Rise of the Duelist is set to dispel the dog days of Summer for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans on August 7th, 2020!
Yugi’s Gaia the Dragon Champion strategy has been remastered for the modern age! Classic cards like Gaia the Fierce Knight, Catapult Turtle, and more take on new forms in service of a new form of Gaia the Dragon Champion that stacks an extra 2600 ATK on to itself every time it wins a battle and can expend exactly that much ATK to destroy any card on the field without a fight!
New Noble Knights rise from the pages of history! The “Infernoble Knights” are a fast Synchro Summoning strategy that burns through their Equip Spells for immediate benefits, then brings them back to the field and dares the opponent to destroy the monster they’re equipped to. “Infernoble Knight” monsters are also “Noble Knight” monsters, so you can use existing cards like Heritage of the Chalice to make your Deck even stronger! Don’t forget Infernoble Knight – Renaud and Infernoble Knight – Roland from Toon Chaos – you’ll need them if you want to maximize your firepower.
Many powerful Spell and Trap Cards! Unleash a new “Forbidden” Quick-Play Spell that can negate the effects of and halve the ATK of an entire field’s worth of monsters or a Normal Spell that lets you retaliate against your opponent’s disruptive monster effects by choosing from the effects of Pot of Greed, Change of Heart, or The Forceful Sentry.
On top of all that, you can even find:
- A powerful new “Chaos” Synchro Monster
- A brand-new anti-Extra Deck Spellcaster theme
- New cards for the “Rikka” and “Adamancipator” themes from Secret Slayers
- New cards for the “Mathmech” and “Dragonmaid” themes from Mystic Fighters
- 20 previously unavailable cards from overseas promotions, pack-ins, and more!
The Rise of the Duelist booster set contains 100 new cards: 50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rares
10 Secret Rares
Konami and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game team have announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC for March 28-29 has been postponed indefinitely.
Below is Konami’s full statement and where further updates can be found.
Every year, we at KONAMI take great pleasure in hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series to bring together fans from all over the world to share their passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME; simultaneously, we also place the health and safety of our players, fans and staff as a top priority. In an abundance of caution relating to the developing situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC on March 28-29, indefinitely.
We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience for our players who were planning to attend, judges who were preparing for the event, fans who were looking to keep an eye on the coverage, and everyone else who may be affected as a result. We continue to closely monitor the situation that is developing daily and will provide updates on the rescheduling of this event, as well as the status of future events as they become available. These updates will be posted to our website incorporated within each respective event’s FAQs, which can be found at: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html.
We will also share details on the rescheduling of YCS Charlotte and updates for other upcoming events as they become available via our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG social media channels:
Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and future events are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for updates.
We thank all our Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans and Duelists for their patience and understanding during this time.
It’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX fan’s greatest dream come true! After years of needing their own individual Decks to survive, the three Sacred Beasts have been united under a single banner in Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts!
Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts includes more ways than ever to Summon the three Sacred Beasts! Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder and Uria, Lord of Searing Flames each receive cards that modify their Summoning requirements to make them easier to fulfill and help you mount a second or third strike if the first isn’t enough. Alternatively, you can skip those requirements altogether with a new monster that can be Tributed to Summon any of the three Sacred Beasts from your hand and then banished from the Graveyard to add the dominating Fallen Paradise Field Spell to your hand!
In addition to increasing your access to the Sacred
Beasts and your ability to Summon them, Structure
Deck: Sacred Beasts also increases the dominance of Sacred Beasts once they
reach the field! You’ll be able to double Raviel,
Lord of Phantasms ATK to 8000 and crush all your opponent’s monsters in a
single Battle Phase, negateyour opponent’s Spell/Trap
effects while you control Hamon, Lord of
Striking Thunder in Attack Position,
and do a little creative accounting to power up Uria, Lord of Searing Flames far beyond its natural limitations.
Of course, it’s not enough to just command multiple
Sacred Beasts throughout the course of a Duel. The truest form of Dueling
dominance is to control multiple Sacred Beasts at the same time, and Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts rewards
you for doing so! Control 2 or more at the same time, and a brand-new Trap Card
will negate the activated effects of every monster your opponent controls.
Sacred Beasts contains 46 cards total (44-card Main Deck, 2-card Extra
Deck) as well as 2 different Token Cards:
5 Ultra Rares
3 Super Rares
2 Token Cards
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is proud to present attendees of this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) with a thrilling spread of experiences! Drop by to sample different aspects of the cultural phenomenon that is the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, from convention-exclusive merchandise and video game demos, to friendly competition and cool prizes! Whether you’re a seasoned Dueling veteran, a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series or just a curious newcomer, booth #1321 is the place to be all weekend long from October 3 to October 6.
The KONAMI booth is always a popular place for NYCC attendees with plenty to do for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, and this year is no exception! Attendees will find a wealth of fun activities and attractions, including…
- Green Screen Photo Booth: Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card where you can choose from different card backgrounds and Dueling legends or the 2019 NYCC logo – suitable for use during Duels!
- Con Exclusive Game Mat: Take a trip to the retail counter to pick up the 2019 New York Comic Con Exclusive Game Mat! Available for $30 USD (including sales tax), this year’s Game Mat features signature monsters wielded by the biggest rivals from Yu-Gi-Oh!’s first three series: Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Chazz’s Armed Dragon LV10, and Jack Atlas’ Red Dragon Archfiend!
Exclusive Game Mat for 2019 New York Comic Con
- Retail: Duel fans looking to pick up some of the year’s biggest releases will find plenty of them at the KONAMI booth, with some of the latest and greatest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products available all weekend long. Recent hits like Structure Deck: Rokket Revolt, Fists of the Gadgets, Rising Rampage Special Edition, Legendary Duelists: Immortal Destiny, the 2019 Gold Sarcophagus Tin plus many more will be available for purchase, all while supplies last!
- Game Demos for New Players: Curious about Dueling? Attendees are invited to pull up a chair and learn how to play in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG or Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel demonstration! Learn from one of our dedicated experts and you’ll get to score a show exclusive coupon good for a free gift with purchase, just for completing your demo!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: With over 90 million downloads, the blockbuster Yu-Gi-Oh! gaming app has become a worldwide phenomenon on iOS, Android and PC Steam. Show attendees will get to try out new gameplay from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, a brand-new game world! And every participant gets a special Token to redeem for a chance at one of dozens of different Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution: Visitors to the booth can experience the smash hit Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the Nintendo Switch™, featuring more than 9000 cards and countless moments from the animated series. All participants receive a special Token to redeem for one of many Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!
Attendees looking for some friendly competition can find public event tournaments right in the KONAMI booth! Drop by Thursday to Sunday for 2020 Regional Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournaments (Friday & Saturday only), Speed Duel Starter and Constructed Deck tournaments, Duel Links tournaments, Win-A-Mat and Structure Deck tournaments, and even a chance to Duel the Master, where you can take on one of our Master Duelists for a chance to win exclusive tournament packs! Dragon Duel Tournaments for children born 2006 or later will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The best part? Entry is free for all NYCC attendees, so make sure to bring your best constructed Deck! Check out the FAQs for more information.
San Diego Comic-Con is underway and we’ve got lots of coverage coming your way. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram (links at the top of the site) where you can see news from the show!
While you await more going on, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Kotaku – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Is A Couch Co-Op Superhero Party – We’re so excited to play this!
Kotaku – Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Apologizes After Criticizing The Current Japanese Government – Flop the vote!
Newsarama – Random House Graphic Reveals 2020 Launch Titles – Some good titles there.
AIPT! – Blade Runner 2019 #1
CBR – Coffin Bound #1
CBR – Collapser #1
AIPT! – Ghost Tree #4
AIPT! – The Punisher Annual #1
Talking Comics – Unearth #1
Nothing frightens opponents quite like summoning Blue-Eyes White Dragon who attacks with incredible power, along with uncontrolled ferocity and aggressive dragon strikes.
Or perhaps Dark Magician Girl is more your speed. Her spells are not to be taken lightly.
Of course, you’re going to need a duelist to wield these two powerful monsters and few duelists are stronger than rivals Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba.
Giant monsters! Powerful magic! Collect the entire Yu-Gi-Oh! Pop! Animation series to unleash your full dueling powers upon the world.
Pop! Animation: Yu-Gi-Oh! are out this August from Funko.
VIZ Media expands the world of YU-GI-OH! with the launch of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V on April 4th.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V features story by Shin Yoshida and artwork by Naohito Miyoshi. First printings of the latest incarnation of the iconic series will include an ultra-rare trading card that will be highly prized by collectors and game players. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint with a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V also launches digitally via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as in the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Subsequent volumes of the ongoing series will be published in English bi-annually.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, action duels have become a global sensation, but what is the dark secret behind them that threatens to destroy the world? In the opening volume, Yuzu Hiiragi and her father run a Dueling school that’s seen better days. If only they had a star teacher to bring in new students! When a rogue Duelist known as Phantom appears in the city, Yuzu may have found a savior, but Phantom will have to deal with the Leo Corporation’s special forces before he can get into any community service!
VIZ Media has announced that it has expanded its relationship with the digital reading platform, OverDrive. An impressive collection of newly added digital manga titles by some of the genre’s most popular and renowned creators are now available at participating public and school libraries in the United States and Canada on the platform.
OverDrive is a leading digital reading platform, supplying the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video and periodicals to 36,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide, including 90 percent of all public libraries in the U.S.
New VIZ Media / OverDrive series debuts for January 2017 include a genre-spanning collection of more than 48 titles, comprising over 650 volumes.
New VIZ Media /Overdrive manga series include:
- Blue Exorcist
- Dragon Ball
- One-Punch Man
- Tokyo Ghoul
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Parts 1, 2, & 3
- Rurouni Kenshin
- My Love Story!!
And scores more!
Additional manga titles will continue to be added throughout 2017.
Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Duel” featuring items from Yu-Gi-Oh, Phoenix Wright, and so much more.
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