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Konami unveils new digital offerings for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Published on: 6th February 2024

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam, including titles previously only released in Japan.

yu-gi-oh!Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! digital title is in development as well as new Yu-Gi-Oh! featuring cutting-edge VR and AI technology, set to transform duels like never before.

Revealed at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: The Legend of Duelist Quarter Century special event in Tokyo, Japan, Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection is a new digital title in development, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game.

Coming to the Nintendo Switch and Steam, Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection brings together the earliest Yu-Gi-Oh! games ever released. The collection will include titles that weren’t previously released in the west. One title has already been confirmed: 2000’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Battle of Great Duelists for the Game Boy Color, a title that was previously released only in Japan. More details will be announced in the future.

At the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel: Monsters The Legend of Duelist Quarter Century event, attendees were also able to step into a new Yu-Gi-Oh! experience which combines the world of the mobile and PC game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links with VR technology.

‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Presents Solid Vision Experiment’ takes the illustrations from the cards and brings them to life in an immersive VR space. Players take part in a realistic duel within the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, with iconic monsters such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon appearing in stunning 3D. Konami will continue to develop Yu-Gi-Oh! games with VR and various other technologies.

Additionally, Konami can reveal that Maximum Summoning is coming to Rush Duel in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. This new feature lets players combine three Maximum Monsters into one super-powerful monster with an extremely high attack power, and the ability to use each of those Maximum Monsters’ effects. Maximum Summoning is coming to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on 28th February.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: The Legend of Duelist Quarter Century attendees also enjoyed seeing Duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel with an AI opponent that learns the more that it duels.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel x AI Project

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, which is set to celebrate its second anniversary, is the definitive edition of the competitive card game on all platforms. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel x AI Project delivers new ways to enjoy Duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel by building a system that allows AI to be installed in the game, enabling duels in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel to be played with the AI created by external programmes. The AI programme grows and learns through continuous dueling. During the event, attendees saw the thinking processes of the AI visualised, such as selection patterns of the AI’s actions, quantifying win rates depending on how duels develop and predicting which cards would be played.

It has not yet been determined if Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel x AI Project will be added to the game itself.

Furthermore, to celebrate two years of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, new second anniversary commemorative items and login bonuses are coming to the game. Starting February 7th, players can acquire:

  • A differently illustrated UR edition of the famous Blue-Eyes White Dragon in resplendent Royal Finish
  • Blue-Eyes White Dragon-themed accessories, including a Duel Field, Card Case, Protector and more
  • A magnificent new Blue-Eyes Chaos Max Dragon Mate
  • 1,000 Gems for free and 3 free 2nd Anniversary Packs, including UR Royal Finish cards

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