Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival arrives in June

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IT’S TIME…TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DUEL!

Ha! You thought today would be all about Shooty McFace games today, but you fell right into my trap! I activate the spell card Niche News of Yu Gi Oh! A new game based on the latest incarnation of the neverending series has been out in Japan since last year, hitting the 3DS console and giving the franchise a new 3D hook for life or death children’s card games.

Now, a localisation is finally on the way from Konami, and it’s slated for a European release of June 26. Here’s the full press release for the tens of you who care as much as I do about a show that once devoted entire seasons to card games on motorcycles:

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Konami Digital Entertainment has announced it will release Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival for Nintendo 3DS on June 26th.

The new title will be available as both a physical and digital product, and is the first time the series has graced the 3DS system. It also marks the first use of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal universe within Konami’s video game series.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival is based on characters and events from the popular TV series. The game centres on the titular World Duel Carnival where 11 playable characters are vying to compete. Each character has a bespoke card deck, and this allows users to get straight into the action as they select their favourite character and enter hard-fought duels with the cards they hold.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival also allows the player to develop their character’s deck, with advanced users able to build a custom deck from the 5,500 cards the game contains. Similarly, a total of 40 characters from the TV show feature in the game, who players will meet as they prepare for the tournament. Newcomers to the series will also be able to hone their skills courtesy of the game’s tutorial elements, making Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival the perfect jump-on point for newcomers to the world of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival will be available digitally via the Nintendo eShop or as a cartridge, the latter of which is exclusively packaged with three highly collectable Yu-Gi-Oh! cards: Snow Plow Hustle Rustle, Night Express Knight and Special Schedule.

Well stroke my Six Samurai cards and tell Mokuba to shut up, that makes me happy. The last game in the series was Yu Gi Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus. I’ve sunk dozens upon dozens of hours into that game, and I’m happy to do the exact same thing again with the new Zexal cards.

KAIBA!

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