Duelists, Ready Your Trap Cards: ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist’ Is Coming To Steam
New York Comic Con has just conculded! Konami Digital Entertainment attended, and if you missed it, Konami has issued a press release detailing what you missed.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is the focal point. An exclusive game mat showcasing Dark Yugi, Seto Kaiba, and their respective aces will be available to purchase for a limited time, as will recent releases in the poorly balanced Trading Card Game. Attendees will even be granted the ability to create a completely unique (and tournament legal!) Token Monster Card.
Duelists with experience under their belts will teach newcomers, and there will be plenty of opportunities for more seasoned players to prove themselves. (Speaking as someone who used to have moderate success at my local tourneys, I’d be curious to see how inadequately my deck holds up.)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, an upcoming mobile game that features a different ruleset, will be there, too. Duel Links will be released to the general public this winter for Androids and iOS devices. While you’re there, you can receive a postcard by posing with Yugi and Kaiba.
However, for me, the most interesting announcement pertains to Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist. Originally released last year, Legacy of the Duelist is currently available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Konami’s asking price for the video game is $19.99.
Konami is still supporting the game, as they have confirmed a new batch of downloadable content will come this fall. Furthermore, Legacy of the Duelist will be Summoned to a new digital platform: Steam.
Legacy of the Duelist offers a story mode that spans all five generations of the franchise. Here, you’ll get to play as your favorite characters and utilize their decks as you experience recreations of their most significant Duels. (Tragically, this particular gem is unaccounted for.)
Most of the major story arcs are present, with dialog that was ripped straight from the dubbed versions of the five television programs. Thankfully, while these episodes were skipped in English-speaking territories, Konami didn’t neglect to include Judai Yuki’s and Yusei Fudo’s final matches in their respective shows.
Duelists who enjoy challenging their luck and Deck-building skills can partake in the “Sealed Draft” mode. Here, you’ll be presented with cards from the Trading Card Game’s Battle Pack: Epic Dawn, Battle Pack 2: War of the Giants, or War of the Giants: Round 2 expansions, so hopefully you’ll pull something worthwhile!
Downloadable content is available for those who want to enrich their digital card collection and, unfortunately, certain cards are only obtainable by buying it. If you’d like a list of all 7,000+ cards contained within Legacy of the Duelist, this comprehensive Google Doc has you covered.
I passed on Legacy of the Duelist when it was initially released because the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! game I purchased, the Xbox 360’s Decade Duels, was an underwhelming affair; it had a short campaign, and it was unnecessarily tedious to obtain decent cards. Legacy of the Duelist seems more ambitious, however, so I’ll probably pick it up once it’s on sale.
Will you get your game on?