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NYCC 2019: Konami Brings a Yu-Gi-Oh! Exclusive Mat, Tournaments, and More

Konami presents attendees of this year’s New York Comic Con 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

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 RevoltFists of the GadgetsRising Rampage Special EditionLegendary 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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game Ash Blossom Accessories are Out in February 2020

Konami has announced upcoming releases from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trade Card Game.

Arriving Friday, February 14 and featuring alternate artwork released for the first time in Duel Devastator, Duelists will be able to celebrate the cherry blossom bloom of Spring early with the following new accessories:

Ash Blossom Game Mat: full-sized, rubber Game Mat; the same size as Game Mats used as prizing in various Konami sanctioned events (MSRP: $14.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Portfolio: each Duelist Portfolio includes 10-pages with 9 pockets per page, allowing you to display up to a total of 180 cards (MSRP: $9.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Case: each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards, and also includes a special divider featuring the outside design (MSRP: $4.99 USD)

Ash Blossom Card Sleeves: each pack contains 50 sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standard (MSRP: $3.99 USD)

The Age Limit for Yu-Gi-Oh! Dragon Duel Tournaments Changes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has announced that the age limit for Dragon Duel tournaments will be changing!

Duelists born in 2006 or later (previously 2007) will now be eligible to compete in Dragon Duel tournaments for the 2019-2020 tournament season, starting this weekend August 16-18, 2019 at the Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational in Indianapolis, IN.

Dragon Duels are tournaments for children born after a certain year during a tournament season. Judges and staff members at Dragon Duel tournaments are accustomed to working with younger players, and children Duel with other children, rather than with older teens and adults. By increasing the age limit another year, we hope to continue providing a fun and entertaining tournament experience for younger Duelists.

Duelists participating in Dragon Duel events have a chance to win several unique prizes, such as prize cards, medals, game mats, and t-shirts, along with invitations to participate in their country’s Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. Dragon Duel tournaments are usually run at larger events such as Regional Qualifiers and Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series events.

For more information about the upcoming Ultimate Duelist Series – 2019 Summer Invitational this weekend, you can view the FAQs.

For upcoming Dragon Duel tournaments at a nearby Regional or local event, please contact the Tournament Organizer for each event, or check here!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Hex Card Case and Sleeves this September

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Case! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, this Card Case is as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards. It also includes a divider featuring a matching design.

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Sleeves! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, these Sleeves are as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each pack contains 50 Sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standards.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Soulburner in February 2019

Get your hands on Link Monsters forged in the fires of battle in Structure Deck: Soulburner!

Straight from the animated series to real life, Soulburner’s Salamangreat Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS offers monsters a new lease on life with its “reincarnation” strategy! Salamangreat powers up its boss monsters in a unique way. By sending your first copy of a “Salamangreat” boss monster to the Graveyard to Summon your second copy, the new one is granted an extra ability far beyond what it had in its first life!

For Link Monsters, like Salamangreat Heatleo, you normally can’t just replace one copy of the monster with another, but the Salamangreat Sanctuary Field Spell makes it possible! Structure Deck: Soulburner comes with a brand-new Link Monster that adds Salamangreat Sanctuary from your Deck to your hand and has a protective effect that works from the Graveyard to help support your reincarnated “Salamangreat” monsters.

Structure Deck: Soulburner primarily focuses on Link Summoning, but you can add cards from Soul Fusion and Savage Strike to this Structure Deck to expand its capabilities to include Ritual Summoning and Fusion Summoning as well! This Deck also comes with an expanded 6-card Extra Deck to accommodate its monster-hungry strategy.

Structure Deck: Soulburner contains a 40-card Main Deck + 6-card Extra Deck for a total of 46 cards:

  • 39 Commons
  • 4 Super Rares
  • 3 Ultra Rares
  • 1 Beginner’s Guide
  • 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Structure Deck: Soulburner is out February 15, 2019 and will retail for $9.99.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starter Deck: Codebreaker Out Today

Whether you’re a seasoned Duelist or a newcomer just finding their footing, the future is now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This July, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. prepares to usher in a new generation of competitors, and delves into the past to weave an electrifying future. Starter Deck: Codebreaker is the gateway to glory for new Duelists, guided by the coveted Linkuriboh! Then, a new dawn approaches on the Cybernetic Horizon: fan-favorite themes return, new strategies arise, and Ritual Monsters are reborn like never before in the next big booster set.

Ready to start your Dueling journey? Starter Deck: Codebreaker is your portal into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, offering new Duelists a ready-to-go Deck filled with strong cards selected for ease of play. Built to teach the basics of Dueling and Link Summoning, you can combine Starter Deck: Codebreaker with “Cyberse” monsters and “Code Talker” Link Monsters from releases like Structure Deck: Cyberse Link and Extreme Force to grow your Deck as you improve your skills. Starter Deck: Codebreaker even includes the essential Link Monster Linkuriboh to jumpstart your Dueling career – a powerful card never released before in Latin American and European territories.

Starter Deck: Codebreaker launches on July 13 with 45 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, and 40 Commons, and includes 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Game Mat. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Classic monsters and powerful themes from Dueling’s most treasured eras are unleashed in all-new forms with the Cybernetic Horizon booster pack! Ritual Monsters are back and better than ever, with two new versions of the devastating Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and the world-shattering Demise, King of Armaggedon. The Cyberse power-up with new Ritual versions of Cyberse Wizard and their very own “Paladin” monster in the tradition of Paladin of White Dragon!  Plus, both strategies wield powerful Ritual Spells that make repeat Ritual Summons easier than ever before.

Then, a new tribe of monsters built on Link Summoning enter the fray! Legendary Link Monsters let you Special Summon their servants to the Monster Zones they point to, using them to bolster their own attacks. New cards for the Gouki, Dragunity, “Borrel” Dragon, and “Cyber Dragon” themes make Cybernetic Horizon one of the most anticipated releases of the year, while powerful highlights – like an incredible new Field Spell that turns your high-Level monsters into a powerful draw engine, and the long-awaited arrival of the DARK Attribute Elemental Lord – bring untold power to established strategies.

Finally, the Noble Knights take up their Arms and return to battle once more! Noble Knight Custennin is an explosive Special Summon granting extra Normal Summons to help you assemble your party. Overlay your Noble Knights to unleash Sacred Noble Knight of King Custennin, a Rank 4 field-sweeper that bounces opposing cards! When it’s destroyed, King Custennin replaces itself with another “Noble Knight” Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck, holding the line against your opponent’s forces.

The Cybernetic Horizon breaks on July 27, a 100-card set with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss this September

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss spans the 5 previous iterations of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series starting with the original, then moving through GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V! Focusing primarily on famous rivals like Seto Kaiba and Zane Truesdale, this booster continues to power-up popular strategies based around famous monsters like Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Cyber Dragon!

Following up from Legendary Collection Kaiba, Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss includes cards to power up both regular Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks as well as versions of the Deck that employ the Ritual Summoning tactics introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack.

By combining the Deck basics from Legendary Dragon Decks with the new cards from Cybernetic Horizon, Duelists can create a brand-new Cyber Dragon strategy that employs Link Summoning, Xyz Summoning, and Fusion Summoning all in one Deck!

Returning from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Crow’s Blackwings make their first appearance since The Dark Illusion with a new Synchro Monster inspired by the very first Blackwing Synchro Monster: Blackwing Armor Master! This new Level 10 Synchro Monster is guarded against all other card effects and lets you gain control of – and later destroy – monsters that dare to activate their effects!

If you’re looking for “Photon” and “Galaxy” monsters to use with your Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord from Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge, look no further because Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes new cards for Kite’s “Photon” Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL!

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes cards representing famous scenes from the anime series, like the fateful match selection of the Battle City Finals, and Kite’s ruthless “Photon Hand” technique he uses to claim “Number” monsters from his foes.

The complete set of Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss contains 55 cards.*

*Set content and set size subject to change.

Konami Releases New Info on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition Super Rare Variant Reprints

If you’re looking to get some additional value with Cybernetic Horizon, look no further than the Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition for theYu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game! Each box includes 3 booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set!

Past and present collide in Cybernetic Horizon, the first 100-card booster set of the 2018-2019 Dueling season! This set modernizes popular themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX5D’s, and ZEXAL eras, provides brand-new Link Monsters, and new cards to bolster strategies introduced in Code of the DuelistCircuit BreakExtreme ForceFlames of DestructionDark Saviors, and more! Here’s just some of what you have to look forward to!

  • Upgrade your Cyber Dragon Deck for the new era of Dueling! Cyber Dragon returned in last year’s Legendary Dragon Decks, and Cybernetic Horizon includes brand-new cards for Cyber Dragon Decks, including a Link Monster that grafts its 2100 ATK on to other Machines!
  • Famous Ritual Monsters return! Demise, King of Armageddon was once the king of competition. Now, new forms of Demise as well as Ruin, Queen of Oblivion tell the tale of these memorable monsters. You’ll also find Cyberse Ritual Monsters, and new cards to help assemble the required components of a Ritual Summon without spending your all-important Normal Summon for the turn!
  • A speck of dust on a camera lens, or a monster hiding in plain sight? Monsters have allegedly walked, swam, and flown among us since the beginning of recorded history, but no one has been able to produce solid evidence of their existence – until now! These monsters lurk in your hand and force your opponent to try and discover them. If they fail, the monster is Summoned to your field and you draw a card!

You can also find new cards for strategies like Mekk-Knight, Neo-Spacian, Dragunity, Noble Knight, Sky Striker, and more!

Each Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition contains: 3 Cybernetic Horizon booster packs, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set.

Flames of Destruction Special Edition and Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge for Yu-Gi-Oh! this June

The searing fires of competition ignite, and forgotten histories heat up once again, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG) this June, as Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. presents two new releases! Flames of Destruction Special Edition delivers more Altergeist action, more Gouki glory, and more groundbreaking Trap Cards, while Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge revives some of the greatest cards from Dueling’s storied past, bringing some of the most anticipated fan-favorite cards to life for the first time ever.

Flames of Destruction shook up tournament scenes across the globe when it arrived in May.  The “Knightmare” Link Monsters made an immediate impact powering up strategies like Trickstars, SPYRALs, and the Invoked, while new support pushed the “Altergeist” theme to the forefront of competition.  Cards like Knightmare GryphonAltergeist Multifaker, and the powerful new Infinite Impermanence are some of the hottest of the year, and now you’ll have another chance to collect them with Flames of Destruction Special Edition.

Each Flames of Destruction Special Edition comes with three packs of Flames of Destruction, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards to power up the new Elementsaber theme, plus 1 of 2 Super Rare preview cards from July’s Cybernetic Horizon booster.  Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord and Grandsoil the Elemental Lord are incredible boss monsters played in Elementsabers and beyond, and each Flames of Destruction Special Editionincludes one of them –good news for Elementsaber fans and Mermail Duelists alike.  Then, you’ll get a jump on the Mekk-Knight support card World Legacy’s Memory or the table-turning battle buff Universal Adapter, a powerful Trap that boosts your smallest monsters to the size of the biggest behemoths on the field.

Flames of Destruction Special Edition arrives June 8 with 3 Flames of Destruction booster packs and 2 of 4 Super Rare Cards. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge was one of 2017’s biggest releases, so get ready for a bigger, badder sequel!  Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge ups the ante with incredible new “Timelord” monsters from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, stunning new Xyz Monsters from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and a wealth of most-wanted tournament cards from some of the most competitive tournament Decks this year.

Fans of the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! series are in for a treat too, as the long-awaited Golden Castle of StrombergPrinzessinGlass Slippers and more signature cards played by Leon von Schroeder finally become a Dueling reality. It’s a fairytale come true!  Also watch out for heavy-hitters like Topologic Gumblar DragonNumber 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord, and Duke Devlin’s high-rolling ace monster Orgoth the Relentless!  Armed with an ability that boosts its Attack Points according to a roll of the dice, Orgoth the Relentless can protect itself from destruction, draw cards, or even make direct attacks… All if the dice fall in your favor.

Available June 29Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge is an all-foil set with 105 cards total: each pack contains 4 Ultra Rares and 1 Secret Rare. MSRP: $3.99 per 5-card pack.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Powercode Link is available Friday, August 10

Create brand new Link Summoning combinations with Structure Deck: Powercode Link! This Deck features a new “Code Talker” Link Monster plus LINK-2 and LINK-3 monsters you can Summon using any monsters, and whose Link Arrows all point to your own Main Monster Zones!

Structure Deck: Powercode Link is a great second step for Duelists who started Dueling with Starter Deck: Codebreaker. Co-Link your Transcode Talker from Starter Deck: Codebreaker with Powercode Talker to boost both monsters by 500 ATK and make them untargetable by opposing card effects! The added protection helps keep Powercode Talker ready to make double-powered attacks every turn.

For Duelists that like to live dangerously, a new Field Spell Card gives you a chance to Special Summon a random Cyberse-Type Link Monster directly from your Extra Deck without having to Link Summon or use any monsters as materials. But to claim that reward, you must take 2000 or more damage from one battle or card effect, simulating Playmaker’s “Storm Access” skill from the animated series!

Each Structure Deck: Powercode Link contains 43 cards:

38 Commons
3 Super Rares
2 Ultra Rares
1 Beginner’s Guide
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

 

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