DELVE INTO THE DEPTHS OF DARKNESS THIS MAY IN THE Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME!
El Segundo, Calif. (April 24, 2019) – Dueling is set to take a dark turn in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), as shadows of the past collide with the umbra of untold futures. Two tremendous booster sets pit time-honored strategies against modern magic and might. First Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) presents Dark Neostorm, the second core booster set of 2019 and a new beginning for more than 30 different fan-favorite themes. Then, the battle for Speed Duel dominance continues in Speed Duel: Attack from the Deep. Joey Wheeler and Seto Kaiba reignite their storied feud, and Mako Tsunami emerges from the watery depths to join the fight. Whether you’re an Advanced Format Duelist or a Speed Dueling star, untold surprises await this May!
In May, the next core booster set arrives to a thunderous debut! Dark Neostorm elevates over 30 different themes from the early days of Dueling all the way to the most modern eras. Destiny Heroes versus Dinowrestlers? Definitely. Flamvells versus Fur Hires? For sure. Maju versus Mayakashi? Madolches? Or Magical Muskets? Yes to those, and much, much more. Dark Neostorm isn’t just a blast from the past: it’s a turbo-charged tumult encompassing every era of Dueling.
Xyz enthusiasts will want the new Firewall eXceed Dragon, a deadly Rank 4 made with any two Level 4 monsters. Starting with 2500 Attack Points, it revives your most powerful Link Monsters and powers up to crazy levels of ATK when it’s Linked to one or more Link Monsters. Mekk-Knights and Crusadias unite with Mekk-Knight Crusadia Avramax, a massive Link-4 that can’t be targeted and shields the rest of your monsters from attack. Hammering over Special Summoned monsters with unthinkable Attack Points, Astram strikes back with a devastating vengeance if it’s ever defeated.
World Chalice fans get Ib the World Chalice Justiciar, an incredible new Synchro Monster that searches “World Legacy” cards from your Deck and replaces herself with a “World Chalice” monster when she’s sent to the Graveyard. The best part? You can use any “World Chalice” Normal Monster as a Tuner to Synchro Summon it, and Ib is a Tuner herself.Cynet Mining is a Reinforcement of the Army for Cyberse monsters, an incredible new search card for Salamangreats and more! And Link-heavy strategies will find fearsome flexibility with Amphibious Swarmship Amblowhale, a two-pronged insurance policy for your Link Monsters. Chain Hole punishes your opponent for using popular “discard” Effect Monsters like Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring or Ghost Belle & Haunted Mansion, and Dark Neostorm introduces another powerful discard with Ghost Sister & Spooky Dogwood, which gains you thousands of Life Points if your opponent dares to make Special Summons!
Duelists can get a preview of Dark Neostorm at Sneak Peeks scheduled for April 27 and/or April 28 at participating Official Tournament Stores. Duelists can find more information and a list of locations here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/sneakpeek.html.
Dark Neostorm debuts May 3 with a total of 100 new cards: 48 Commons, 20 Rares, 14 Super Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, and 8 Secret Rares. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card Pack.
The next chapter of Speed Dueling is upon us! Speed Duel: Attack from the Deep follows March’s Speed Duel: Arena of Lost Souls, introducing another five Skill Cards and 45 more cards that are new to Speed Dueling.
While Yugi and Ishizu received new Skill Cards in Speed Duel: Arena of Lost Souls, it’s time for Seto Kaiba to even the score. Taking inspiration from his famous “Virus” Trap Cards, Kaiba strips powerful cards from his opponent’s Deck to sabotage their strategy. But Joey Wheeler scores a new Skill Card too! Side with the ultimate underdog and you’ll unlock the power to transcend luck once per Duel. With your back to the wall, Joey lets you choose your fate and turn the entire Duel around in one shot… Maybe.
Need a new hero? Mako Tsunami crashes straight into Speed Dueling with an army dredged from the depths of the seven seas, and he’s bringing three new Skill Cards with him! Harness the destructive force of Levia-Dragon Daedalus to wash away the field, or tap into the power of The Legendary Fisherman to find the plays you need most. Speed Duelists will also find powerful cards useful for any Deck: the classic Magician of Faith lets you reuse your best Spell Cards; Blade Knight mounts solo attacks on your opponent; and Dust Tornado offers easy Spell and Trap destruction. Whatever your path in Speed Dueling may be, Speed Duel: Attack from the Deep can up your game.
Speed Duel: Attack from the Deep booster set surfs into stores on May 31 with 45 cards new to Speed Dueling plus 5 new Skill Cards: 34 Commons, 8 Super Rares and 8 Ultra Rares. MSRP: $1.49 per 4-card Pack.
Every Saturday and Sunday, Duelists can now watch a new episode of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, on Teletoon in Canada – check local listings for times. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is available subtitled on Crunchyroll and will be simulcast with a new episode available one hour after it is broadcast in Japan, at 6:25AM EST (Simulcast currently available in the US and Latin America). Watch here: http://www.crunchyroll.com/yu-gi-oh-vrains!
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.
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