Konami has officially announced “Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist,” a downloadable simulation of the popular “Yu-Gi-Oh!” trading card game, for Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. This is the first new-gen “Yu-Gi-Oh!” video game and is set to feature a number of cards from the card game, along with characters from the various anime shows that spun off from the game and manga.
According to Siliconera, the game has players reliving some of the vicious battles that have taken place throughout the history of the anime shows, so fans can expect to relive Yugi taking on his rival Seto Kaiba from the original show, along with duels that happened in newer animes. The game will reportedly follow a timeline that starts with the first “Yu-Gi-Oh!” show and ends with “Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.”
Players will get to relive the anime’s history with the game’s story mode, but that’s not the only thing “Legacy of the Duelist” will have to offer players, as custom decks and online multiplayers have been confirmed for the card game simulation. Players will be able to take on their friends and rivals online while customizing a deck with more than 6,600 cards, including the new Pendulum Summon monsters, which were recently introduced to the card game.
Fans will also be able to take on other players or the game’s AI (artificial intelligence) in a variety of modes like Battle Pack Sealed Deck and Draft Play. In addition to these new modes of play, the Anime News Network has stated that new comers will not be left in the dust, as the game will have a comprehensive tutorial that will help any rookie duelist become a master at “Yu-Gi-Oh!”
Those who want to expand the game after finishing it can purchase some of the DLC (downloadable content) packs that will be available at launch -- with even more Decks, characters and Duels coming in the future. Considering the story mode and the online multiplayer though, it seems like “Legacy of the Duelist” already has plenty of content for “Yu-Gi-Oh!” fans.
“Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist” will be available for download this summer for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. The game will cost $19.99, with DLC packs costing about $4.99 a piece.