KONAMI revealed today its upcoming slate of releases for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME during September 2023.
As Duel fans continue celebrating the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game’s 25th Anniversary, KONAMI is showcasing characters from six different generations of Dueling with two epic releases, including a surefire fan-favorite, the 25th Anniversary Tin: Dueling Heroes (9/8) and Structure Deck: The Crimson King (9/22).
Also, KONAMI announced today that it will be at the North American International Toy Fair, running from September 30 to October 3 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, NY.
DUELING’S GREATEST HEROES ARE BACK, IN THE Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME!
Hawthorne, Calif. (September 5, 2023) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) is all about heroic Duelists defying the odds. And as Duel fans celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game’s 25th Anniversary, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is showcasing characters from six different generations of Dueling with not one, but two epic releases! September is a month of icons, as the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG revisits the unforgettable characters that made Yu-Gi-Oh! an international phenomenon.
The month begins with a surefire fan-favorite: the 25th Anniversary Tin: Dueling Heroes! Annual Mega Tins are always a huge hit, offering Duelists a second chance at hundreds of cards from recent sets. Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Tins are always a great value, but this year they’re going all out: every Tin has twice the number of Prismatic Secret Rares, and each comes with a Quarter Century Secret Rare, featuring cards made famous by heroes from six generations of the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series! Jack Atlas from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s makes his return in Structure Deck: The Crimson King, with all-new cards truly fit for the Master of Faster! And if that’s not enough, KONAMI will be at this year’s New York Toy Fair, where industry insiders can get a sneak peek at the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG product line-up.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’s annual Mega Tins are back, and this time they’re better than ever! In honor of the game’s 25th anniversary, the 25th Anniversary Tin: Dueling Heroes features double the regular number of Prismatic Secret Rares, the gorgeous fan-favorite rarity you can only find in Tins! Each Tin comes with a trio of 18-card Mega-Packs, and each pack has 2 Prismatic Secret Rares, 2 Ultra Rares, 1 Super Rare, 1 regular Rare, and 12 Common cards. The Mega-Pack set features almost 300 cards from recent sets like Battle of Chaos, Dimension Force, Darkwing Blast, Tactical Masters, and The Grand Creators.
Every 25th Anniversary Tin also comes with 1 of 16 different Quarter Century Secret Rares, cards you won’t find anywhere else! Discover an incredible lineup of iconic cards, played by the greatest heroes from six different generations of the animated series: cards like Dark Magician, Exodia the Forbidden One, and Red-Eyes Black Dragon from the Duel Monsters era; Elemental HERO Neos, Rainbow Dragon, and Cyber Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX; Stardust Dragon, Blackwing Armor Master, and Black Rose Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s; Number 39: Utopia and Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL; Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Enlightenment Paladin from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V; and Decode Talker, Firewall Dragon, and Salamangreat Blaze Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. They’re all here, and they’re all stunning to behold as Quarter Century Secret Rares!
Discover your inner hero with the 25th Anniversary Tin: Dueling Heroes on September 8! Each Tin comes with a total of 36 Commons, 3 Rares, 3 Super Rares, 6 Ultra Rares, 6 Prismatic Secret Rares, and 1 Quarter Century Secret Rare. MSRP: $21.99 per Tin.
Who’s the Master of Faster? Who rules the Duel!? That’s right, it’s Jack Atlas, and he’s finally getting his very own Structure Deck! With many different versions of Jack’s Red Dragon Archfiend, Structure Deck: The Crimson King puts you in the driver’s seat with tricky “Resonator” monsters, aggressive Spell Cards, and fiendishly powerful Trap Cards. You’ll also find a brand-new Synchro Monster that counts as Red Dragon Archfiend! This Level 8 leviathan Special Summons Red Dragon Archfiend from your Extra Deck when it’s sent from the field to the Graveyard, and if you used it as a Synchro Material for a DARK Dragon Synchro Monster, it destroys all your opponent’s Attack Position monsters!
Every good driver needs the perfect pit crew to back them up, and 3 new Main Deck monsters will help you Synchro Summon Jack’s signature Dragons! Assemble your plays with two new “Resonator” monsters: the first is a Level 2 Tuner you can Special Summon from your hand with a Level 5 or higher DARK monster on the field; when it’s sent to the Graveyard, you can add a Spell or Trap Card from your Deck to your hand that mentions “Red Dragon Archfiend.” The second new “Resonator” monster is a Level 3 Tuner, and when you Normal or Special Summon it, you can search your Deck for a Level 4 or lower Fiend and add it to your hand. Then, if a card effect would destroy a card you control, and you control Red Dragon Archfiend or a Synchro Monster that mentions it, you can banish this Resonator from your Graveyard to protect your card. Make a Synchro Summon and keep your monsters safe to drive home your advantage! Finally, a new “Archfiend” offers an easy Level 4 Special Summon to fuel your Synchro Summons, loading your Graveyard and shifting Levels to help you unleash the right “Red Dragon” monster for the job!
Fuel up with new Spell Cards! Get ready to go from 0 to 60 with a new Continuous Spell: during your Main Phase, it adds a Red Dragon Archfiend or any card that mentions it from your Deck to your hand. Then, when your Red Dragon Archfiend attacks, you can Set all your opponent’s monsters. Finally, if a monster on the field’s destroyed, you’ll Special Summon a Red Dragon Archfiend from your Graveyard…even if the destroyed monster belonged to your opponent! The signature Absolute Powerforce arrives as a Quick-Play Spell Card! Target a Red Dragon Archfiend you control, attack a monster, and shift into high gear with 4 effects: boost your attacker by 1000 ATK; stall your opponent from activating cards or effects; thread the needle with piercing damage; and take your place in the winner’s circle by doubling the battle damage!
Add to your arsenal with two new Trap Cards! The first works with Jack’s classic Fiendish Chain: target a monster with 2000+ ATK and banish it until the End Phase of the next turn. If you activate it while you control Red Dragon Archfiend or a Synchro Monster that mentions it, you can Set a Fiendish Chain from your Deck or Graveyard to your field! It’s an awesome way to pump the brakes on your opponent. Then when your opponent activates a card or effect and you control Red Dragon Archfiend, a new Continuous Trap destroys your opponent’s cards. You can even use it to bring back your banished DARK Dragon Synchro Monsters! Add all 4 of these Spells and Traps with the new Level 3 “Resonator” monster.
Get ready to burn rubber with Structure Deck: The Crimson King on September 22! Every Structure Deck includes 42 Commons, 3 Super Rares, and 5 Ultra Rare cards. MSRP: $11.99 per box.