Hawthorne, Calif. (May 18, 2022) – Summer’s on the way, but the Dueling action’s already heating up! Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is celebrating Spring with new Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) releases: heroes and villains from the past, present, and future collide in the latest core booster set, Dimension Force. Seafaring favorites from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series and beyond return to turn the tide in Legendary Duelists: Duels From the Deep. And just in time for tournaments, KONAMI offers a new line of Dueling accessories featuring the popular Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade themes, as well as a new OTS Tournament Pack to reward the strongest, smartest, and luckiest contenders at local tournaments! It all begins this month in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.
Dimension Force is the second 100-card booster set of 2022. Explore 2 new monster themes, find reinforcements for your favorite Decks from The Grand Creators and Battle of Chaos, and score new support for everything from Albaz and Predaplants, to Zombies, Weather Painters, and more! The first of the 2 new themes revolves around Level 7 and Level 8 monsters. Special Summon them by targeting a monster of the same theme from your Graveyard, or a monster of matching Type then equip that monster to your fresh Summon. Every monster in this strategy wields a unique effect and some have strong payoffs, like destroying cards, adding a Spell/Trap Card from your Deck, and negating your opponent’s cards or effects. The cool part? They each share their effect if they’re equipped to a monster from the same theme, and they even boost each other’s ATK!
The next new theme revolves around a single Link-3 boss monster, and its effect locks face-up monsters in Defense Position. This groundbreaking monster card can Special Summon its clawed comrades from your Graveyard and add more backup from your Deck to unlock more effects. It’s the centerpiece of a strategy that locks down the field, makes multiple attacks, and presses piercing damage through your opponent’s weakest defenders. While your other monsters sit in Defense Position contributing abilities and advantages, the Link Monster boss attacks from your Extra Monster Zone, cleaving through your opponent’s monsters by the claw-full!
What else is breaking through into our reality? A new Level 6 Warrior Tuner emerges, and you can Special Summon it by destroying a monster you control. That means you can trigger effects or trade up on Token Monsters, and from there you’ll attack and gain more Attack Points according to the strength of the defending monster. The bigger they are? The harder they fall! A new Rank 8 Xyz Monster lets you overlay your Exosister Xyz Monster for a 2-on-1 team-up. Make double attacks, banish your opponent’s cards, and return an Xyz Material to the Extra Deck before Special Summoning it back to become an Xyz Material itself to dodge your opponent’s tricks. And a Level 11 Psychic Synchro lets you pay LP to banish cards. You’ll be happy to pay those Life Points, because if you’re lower than your opponent, this monster becomes unaffected by your opponent’s activated effects, and attack power equal to the difference.
A new Red-Eyes Zombie Synchro Special Summons your Zombies from the Graveyard and revives itself too! A new Fusion Monster joins the Predaplant family, with a whopping 3600 ATK and an effect that replaces itself when your opponent sends it to the Graveyard. A new Link Monster adds Pendulum Monsters from your Deck and can destroy cards every time you Pendulum Summon! And fans of Structure Deck: Albaz Strike will want the latest Fusion Monster, with multiple attacks and an ability that adds “Fusion” Spells from your Deck. The best part? You can unleash it by sending your opponent’s dragons to the Graveyard as Fusion Materials!
The breakthrough begins with Dimension Force on May 20! The set contains 100 new cards: 50 Commons, 26 Super Rares, 14 Ultra Rares, and 10 Secret Rares. MSRP: $4.19 per 9-card pack.
What will you do with all your new cards? Answer the call and protect your possessions, with the Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Accessories! The epic saga that began two years ago in Rise of the Duelist continues with Structure Deck: Albaz Strike and Dimension Force, plus the Power of the Elements booster set in August. And you can celebrate the heroes and monsters with all-new gear that keep your cards safe.
Whether you’re shuffling up your Deck or showing off your collection, Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Sleeves are your first line of defense against dings, dents, dirt, and damage. Fallen of Albaz and Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous are prepared to protect your most precious cards. Each pack includes 50 sleeves, designed for the rigors of tournament play. Competitors can keep and carry their full Main, Side, and Extra Decks in the Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Case, holding up to 70 sleeved cards. The exterior features two of the current tournament scene’s most memorable monsters: Lubellion the Searing Dragon and Mirrorjade the Iceblade Dragon. Inside you’ll find a double-sided Deck divider that also features the ferocious Fusion Monsters.
Ready to take your quest to the table? Protect your cards and keep them gliding effortlessly from Zone to Zone with the Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Game Mat. Showcasing Ecclesia the Exiled and Albaz the Shrouded, the Token Cardsfrom Structure Deck: Albaz Strike, it’s the same size and material of the Game Mats given as prizing in KONAMI-sanctioned events, and has subtle Zone designs to keep your plays proper. And when the Dueling’s done and it’s time for trades, bust out your Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio to display up to 180 of your favorite cards! Matching the Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Sleeves, the Portfolio portrays Fallen of Albaz and Dogmatika Ecclesia, the Virtuous on the front, as well as artwork from Structure Deck: Albaz Strike’s Tri-Brigade Token Card on the back, including Tri-Brigade Ferrijit the Barren Blossom, Tri-Brigade Kitt, Tri-Brigade Fraktall and the rest.
The Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Case, MSRP $4.99; Game Mat, MSRP $14.99; and 9-Pocket Duelist Portfolio, MSRP $9.99 arrive in stores on May 20. The Albaz – Ecclesia – Tri-Brigade Card Sleeves arrive on June 3, MSRP $3.99 per pack of 50.
It’s o-fish-al: true legends never die! The latest in the Legendary Duelists series arrives in June, bringing new cards for the strategies of not one, but three WATER Duelists! Appealing to fans of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series, as well as Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Legendary Duelists: Duels From the Deep unleashes a wave of new cards caught fresh, plus plenty of support to keep your WATER Deck afloat.
After two decades of fandom, Mako Tsunami’s stronger than ever! A new form of the classic Fortress Whale turns your WATER monsters into direct attackers, destroys monsters in your opponent’s Battle Phase, and can Special Summon any WATER Warrior monster from your Deck or Graveyard when it’s finally sunk. Bring it out with a new Level 4 Aqua-Type that can Special Summon your best WATER monsters from your hand, while negating your opponent’s Spell Cards and monster effects. Protect Mako’s new behemoth with a Continuous Spell that mimics Umi when it’s on the field, shields your WATER monsters from the effects of non-WATER monsters, and fishes up monsters from the Graveyard. You’ll even find a splashy new take on Reinforcement of the Army, with a Normal Spell that adds one of Mako’s monsters from your Deck to your hand, and Special Summons another for free.
Unleash the strength of the seas and delve deep into your Extra Deck! Shark from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL gets two new Xyz Monsters in Legendary Duelists: Duels From the Deep. The first is a Rank 5 Aqua-Type that protects itself from battle and trades its Xyz Materials to attach any face-up monster from the field instead! You can use that Rank 5 Xyz as all the Materials for Shark’s new Rank 6 too: it’s immune to destruction by card effects, and its effect summons “Number” Xyz Monsters between “101” and “107.” So how can you Xyz Summon the Rank 5 and get started? With two new Level 5 “Shark” monsters! Special Summon the first from your hand by controlling at least 1 WATER monster, and its effect will add a Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 Fish-type from your Deck. Use it to get the other new Shark in your undersea arsenal, and its effect will let you Special Summon it for the second Xyz Material you need. Both monsters can be used for Rank 3 and Rank 4 Xyz Summons in addition to Rank 5s, so you can pivot your plays to other powerful WATER Xyz Monsters like Bahamut Shark or Abyss Dweller whenever you need them.
Finally, Blue Maiden’s Marincess monsters return! A new Normal Spell lets you bring back a non-Link Marincess from the Graveyard, or if you control the Field Spell Marincess Battle Ocean, you can Special Summon any Marincess monster straight from your Deck. A new Link-3 Marincess lets you send WATER monsters from your hand to the Graveyard to add Marincess Trap Cards, and if your field gets wiped, you can banish her from your Graveyard to refill your field. Even bigger, the new Marincess Link-4 draws your opponent’s attacks away from other monsters, returns cards from the field to the hand, and Special Summons her Link Materials to negate your opponent’s card effects! Power out these new-blue powerhouses with two more Marincess Effect Monsters: Special Summon one by banishing a Marincess monster from your Graveyard, and Special Summon the other just by targeting a Marincess card you control. They’ll fill your graveyard, reduce your opponent’s Life Points, and protect your Marincess cards along the way.
Legendary Duelists: Duels From the Deep also brings back powerful cards that support these three WATER themes, plus some that can be useful in any Deck. And if you’re really looking to land the big one, you may also fish up a Ghost Rare upgrade of an iconic WATER monster that’s truly the catch of the day!
Dive into Legendary Duelists: Duels From the Deep on June 17! The full set contains 57 cards: 29 Commons, 10 Rares, 8 Super Rares, 9 Ultra Rares, and 1 Ghost Rare. MSRP: $2.09 per 5-card pack.
Did you know some of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’s most incredible cards are up for grabs in your neighborhood?
Compete in tournament play at an Official Tournament Store, and you’ll earn exclusive packs only available to tournament competitors. The new OTS Tournament Pack 19 features powerful cards for recent strategies; Super Rare upgrades of fan-favorites; and 3 new Ultimate Rare cards, a prized rarity you’ll only find in Tournament Packs! OTS Tournament Pack 19 features an Ultimate Rare printing of Fallen of Albaz, so you can show off this new rarity every time you unleash your Fusions!
OTS Tournament Pack 19 debuts at Official Tournament Stores starting June 15, with a total of 26 cards: 13 Commons, 10 Super Rares, and 3 Ultimate Rares. Tournament Packs are exclusively awarded as a tournament prize or participation pack.
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