Konami Europe is No More
Posted Friday, 3/31/2006 by PPNSteve
But don’t worry, Konami Digital Entertainment, GmbH has taken its place as the Japanese publisher reveals a re-branding and re-structuring of its European arm.
The company’s console, PC, arcade, mobile and new business operations will now be united under the umbrella brand of Konami Digital Entertainment with immediate effect, and comes ahead of big new 2006 releases such as Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and Yu-Gi-Oh.
“These are exciting times for Konami,” said Konami Digital Entertainment president Kunio Neo. “We have a hard-earned reputation for producing cutting edge titles and stand on the cusp of a new era of video games as new formats are launched. As such, this is terrific time to grow our unified business under the new company name.”
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters The Movie
Posted Saturday, 3/25/2006 by PPNSteve
As you know, there has been a ton of buzz recently about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters television story arc in Ireland and when it will be shown in the US.
Well, I’ve got some news that you might want to check out:
YU-GI-OH! CAPSULE MONSTERS THE MOVIE YUGI DISCOVERS A WHOLE NEW WAY TO DUEL IN ALL-NEW DIRECT-TO-DVD RELEASE
It's a Battle for Survival as Yugi Trades his Duel Disk for a Capsule Shooter First of Two New Capsule Monster Movies Coming Soon
Saving the world from destruction week after week is no easy task. So, when Joey wins an exotic trip for four, Yugi and his friends decide to take a much-needed vacation … or so they think! Before reaching their destination, their plane crash-lands in a deserted forest where the gang meets the mysterious Dr. Alex Brisbane, an archeologist who has made an astonishing discovery. Here in a remote area thousands of miles from Egypt lies a great pyramid that contains an incredible secret - a portal to another dimension - the world of the Capsule Monsters!
When Yugi and his friends enter this pyramid, they are magically transported to a dangerous realm inhabited by ancient creatures. Lost in a mystical labyrinth, they must complete a series of trials in order to find the passage back home. It's a battle for survival as Yugi trades in his Duel Disk for a Capsule Shooter in life-threatening challenges that are so much more than just a game!
Stay tuned to YW for exclusive online sneak peaks..
Konami Ships Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006
Posted Wednesday, 3/15/2006 by PPNSteve
New Ways to Play and Expanded Card Library Highlight Official Game of the 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Tournament
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Yu-Gi-Oh!™ Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 for the Game Boy® Advance has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The official video game of the 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Tournament, Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 features a host of new cards as well as all new game modes in which to enjoy the game’s fast-paced tactical card action.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 expands the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe with more than 2000 cards for players to collect and use, including many of the latest Structure decks from the TRADING CARD GAME as well as cards from the new Yu-Gi-Oh! GX television series. The new cards allow for increased variety and strategy in offensive and defensive tactics while maintaining the series’ core elements of traps, monsters and spells. Each copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 will also come with three limited edition official trading cards from the new GX universe, Golden Homunculus, Helios – The Primordial Sun and Helios Duo Megistus.
Players will now have more ways to play and test their Yu-Gi-Oh! skills with the addition of several original gameplay modes in Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006. The new Theme Duel mode challenges players to achieve victory while meeting a series of conditions, such as inflicting a certain amount of damage on their enemies or using a certain number of traps. Players looking for instant action can turn to Duel Puzzle mode, in which they must complete a series of objectives in one turn. Limited Duel mode establishes restrictions on the deck and actions available to the player, while Survival Duel mode challenges the player to advance as far as possible against a horde of enemies while managing a limited number of life points. Head to head competition is supported in Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006, as players can compete against their friends using the Game Boy Advance Link® Cable.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 is available exclusively for the Game Boy Advance for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information on Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 and the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, please visit: www.konami.com/gs.