Duel Links – Information

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

duel links temp titleKey features:

  • Genre: Strategy
  • Origin: Japan
  • Number of Players: 1
  • System Support: online and offline play

Manufacturer: Konami
Developer:
Release Date: JA: April 2016
US: Jan 11, 2017, Nov 2017 (PC)
UK: Jan 11, 2017
Media: Android and iOS devices, PC (via Steam)
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Suggestive Themes)

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced it will release key new Yu-Gi-Oh! titles across a number of formats in 2016, allowing an even wider audience to enjoy the series, which is already popular worldwide as a card game and range of console titles.

In readiness of this milestone year, KONAMI is engaged in a number of initiatives to bring the fun of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series to an ever larger range of devices. In the spring, a new mobile game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will be released.

Japanese Duel Links promotional video released on Friday, March 18, 2016:

In Duel World mode, players can choose their favorite characters and duel against standard and legendary duelists. Players raise their characters’ levels, obtain cards, and complete missions in this mode. As players advance through stages, new legendary duelists and new functions are unlocked.

In the first Duel Links gameplay footage, we see a common duel between Joey and Kaiba as the two square off using cards both they are known for using with some updated strategy.

Take a look at the first gameplay footage of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links below:

Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and anime may have noticed that the lifepoints of Duel Links will begin at 4000, instead of the traditional 8000.

Also of note, each duelist begins with only four cards instead of five. And to make Duel Links even more unique, the game only appear to support three monsters and spell/trap cards on each side of the field at a time. These changes seem to encourage a faster style of dueling for the casual player.

US Video published on Sep 29, 2016

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links brings the popular trading card game (TCG) to life on iOS and Android devices. Duelists will kindle the spirit of Yugi, Kaiba and other beloved characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action!

People can battle against friends and duelists from around the world and compete in real-time duels in Online Matching mode. Players can also practice with the decks of duelists they competed against in the past and watch replays of previous duels.

duel links characters JapaneseThe game will feature well-known characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise such as Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba, Katsuya Jounouchi (known as Joey Wheeler in English), and Mai Kujaku (Mai Valentine). As players clear missions, they become able to use more characters. As the characters’ levels increase, players obtain cards and the characters gain new skills.

The game will has launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan in late April 2016.

The 5D’s Update

Yusei and Stardust Dragon are coming to 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links'

The 5D’s update will bring 50 additional Duelists skills, which includes 5D’s and some new GX skills. Most of the 5D’s skills revolve around Synchro Summoning and manipulating monster levels. Other skills are character-specific. Characters like Yusei, Jack Atlas, Akiza, Crow and Leo/Luna will likely be available when 5D’s is finally introduced.

As for the new GX skills, some seem to be connected to Jaden and his hero cards. Skills for Yubel will also be present.

Here’s the list of all the new Duel Links skills coming to the game:

YU-GI-OH! 5D’S SKILLS

Level Copy

Reveal one monster in your hand, then target one face-up monster on your side of the field; that target’s level becomes equal to the Level of the revealed monster. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Level Promotion

Reveal one monster in your hand, then target one face-up monster on your side of the field; that target’s level increases by the Level of the revealed monster. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Level Demotion

Reveal one monster in your hand, then target one face-up monster on your side of the field; that target’s level decrease by the Level of the revealed monster. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Level Tuning

Can be used when your LP is 2000 or below. Choose two monsters you control, and declare a level between 1 and 4; they become that level.

Tunemorph: Normal

Reveal one Tuner monster in your hand, then target one face-up normal monster you control; that target becomes Tuner monster. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Assault Mode ・ Change

Shuffle one “/Assault Mode” card from your hand into the Deck. Add one “Assault Mode Activate” from your deck to your hand, This skill can be used once per turn.

Beacon of Grace

Shuffle one Tuner monster from your hand into your deck to summon Majestic Dragon from your deck. This skill can be used once per turn.

Ties of Brother & Sister

Can be used when your LP is 1000 or below. Add one “Double Ripple” from your deck to your hand. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Earthbound Shield

Until your opponent’s next end phase, “Earthbound” monsters you control are not destroyed by their effects. This skill can be used once per Duel.

YUSEI SKILLS

The Dragon Head Mark

At the beginning of the Duel, add two “Junk Synchron” to your deck and one “Stardust Dragon” to your Extra deck.

LV2 Booster

Level 2 or lower monsters you control gain 200 ATK.

Warrior’s Booster

“Warrior” Synchro monsters you control gains 100 ATK x their level. This skill can be used once per turn.

Quick & Warrior

At the beginning of the Duel, add two “Quickdraw Synchron” to your deck and two random “Warrior” Synchro monsters which need “Synchron” tuner to your Extra deck.

Tuning

Can be used each time your LP decrease by 1800. In the Draw Phase, instead of doing a normal draw, draw one “Synchron” tuner monster of your choice, and send the card of the top of your deck to the Graveyard. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Angel Baton

Can be used in your Draw Phase, starting from the fourth turn, Instead of doing a normal draw, draw two cards and send one card of your choice from your hand to your Graveyard.

Tunemorph: Stardust Spark

Treat Stardust Spark Dragon you currently control as Tuner monster. This skill can be used once per Duel.

JACK ATLAS SKILLS

Mark of the Dragon: Wings

At the beginning of the Duel, add two “Dark Resonator” to your deck and one “Red Dragon Archfiend” to your Extra deck.

King of the Archfiend

Until the end of your turn, “Archfiend” Synchro monsters you control gains 100 ATK x their level. This skill can be used once per turn.

Double Tuner

Can be used when you control a Level 2 or below Tuner monster. Summon one Level 2 or below Tuner monster from your hand. This skill can be used once per Duel.

Champion’s Beat

Can be used when you control “Red Dragon Archfiend”. Randomly add one “Scarlet Security”, “Red Dragon Vase”, and “Crimson Fire” to your hand. This skill can be used once per Duel.

CROW SKILLS

Mark of the Dragon: Tail

At the beginning of the Duel, add two “Blackwing – Blizzard the Far North” to your deck and one “Black-Winged Dragon” to your Extra deck.

Fly High! Blackwing!

Until your opponent’s next end phase, “Black-Winged Dragon” and “Blackwing” Synchro monsters you control gain 200 ATK per “Black Wing” monsters you control. This skill can be used once per turn.

Black Feather Counter Charge

Send one card from your hand to the Graveyard. Place one “Black Feather Counter” on “Black-Winged Dragon” you control. This skill can be used once per turn.

LEO SKILLS

Docking strength with courage!

At the beginning of the Duel, add two “Morphtronic Remoten” to your deck and one “Power Tool Dragon” to your Extra deck.

Equip Return

Can be used when you have three or more Equip Spell cards in the Graveyard. one random Equip Spell in your Graveyard is added to your hand. Then, shuffle other Equip Spells in your Graveyard into your Deck. This skill can only be used once per Duel.

Spell Recycle [Equip]

Can be used when you control “Power Tool Dragon”. Place one Equip Spell in your graveyard to the bottom of your deck. This skill can be used once per turn.

Mark of the Dragon: Heart

At the beginning of the Duel, add two “Morphtronic Lantron” to your deck, and one “Power Tool Dragon” and “Life Stream Dragon” to your Extra deck.

YUBEL SKILLS

Evolved Form

When you control “Yubel” or “Yubel – Terror Incarnate”, activate one of these effects. This skill can be used once per Duel.

・ Send one “Yubel” you control to the Graveyard, and summon “Yubel – Terror Incarnate” from your hand.

・ Send one “Yubel” you control, and summon “Yubel – Terror Incarnate” from your hand.

I am Yubel Once per turn, shuffle “Yubel – Terror Incarnate” or “Yubel – The Ultimate Nightmare” from your hand into deck, and add one “Yubel” from your deck to your hand.

Let’s See My Love

Reveal “Yubel”, “Yubel – Terror Incarnate, or “Yubel – The Ultimate Nightmare” in your hand as many as you want. Increase your LP by 1000 per card you revealed. This skill can be used once per Duel.

I Won’t Disappear

Shuffle all banished “Yubel”, “Yubel – Terror Incarnate,” and “Yubel – The Ultimate Nightmare” into your deck or graveyard. This skill can be used once per turn.

MORE GX SKILLS

Reborn! My Hero!

Can be used when your LP is 2000 or below. Summon normal “Elemental HERO” monsters with different Attribute from your Graveyard as many as you can.

Fusion Monster Recovery

Send all Fusion monsters in your Graveyard to your Extra deck, and increase your LP by 1000 per card you sent.

Hero Flash!!

At the start of a Duel, the following cards are added to your Deck and shuffled: “H – Heated Heart” “E – Emergency Call” “R – Righteous Justice” “O – Oversoul”. When your Life Points decrease by 1800, in the Draw Phase, instead of ding a normal draw, add “Hero Flash!!” to your hand only once per Duel.

Emergency Call

Can be used when your Life Point is 2000 or below. Reveal one “Elemental HERO” monster in your hand, and add one “Elemental HERO” monster with the same Type and Attribute, but with different name.

We’ll have more details on this game as they become available, stay tuned!

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