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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.