Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel has apparently launched on Android devices July 5th (+/- a day or so) without any hype or notification. We can now see the game on the Google Play Store however this game has come out without any prior statement or release date reveals from Konami.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel will also release on iOS devices in the near future.
Konami made Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel official last July as a secondary product to the more popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel. It was put into testing last October, with almost 5,000 participants from around the world. But, after that, we didn’t hear anything else about the game and it just went silent.
We finally heard something about the game in May when Konami said that they will release it. No release date for Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel was made official and that is why this sudden release is a surprise. The game also hasn’t come out everywhere yet and is only available in some regions right now.
As of this post, the United States doesn’t have the Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel game and you’ll probably need to check if your region does. Konami released Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel in a similar manner to this, so launching this way isn’t new.
The game is also very different from other Yu-Gi-Oh! titles and breaks a lot of norms..
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel has a four-player card battle system and puts more emphasis on anime elements. Furthermore, a mode with its own rules and characters from Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel: Dawn of the Battle Royale!! is also present in the game. All duels have eight turns and a lot of unique rules are in the game which make it very different.
In an era where its rare to see big franchises experiment, Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross Duel feels fresh. We don’t know how Konami will roll it out on other platforms, but at least the game has launched. Hopefully, we hear something official from the company soon.
Source(s): PPN / YW news services, excerpts from eXputer