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Konami announces the return of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship for 2023

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023

Konami has announced its plans to hold the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023, the prestigious international tournament to determine the world’s Top Duelists in three categories.

Following the global events of recent years, it will mark the first time the tournament is due to be held since 2019. Konami currently plans to hold the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 this August in Japan.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 will feature three separate tournaments for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS, and for the first time since the game’s launch, Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL!

Information regarding the qualifying rounds for Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship will be announced through the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and digital games’ websites and social media channels and through in-game notifications.

The Yu-Gi-Oh card game will celebrate its 25th anniversary on February 4, 2024. Today, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and digital titles including Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS and Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL are loved by millions of fans all across the globe. To mark 25 years of Dueling, KONAMI will launch its 25th anniversary project in 2023, including the release of commemorative products and a variety of other promotions worldwide.  

AEG announces Let’s Go! To Japan

Let's Go! To Japan

With the pandemic impacting every aspect of our lives, our trips and travel schedules halted for a few years. As our lives slowly return to normality, here at Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), they’re inviting gamers to “Let’s Go! To Japan”!

While bouncing between Tokyo and Kyoto, you’ll visit can’t-miss tourist attractions and encounter local flavors. Using over 120 beautifully illustrated cards drawn by Japan-based artists, you will discover activities and strategically place them to create your week-long itinerary. Puzzle out the optimal activities to maximize your experience while balancing your resources.

The game consists of 13 rounds in which players draw Activity cards and strategically place them on different days in their weeklong itinerary, followed by a final round in which they ultimately go on their planned trip, activating each of their cards in order along the way.

The player who collects the most points by the end of their trip is the winner!

Let’s Go! To Japan is coming to Kickstarter later this year and will feature the standard edition of the game and a deluxe edition, which will take you to the land of the rising sun!

Penny Arcade’s Acquisitions Inc. is joining Pocket Paragons

Pocket Paragons

Pocket Paragons is coming back to Kickstarter on February 28th! The crowdfunding campaign will feature two new expansions as well as a reprint.

The two new sets, Acquisitions Inc. and Space Lion feature 16 new paragons. Kickstarter backers will also receive a FREE Gabe vs. Tycho variant duel set. New to Pocket Paragons? Don’t worry, all of the previous content will be reprinted making this campaign an easy way to expand your game or get into it for the first time!

Retailers won’t be left out, they’ll have access to a FREE 36-pack Duel Set box with each retailer pledge.

You can sign up so you don’t miss out when the campaign launches.

Acquisitions Inc.

Space Lion

See what’s coming this January and February for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The New Year is here, and fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game are about to discover hundreds of new cards, as well as countless new Decks to explore! This Winter, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is proud to present four exciting releases: groundbreaking new booster sets, ready-to-play Structure Decks, and a new line of stunning accessories!

It all begins with booster sets! Amazing Defenders is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release of the year, with 3 never-before-seen monster themes and 15 Collector’s Rare variant cards for you to chase. Then it’s on to Photon Hypernova, an explosive collection of 100 all-new cards with incredible new cards and loads of boss monsters for tournament favorites like “Kashtira”, “Chaos”, “Tri-Brigade”, and “Tearlaments”. Old-school Duel fans will find irresistible new strategies in 2023’s first ready-to-play release, Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix. And if you’ve got a soft spot for one of Dueling’s most famous magician girls, you’ll want to pick up the new Dark Magician Girl Accessories collection! It’s going to be a huge year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and it all kicks off this month.

Amazing Defenders

First up, Amazing Defenders kicks off 2023’s slate of booster releases, arriving on January 20 with 3 all-new monster themes. The new “Rescue-ACE” monsters revolve around Rescue-ACE Turbulence, a massive boss monster with 3000 Attack Points. You can search it from your Deck with a pint-sized Level 1 “Rescue-ACE” monster, then Special Summon it by banishing 2 more “Rescue-ACE” cards from your Graveyard. Once Turbulence hits the field, it has a once-per-turn effect that lets you Set up to 4 “Rescue-ACE” Quick-Play Spells and Normal Traps from your Deck – there’s no cost, and no strings attached. The four cards you Set have a variety of effects, including reviving a monster from the Graveyard; add a “Rescue-ACE” to your hand; negating the effect of an Effect Monster and keeping it from attacking; or destroying a monster outright. And if you keep the Level 1 monster on the field, all those effects get powerful bonuses! And guess what? Your opponent can’t attack the Level 1 monster if you control another “Rescue-ACE” monster. It’s an absolute truckload of free value.

Amazing Defenders also introduces the adorable new monster Purrely! A Level 1 LIGHT Fairy-type monster with just 100 ATK and 100 DEF, Purrely can excavate your Deck to dig for “Purrely” Spell and Trap Cards. Reveal a Quick-Play “Purrely” Spell from your hand, and you can use Purrely as Xyz Material to Special Summon one of 3 new Rank 2 Xyz Monsters. Depending on which Quick-Play Spell you reveal, you’ll Summon a LIGHT, EARTH, or WATER Xyz Monster. They each have unique effects, searching “Purrely” cards from the Deck, pilfering cards from the Graveyard, or negating opposing monster effects. But each one can also snag your “Purrely” Quick-Play Spells after you activate them, attaching them as Xyz Materials to power more effects.

Stack up 5 Xyz Materials and you can use your Rank 2 to Xyz Summon Purrely’s advanced forms: massive Rank 7 monsters with mysterious powers! And those “Purrely” Quick-Play Spells? They’re pretty good on their own, Special Summoning Purrely, protecting your cards, and gaining you Life Points. They even grant your Xyz Monsters additional effects once you attach them as Xyz Materials!

Finally, the third new strategy in Amazing Defenders is the Ritual Monster theme, “Mikanko”. Masters of Equip Spells, the “Mikanko” specialize in deflecting damage back at your opponent. They’re championed by the Level 6 LIGHT Fairy Ritual Monster Ohime the Manifested Mikanko: with 0 ATK and 0 DEF, it can’t be destroyed by battle, and your opponent takes any damage you’d normally absorb when it battles. When Ohime’s in your hand you can reveal it in your Main Phase to add a “Mikanko” card from your Deck to your hand, then discard a card in return. As a Quick Effect, you can equip an Equip Spell from your Graveyard to a monster on the field for free, while Ohime is on the field. Since that’s a Quick Effect, you can use it on either player’s turn to respond to your opponent’s moves.

The Mikanko support card lineup features plenty of Equip Spells. They Special Summon monsters, restrict your opponent’s moves, and give you control of your opponent’s cards! The Mikanko Ritual Spell Summons Ohime the Manifested Mikanko, but it also has a brutal effect that destroys opposing cards, up to the number of different Equip Spells in your Graveyard. Then your opponent takes 1000 damage for each card destroyed! Combined with more Mikanko Spell and Trap Cards that help you put monsters and Equip Spells onto the field, this strategy strikes fast and hard in ways your opponent won’t expect.

Amazing Defenders introduces 36 new cards, but you’ll also find 24 reprints of past cards that help these new themes flourish. 15 cards in the set also appear as popular Collector’s Rare variants, including tournament favorites of the past and present like Card TrooperGizmek Orochi, the Serpentron Sky Slasher, and Isolde, Two Tales of the Noble Knights!

Prepared to be amazed, as Amazing Defenders debuts in stores on January 20. The complete Amazing Defenders booster set consists of 60 cards: 35 Rares, 15 Super Rares, and 10 Ultra Rares. A selection of 15 cards in the set are also available as Collector’s Rare variants. Each booster pack contains 7 cards: 1 Foil card and 6 Rares. MSRP: $4.49 per 7-card pack.

Photon Hypernova

Then on February 10, we have the first 100-card core booster set of 2023! Photon Hypernova starts things off with a bang, bringing brand-new cards for Kite Tenjo’s “Photon” and “Galaxy” themes! Prepare yourself for a “Chaos” comeback, as “Chaos” monsters unite in a singular strategy featuring brand-new Synchro Monsters. And get ready, because the “Kashtira” cards from last year’s Darkwing Blast booster set are back and better than ever, ready to challenge the strongest Decks in tournaments today!

Fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon can Xyz Summon the new Rank 4 Galaxy Photon Dragon, boosting your other LIGHT monsters by 500 ATK, tweaking your monsters’ Levels for more Xyz Summons, and searching out Photon and Galaxy cards straight from your Deck! Ready to attack? Summon out Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon from Legendary Duelists: Season 2 and use it as Xyz Material for the new Number C62: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. With 4000 Attack Points and an effect that boosts its ATK by thousands more, it shrugs off your opponent’s monster effects and can attack up to 3 monsters during the Battle Phase.

In the early days of Dueling, monsters like Chaos Sorcerer and Chaos Emperor Dragon – Envoy of the End were some of the most powerful cards in competition. Flash forward, and their legacy continues with monsters like Chaos Dragon Levianeer. But now the “Chaos” name enters a new era! Tune your LIGHT and DARK monsters to Synchro Summon new “Chaos” Synchro Monsters: the first, a Level 6 powerhouse that can reach 3000 ATK, recycle your banished cards, and Special Summon itself from the Graveyard; and the second, a Level 8 that becomes a 4500 ATK behemoth, attacking and banishing all of your opponent’s monsters in a single turn!

And competitive Duelists take note: the “Kashtira” finally arrive in full force! The stunning Kashtira Arise-Heart emerges to dominate your Duels: any card that would be sent to the Graveyard while it’s on the field is banished instead, bringing Tearlaments monsters to their knees! Then, once per Chain, whenever a card is banished, Kashtira Arise-Heart takes a banished card as an Xyz Material. Detach 3 materials from Kashtira Arise-Heart to target a card and banish it face-down, removing it from the Duel entirely. And that’s not all! A trio of new Kashtira monsters make it easier to Special Summon the Level 7 materials you’ll need. One new Kashtira Spell adds even more Summoning Power, and another new Kashtira Spell threatens your opponent with unpredictable damage and negates their monster effects.

If that wasn’t enough, Photon Hypernova delivers new legacy support for countless fan-favorite themes, plus new boss monsters for “Tri-Brigade”, “Generaider”, “Springan”, “Icejade”, “Vaylantz”, “Gishki”, “Dogmatika”, and even “Great Moth” Decks! Harness the power of a new Fusion Monster that uses Blazing Cartesia, the Virtuous as a Fusion material, and add a Spell Card to your arsenal that can access any Normal Spell or Trap in your Deck!

Photon Hypernova explodes into stores on February 10! The complete Photon Hypernova booster set includes 100 new cards: 50 Commons, 26 Super Rares, 14 Ultra Rares, and 10 Secret Rares. Each 9-card pack contains 1 Foil card and 8 Commons. MSRP: $4.49 per 9-card pack.

But that’s not all for February 10. On that same day the curtain rises on an all-new show, featuring none other than one of Dueling’s most iconic characters: Dark Magician Girl! She’s played assistant to the ultimate wizard for more than 2 decades, but now she’s your personal protector, guarding your cards from dings, dents, and dirt in the Dark Magician Girl Accessories collection. Featuring Dark Magician Girl’s signature blue, pink, and gold color scheme, plus new artwork from the Dark Magician Girl found in the 2022 Tin of the Pharaoh’s Gods, Dark Magician Girl Accessories will keep you Dueling in style.

You won’t need a Magic Cylinder to deflect damage from your Deck, when your cards are shielded in Dark Magician Girl Card Sleeves! Each pack of 50 comes ready to protect your Deck from the rigors of regular play. Once you’re sleeved up, grab your very own Mystic Box: carry your entire Main, Side, and Extra Decks in the Dark Magician Girl Card Case, holding up to 70 sleeved cards. It’s adorned with colorful black-backed line art featuring Dark Magician Girl on the sides, and you can keep the contents organized with a matching card divider. The Dark Magician Girl Sleeves and Dark Magician Girl Card Case are the perfect Magicians’ Combination!

The showstopping centerpiece of the collection is the Dark Magician Girl Game Mat. The lady of the hour sits center stage in full color, flanked by 2-line art portraits in a dramatic blue, pink, and gold gradient on black. Zip your cards across the field in graceful flourishes and protect them from less-than-magical surfaces with this full-sized soft Game Mat, just like the ones awarded as prizes in KONAMI-sanctioned events. And when the show is done and it’s time to trade, you can keep, carry, and display your collection in the Dark Magician Girl 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio. Securely store up to 180 cards in anti-slip side-loading pockets and keep your cards from pulling a disappearing act.

The Dark Magician Girl Accessories are unveiled alongside Photon Hypernova on February 10. The full collection includes the Dark Magician Girl Card Case, MSRP $4.99; the Dark Magician Girl Game Mat, MSRP $16.99; the Dark Magician Girl 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio, MSRP $9.99; and Dark Magician Girl Card Sleeves, MSRP $4.99 per pack of 50.

Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix

And on February 24, a fan-favorite theme is finally getting serious! The “Traptrix” are a family of Plant and Insect-type monsters, all sharing the EARTH Attribute, first appearing almost 10 years ago in the Judgment of the Light booster set! Over the years, they found new allies one by one, in releases like Primal OriginCode of the Duelist, and even last year’s Lightning Overdrive. But now they’ll get more than half a dozen new cards all at once, in Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix.

The “Traptrix” monsters revolve around looking for, activating, and reusing Normal Trap cards, specifically “Hole” Traps like Bottomless Trap Hole and Gravedigger’s Trap Hole. They’re also really good at Special Summoning each other, and many of their best monsters have powerful abilities that trigger when you Normal or Special Summon them.  Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix is chock full of classic “Traptrix” cards like Traptrix MyrmeleoTraptrix Dionaea, and Traptrix Sera, and the new cards help grow the seeds those cards planted years ago.

You can Special Summon the new Level 4 Insect-type “Traptrix” straight from your hand anytime you control another “Traptrix” monster. It’s a great way to make quick Xyz Summons and Link Summons, but while it’s on the field it also protects Set cards in your Spell and Trap Card Zone from being destroyed. It’s matched by a new Level 4 Plant-type “Traptrix”: when you Special Summon it, you can banish an opposing monster, but when you Normal Summon it, you’ll search the new “Traptrix” Field Spell from your Deck!

That Field Spell is like a permanent Double Summon: every turn, you can Normal Summon a “Traptrix” monster in addition to your regular Normal Summon or Set. That’s awesome for assembling your Xyz Summons and Link Summons…or just for swarming the field when you want to close your carnivorous jaws on your opponent. The Field Spell also protects each of your Plants and Insects from destruction by battle once per turn, and it lets you banish any monster you control to tag in another “Traptrix” from your hand or Graveyard. It’s great for triggering those powerful Special Summon effects. And that’s not the only new Spell Card: “Traptrix” gets a “draw 2” Spell that lets you discard a Level 4 Insect or Plant, or a Normal Trap, to draw 2 cards. Once it’s in your Graveyard, you can banish it to recycle a banished card back to the bottom of your Deck. Dig for the cards you want to draw, and place key cards in the Graveyard to fuel your other effects.

A great example would be a new Link 3 Link Monster boosts all of your “Traptrix” by 1000 ATK while you have at least one Normal Trap in your Graveyard. Once per turn, it can also negate all the effects of your opponent’s face-up cards! Banish a Normal Trap from your Graveyard and you can destroy 1 of those face-up cards as well. Meanwhile, a new Rank 4 Xyz Monster joins Traptrix Allomerus and Traptrix Rafflesia! This new Rank 4 Plant has 2500 ATK, and it searches “Traptrix” monsters from your Deck. Then, when your opponent’s monster is sent to the Graveyard or banished by a card effect – perhaps by a “Hole” Trap? – this new Xyz Monster snags it to use it as Xyz Material. It’s unaffected by Trap effects, and it ignores the activated effects of any other monster with the same Type as any of its materials as well!

“Traptrix” fans will also find a brand-new “Hole” Normal Trap. You can activate it on any turn your opponent Special Summons a monster, and from there you target an opposing monster with 2000 or more ATK: you’ll destroy that monster, and if you have a “Hole” Normal Trap in your Graveyard you’ll get to banish a monster from your opponent’s Graveyard too. You’ll also find some classic powerhouse Trap Cards in this Structure Deck, including Artifact Sanctum and Evenly Matched! And since “Traptrix” rules the back row, you’ll even find Harpie’s Feather Duster to demolish your opponent’s defenses.

Structure Deck: Beware of Traptrix swarms and sprouts into stores on February 24. Each Structure Deck includes 40 Common cards, 3 Super Rares, 5 Ultra Rares, and 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide. MSRP: $11.99 per box.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Scarlet & Violet Brings Back Pokémon ex Mechanic and Introduces Tera Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International has revealed more details about the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): Scarlet & Violet expansion, launching worldwide beginning on March 31, 2023.

The new expansion will adopt an updated take on Pokémon ex, a gameplay mechanic featuring Pokémon with high HP as well as powerful attacks and Abilities. Unlike Pokémon-EX from the Black & White and XY Series, which were all Basic Pokémon, the Pokémon ex in the Scarlet & Violet Series can be Basic, Stage 1, or Stage 2. Though powerful, Pokémon ex give up two Prize cards when Knocked Out.

Inspired by the Terastal phenomenon from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, the expansion will introduce Tera Pokémon ex featuring unique etched artwork that spotlights their Tera Types. These new cards follow the same rules as Pokémon ex but will take no damage from attacks when on the Bench.

In addition to the recently announced design updates for Pokémon TCG cards, Scarlet & Violet will feature full-art etched cards showcasing Pokémon in simple poses and bright colors. The expansion will also include illustration rare and special illustration rare Pokémon, which may show an entire Evolution line growing together. These cards will showcase Pokémon in their natural environments and offer a closer look at their unique personalities.

Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:

  • 12 double rare Pokémon ex, including two Tera Pokémon ex featuring Arcanine and Gyarados
  • 12 ultra rare Pokémon ex and eight ultra rare Supporter cards
  • 24 illustration rare Pokémon
  • 10 special illustration rare Pokémon and Supporter cards
  • Six hyper rare gold etched cards, which can include Pokémon ex, Trainer and Energy cards

Scarlet & Violet will be available in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections at Pokémon Center in the US, Canada, and UK, as well as other participating retailers around the world. In addition, certain products are now available for preorder at Pokémon Center, including the Scarlet & Violet Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box, which includes two additional booster packs and two copies of a full-art promo card; one of the cards features the Pokémon Center logo.

Mind MGMT Deluxe and Playing Cards now for sale!

If you’ve missed out, Off the Page Games has announced that web sales for the Mind MGMT board game and Mind MGMT playing cards are now open. You can get the board game in a regular or deluxe edition and the playing card decks are being sold individually or in a display of 12.

Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” Deluxe edition WITH Secret Missions

Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” Deluxe edition WITH Secret Missions included is now for sale on our website! This is the exact same one from the recent Kickstarter and we’ll sell the last couple hundred off until we’re sold out. We’re not planning on having any more of these made available again – but I said that before and we ended up running a second Kickstarter for it, so I am not sure! There are no plans right now at least to ever print this edition again…so get it while it’s still available.

MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” DELUXE edition includes:

  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 game board, full colour comic on back
  • 1 dry erase secret board, full colour comic on back
  • thick board screen, with pockets on the inside
  • 16 feature cards
  • 17 action and other cards
  • 13 recruit wooden meeples
  • 4 agent & 4 Immortal wooden tokens
  • wooden mayhem tokens
  • wooden mind slip tokens
  • 15 plastic dry erase mental note tokens
  • 10 wooden step tokens
  • wooden timer token (with red filter decoder)
  • 4 dry erase markers
  • Game Trayz-designed Wallet with 14 sealed plastic packages, each with an 8-page mini comic book, as well as extra components and rules as part of the SHIFT System.
  • Some of the components included are wooden and some are cardboard.
  • 10 Secret Mission Envelopes

Bolded items are the differences in this version from the retail version.

Mind MGMT Playing cards

The Mind MGMT Playing cards feature all-new art by Matt Kindt on every single card. Not only are these cards beautiful, but each card has a different ability on them. If you choose to play with abilities, then it will energize any existing card game out there! Want to add some zip to Hearts, Euchre, Cribbage, Rummy, and more? Activate those abilities to add some fun and unexpected twists to your old favorites. Not interested in the extra abilities? Simply ignore the text on the cards and they can be used as a regular deck of cards. Well, as regular as Matt Kindt would allow!

Steamforged reveals Gears of War: The Card Game

Who will you side with? Steamforged has revealed that Gears of War: The Card Game is coming soon.

Will you side with the Coalition of Ordered Governments and send Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago into action, or will you command the Locust Horde and unleash the awesome power of the monstrous Brumak? Throw frag grenades at hordes of wretches? Or bait a corpser into attacking you before striking it when it’s most vulnerable?

You can sign up to get notified when Steamforge reveals more.

April 2023 features the 250th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event!

250th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Konami has announced the 250th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) events will be taking place in April 2023 in three different locations. The YCS events will feature the best Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG) players from across the globe, Dueling for a chance to be named a champion at these historic events. 

Three YCS events will be taking place simultaneously on the same weekend of April 1-2, 2023. Konami will host the North America YCS in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Latin America YCS in Bogotá, Colombia at the Agora Bogotá Convention Center. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. will be hosting a YCS in Europe in London, UK at ExCeL London.  

All registered Duelists in the main events will take home a participation Game Mat and Field Center Card. The three winners of these prestigious events will be taking home a unique Ultra Rare Anotherverse Dragon card commemorating the event and a very special YCS Champion trophy.  

Outside of the main tournament, there’ll be plenty of things for attendees to enjoy over the course of the weekend, including popular public events, such as Win-A-Mat tournaments and ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, as well as newer events including Rivalry of Warlords and digital game tournaments for Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL. For special events only available at the 250th YCS, Duelists will be able to compete in Time Wizard events using formats from previous milestone YCS events. 

Registration for these events will open in early 2023.

Enter the Data Storm with Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Cyberstorm Access

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Cyberstorm Access

Enter the Data Storm and take hold of extraordinary new monsters, Spells, and Traps in Cyberstorm Access, the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game core booster set, scheduled for Spring 2023!

Cyberstorm Access has a huge haul of powerful new monsters for your Extra Deck, headlined by a brand-new Link-6 evolution of Firewall Dragon! This 3500 ATK behemoth rewards you for combining classic Cyberse Link Summoning tactics with Ritual, Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Summoning tactics. Back it up with the newest “Code Talker” monster for a devastating one-two punch!

Meanwhile, the journey of Visas Starfrost continues onwards to a strange new world! Experience a powerful new Synchro Summoning strategy while unraveling the mysteries in the newest chapter of this  story. Look to the stars, and you’ll find brand-new cards for “tellarknights”, the very first Xyz Monster theme of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V era. And speaking of ARC-V, fans of Gong Strong and his Superheavy Samurai style of Dueling are in for a treat with several brand-new cards to let them stand tall in the face of adversity!

You’ll also find new cards for strategies from recent sets like Amazing Defenders and Photon Hypernova:

  • Adopt a new “Purrely” monster!
  • Reinforce your “Rescue-ACE” barracks!
  • Meet a new “Mikanko” dancer!
  • Get up and ride! The Gold Pride race got off to a chaotic and destructive start in Photon Hypernova, and the action continues as a new rider goes on the attack!
  • And more!

The Cyberstorm Access booster set contains 100 new cards*:

50 Commons
26 Super Rares
14 Ultra Rare
10 Secret Rares

*Set content subject to change

Product Title:                                                  Cyberstorm Access 
Product Type:                                                  Booster Pack  
Set Size:                                                            100
Official Tournament Store Launch Date: 5/3/23     
Launch Date:                                                   5/5/23     
Konami Tournament Legal Date:               5/5/23
MSRP:                                                               $4.49 per Pack (9 cards per pack)

Interpop announces the Emergents TCG global release in February 2023

InterPop is celebrating the first year of the ever-expanding fan-driven Emergents Universe with a trading card game, moving from Public Beta to global release on February 6, 2023! Among the team behind this new initiative are pro-players, and game designers Corey Burkhart, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, Brian David-Marshall, Zvi Mowshowitz, and Drew Nolosco. This team counts two in the Magic: the Gathering Hall of Fame, the 2020-2021 Magic the Gathering World Champion, with multiple pro-tournament wins, and a resume of over 50 games and expansions released. Cards in the game feature art from legendary talent like Scott Kolins, Colleen Doran, Adrián Gutiérrez, and more.

The Emergents Trading Card Game taps into this already expansive universe and its rich storylines to create an unmatched player experience, while leveraging the power of the Tezos blockchain to turn cards into digital collectibles, with the ability to own your cards, cosmetics, and other game assets, via the almost any wallet in the Tezos ecosystem. The game combines the deep strategy of traditional TCGs, the convenience and fast pace of digital TCGs, and the digital ownership of Web3. 

Players can learn more about this rich universe and its characters Interpop Comics series The Nine, Emergents Presents, #ZoeMG, The Abyss, and The Rejects, which established this brand new superhero universe, with all comics available digitally via their InterPop Comics readership platform.

The Emergents Trading Card has been in Public Beta since August of this year, where players can download the game and start building their decks with regularly-updated batches of Free Set cards. As in the comics, the powers behind characters in The Emergents TCG are divided into 5 factions: Tinkerers, Acolytes, Sculptors, Strongarms, and Non-Stops. Each faction has its own advantages and disadvantages, and players are already finding exciting ways to creatively configure their decks.

To get players started with their own cards at launch, InterPop ran the Super Booster Flash Sale, which offered three tiers of “Super Booster Promo Packs” containing cards with exclusive artwork from artists like Scott Kollins, Colleen Doran, and Bill Sienkiewicz, player avatars, and Emergents Universe comics.

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