Players are gravitating to Konami’s innovative Remote Duel programme, while the cards continue to sell out ahead of a product-packed second half of the year.
Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG has had a remarkable summer, according to the company. Following the popular introduction of Remote Duels in 2020 – games played online using mobile or web cameras and physical TCG cards – July saw the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series tournament held remotely for the first time ever.
The event has been hailed a resounding success. In Europe alone, more than 1,800 players came together to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG remotely, all at the same time. Across the globe, that number rose to an impressive 6,700.
The month before, fans were able to acquire a very limited-edition item – a special Blue-Eyes White Dragon card made of 99.9% pure silver and burnished to a beautiful platinum-coloured finish. The 1,000 copies made available sold out within just a few hours.
With demand unabated throughout lockdown, and stock continuing to sell out, retailers can rest assured that there’s a raft of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products to look forward to during the remainder of 2021. The 12th of August saw the first of four new booster set releases, kicking off the roll-out with Dawn of Majesty. This new pack features the iconic Stardust Dragon from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds animated series and offers fans 100 exciting new cards to acquire.
Also on the way is the Brothers of Legend all-foil booster set, which will let players strengthen their collections with a total of 60 new cards and more than 30 returning cards, including never-before-released cards from the first six Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series.
Collectors will also be eyeing up the upcoming 2021 Tin of Ancient Battles, a stunning gold-coloured tin case featuring the middle section of the mysterious Pharaonic tablet. Each tin contains three extra-large Mega-Packs, full of some of the most popular and sought-after cards from 2020. The 2021 Tin of Ancient Battles is set for release on the 30th September.
Other Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products on the way this year include collector’s sets, tournament packs, structure decks and accessories.
Konami is also beginning to re-open organised play in its official tournament stores across Europe, a move which is being carefully implemented from region to region. The company has also said it will continue to offer Remote Duel play through the transition, giving players more choices and ways to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG as life – and duelling – continues to adapt in 2021.
For more information, please visit the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website.