already finish in the Top 4 of the WCQ, will earn an invitation to the 2017 World Championship. For Latin America, the top World Qualifying Points-earner of the 2016-2017 Dueling season, along with the Top Duelist from the Central American WCQ and the Top Duelist from the South American WCQ, will earn an invitation to the World Championship.

Now, even more Duelists will need to believe in the ‘heart of the cards’ throughout the Dueling season for a chance to clash against Duelists from around the world with hopes of being crowned the next Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Champion!

 

Press Release: Shadowverse Shakes Up CCG With Street Fighter V Collaboration

February 28, 2017

Japanese game developer Cygames has announced a collaboration with CAPCOM that will see characters from Street Fighter V appear in its hit collectible card game Shadowverse.

Starting this Spring, gamers worldwide will be able to get their hands on Street Fighter V themed character skins and card sleeves in Shadowverse, adding extra punch to the deep strategic gameplay on offer in Japan’s leading CCG.

The following Street Fighter V characters will appear in Shadowverse (listed with their in-game character class):

Cammy (Forestcraft)
Chun Li (Swordcraft)
Juri (Runecraft)
Ryu (Dragoncraft)
M. Bison (Shadowcraft)
Vega (Bloodcraft)
Karin (Havencraft)

With seven unique hero classes to choose from and vibrant real-time multiplayer battles, there’s a fresh challenge in every game of Shadowverse–and now extra punch.

Please note that although Shadowverse is free to download and play, the Street Fighter V related content may require additional in-game purchases, and the final details of the collaboration may be subject to change. Final details about the collaboration will be unveiled on Shadowverse.com and via the in-game newsfeed.

For more information, please contact pressrelease_info@Cygames.co.jp.

About Shadowverse

The next evolution in the collectible card game (CCG) genre, Shadowverse features a wealth of both single-player and competitive multiplayer content, and a multitude of beautifully illustrated cards.

The game has been downloaded over 6 million times and was described as “2016’s standout digital CCG” by SuperData Research. It features seven fully-voiced interweaving campaign stories, over 600 cards that players can use to craft devastating decks, and the ability to unlock the full potential of your favorite cards by “evolving” them mid-battle for a truly gripping strategy experience.

Shadowverse is currently available on PC via Steam, on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. For more information about the game, visit Shadowverse.com or contact pressrelease_info@Cygames.co.jp

Press Release: Winter Brings a Raging Tempest and Blistering Cold Fusions, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

February 13, 2017

New forces pierce the winter chill! Two new booster packs bring both new forces and new reinforcements for a flurry of monster themes in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, as Konami unleashes Raging Tempest and Fusion Enforcers, along with a trio of accessories inspired by the theatrical feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions!

Enter the vortex February 10 with Raging Tempest. This 100-card booster set is anchored by the new Zoodiac monsters, a bestial incarnation of the Chinese zodiac and maybe the strongest Xyz Monster theme ever seen, ready to plow through the tournament scene the moment it’s released. Other big guns in Raging Tempest include Sea Monster of Theseus, the first-ever monster that’s both a Fusion Monster and a Tuner Monster, and Spell Card That Grass Looks Greener with unprecedented potential to get cards out of your Deck to where you can use them. Shinobirds mix Ritual Summoning and Spirit Monsters, the Crystrons return to swerve your Synchro Summons, and the SPYRAL and Subterror themes get shocking new abilities.

The Raging Tempest booster set contains 100 cards: 48 Commons, 20 Rares, 14 Super Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, and 8 Secret Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per pack.

The comeback continues! Fusion Monsters made their mark on tournaments in 2016, and now they’re getting their own booster set with Fusion Enforcers. The new “Invoked” monster theme centers on Aleister the Invoker, who uses new Spells and Traps like Invocation and Omega Summon to Summon and re-Summon any of seven incredible new Fusion Monsters. After laying roots in Invasion: Vengeance, the Predaplants arrive en masse in Fusion Enforcers, with a terrifying new Deck filled with monster-eating Plants. And what happens when the fuzzy-friendly Fluffals say “no more”? Frightfur Kraken erupts from the Dueling depths! This fluff-filled monstrosity can attack twice per turn or drag a monster straight to the Graveyard, and you can string together your Fusion Summons to use it again and again.

Fusion Enforcers releases February 24 with 60 cards: 40 Super Rares and 20 Secret Rares. MSRP: 3.99 per pack.

Three new accessory products with art from the theatrical feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions release this Friday, February 17. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Card Sleeves are tournament legal, premium quality high-gloss sleeves with iconic artwork from the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! film. MSRP: $3.99 per 50-sleeve pack.

Additionally, Duelists on the go can slip their Deck into a new Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Card Case. Large enough to hold a Main Deck, Extra Deck and Side Deck, it’s made of sturdy material, includes a card divider, and comes with a Velcro closure. MSRP: $4.99 per case.

Still not enough storage? Duelists can keep and display cards in the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio also featuring movie art. A secure side-loading 10-page portfolio, each page has 9 pockets per page, holding up to 180 cards. MSRP: $9.99 per portfolio.

Press Release: Konami Rings in 2017 with Two New Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Products

January 5, 2017

Well I am back to posting things here after working through some things about myself.  I hope to actually do some more with it too.

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) players will have plenty of reason to celebrate the new year when Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. (KONAMI) releases two new products this month: Movie Pack Gold Edition and Pendulum Domination Structure Deck. Duelists nationwide will say “cheers!” to a new year of casual games and tournaments as they delve into these two must-have products.

There’s no better way to celebrate the January 27 release of the new feature-length film, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, than by bringing home the monsters used by the stars on the silver screen with the Movie Pack Gold Edition, in stores January 13. From Kaiba’s Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon to Yugi’s Apple Magician Girl and the menacing Aigami’s Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord, Movie Pack Gold Edition includes all the movie-exclusive cards fans need to recreate film-based Decks of their favorite heroes or villains.

The cards for Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks and Dark Magician Decks are fully compatible with the cards from Shining Victories and The Dark Illusion, as well as Structure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba. More cards used by Yugi and Kaiba can be found in Legendary Decks II and Dragons of Legend -Unleashed-. Plus, exclusive to this release, each Movie Pack Gold Edition comes with a Gold Secret Rare Krystal Dragon or Duza the Meteor Cubic Vessel. Fans will also be treated to either Dark Magician or Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Yugi and Kaiba’s signature monsters, appearing as Gold Secret Rares for the first time!

Each card in this 57-card set uses Gold Rare technology to give them that glamorous Hollywood look from yesteryear, and each Movie Pack Gold Edition contains three 5-card packs in a flat rarity system (all cards are equally rare) for $9.99 MSRP per box.

Duelists who have made a New Year’s resolution to buckle down and win each match need to pick-up the Pendulum Domination Structure Deck on January 20 as their first move. This 43-card Deck is all about planning and executing the perfect strategy for every Duel and gives Duelists full command of Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Monsters by employing a unique Pendulum Summoning strategy based around “D/D” monsters and “Dark Contract” cards.

“Dark Contract” cards allow players to put the pieces of the puzzle in place by moving “D/D” monsters to a player’s hand, field, or even to Pendulum Zones. These cards can even give monsters a massive ATK boost, prevent interference from Trap Cards, or break the basic rules of Fusion Summoning. In addition, the Pendulum Domination Structure Deck includes reusable “D/D” Tuner monsters for Synchro Summoning, and Spell Cards that let players Fusion Summon every single turn or even use monsters in a player’s Graveyard as Fusion Material.

With all these new “D/D” monsters, Duelists who were lucky enough to get the 2016 Mega-Tins can now unleash the maximum potential of D/D/D Flame King Genghis and D/D/D Gust King Alexander to create even more exciting and powerful card combinations, and those are just some of the many “D/D” cards from the 2016 Mega-Tin Mega-Packs. Plus, “D/D” Pendulum Monsters can also be found in The Dark Illusion, and players can expect even more new cards that will enhance this strategy in upcoming 2017 products. Pendulum Domination Structure Deck contains 43 cards: 38 Commons, 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide for $9.99 MSRP per box.

Duelists can watch a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V every Sunday on Nicktoons – check local listings for times. In addition, 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 can be seen on www.yugioh.com in the United States. 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! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About KONAMI
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI’s software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at http://www.Konami.com. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at http://www.Konami.com.

Press Release: ‘Force Of Will’ Adds New Fixed Card Set

October 20, 2016

Force of Will, Inc, will release the Fixed Card Set -Vingolf 3 Ruler All Stars on February 10.

Many favorite heroes and villains return with this set,  fighting to be Ruler All Stars. The dragon masters of the magic stones have summoned champions of old to participate in a new challenge. Players can choose their dragon ruler, and join the fight to see if they can reach the level of Ruler All Stars.

The set contains 100 kinds of cards including 5 kinds of J/Rulers (new cards), 5 kinds of Magic stones (new cards), 10 kinds of Special Magic stones (new cards) 25 kinds of Additons & Chants (reprints) and 55 kinds of Resonators (with multi attributes). There are 20 sets per case, and 225 cards per set.

This release will follow December’s Force of Will: Lapis Cluster 2  – Legacy Lost.

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Force of Will, Inc. has announced an omnibus movie project for its Force of Will trading card game, currently titled Force of Will the Movie.

The announcement was made at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The film will be composed of six 15-minute shorts following various themes, and will be released in 2018.

The six shorts will be:

  • Cthulthu, Director: Shuuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul), by Yamato Works
  • Monkey King, Director: Yuuichirou Hayashi (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin), by TWR Entertainment
  • Zombie, Director: Shinya Sugai (CG Director, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis), by Sublimation
  • Pinocchio, Director: Kouta Morie (CG Animation, Koi* Sento)
  • Raam: The Bridge to Lanka, Director: Veerapatra Jinanavin, by RiFF Studio
  • Dragon, Director, Character Design: Makiko Suzuki (Key Animation, Karigurashi no Arrietty), by GranSky Studios

The popular trading card game was launched in 2012 in Japan, and is now distributed worldwide.