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Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution to be at Jump Festa 2020

Get some hands on

Konami has announced plans to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution with them to Jump Festa 2020, which is taking place on Dec. 21st and 22nd, 2019 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. It seems this will just be a standard hands-on demo for the event.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Out Now

It's time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-download!

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – August 20, 2019 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced its newest title, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch™. The most comprehensive Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) in franchise history is available now in stores and through the Nintendo eShop at SRP $39.99.

Exclusive to the physical retail version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, Duelists will unpack three brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards: the Link Monster, Progleo, along with the Cyberse Monster Micro Coder and the Spell Card Cynet Codec.

Based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution allows Duelists to construct their own Decks from a selection of more than 9,000 cards, the most in any Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG video game. Creating a tailored experience for Duelists of all experience levels and those who are familiar with the six animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series, the game provides the opportunity to relive more than 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! history, in addition to tapping into some of the most memorable storylines from the shows.

Duelists can visit the Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution web page for full retail information: https://www.konami.com/yugioh/lotd_le/us/en/.

Additional key features in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution include:

Challenge other players with local-play or Nintendo Online
The addition of Link Monster cards not only change the way seasoned Duelists play their cards, but where they play them
Take on the roles of the animated series villains with Reverse Duels
Compete in Battle Pack Sealed Pack and Draft play
Includes all previously released Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist content

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution - developer gameplay and interview

Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution - more gameplay footage

Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution - North American cover, and more screens

Build your Deck from over 9,000 cards and take on the most iconic Duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe. Relive the stories from the original animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series through Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and challenge the newest generation of Duelists from the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!

Konami considered including multiple Rule Sets for Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Keep it simple, stupid

When Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution launches for Switch, it will give players one Rule Set to play with. Yu-Gi-Oh! fans know that there are multiple Rule Sets out there, so why go with just one? Konami's Charles Murakami explained in an interview with DualShockers.

“We wanted to make sure that players can use their own Deck creations in addition to the story-themed ones. Also, we found that it was confusing to new players when the field and rules kept changing. Ultimately, we found that sticking to one set of rules was the easiest to understand and fun for most players.”

Konami explains why Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is exclusive to Switch

Yu-Gi-Oh-kay!

The only place you're going to find Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the Switch. Wondering why Konami made the decision to make this version of the game exclusive? Konami Producer Charles Murakami explained in a DualShockers interview.

“Link Summoning being added created lots of differences from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist. For Link Evolution, we tried to retain as much of the original game and add new content to it, but underneath it’s almost an entirely new game. So, it’s not the same as before where we can just add the cards via an update or DLC.

We wanted to leverage the portability and home console style of the Switch, making it an intriguing choice for both local and online play…With the Switch being a hybrid console, we knew players will expect a feature that is in other portable Yu-Gi-Oh! games–local multiplayer. So, making sure all the multiplayer modes work both online and local play was essential.”

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution booster pack content list

Card cataloging

If you plan on grabbing Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, you might want to know where you can find archetypes and certain cards in the booster packs. Rather than poring through the cards on your own, why not check out this handy list? It'll give you a full rundown of what you can find in each booster pack. Have a look at the list here.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution getting a retail release in the West

Great news for fans

I have to say that I'm absolutely shocked. Konami really is going all-out on the upcoming localization of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution. Today they've confirmed that a retail release will launch alongside the already-announced eShop version. We don't have a price point or any other info right now, but those details should be released soon.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution supports touchscreen play

Perfect for portable play

Konami has gone the extra mile for Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution on the Switch. If you're planning to do a lot of portable play, you'll be happy to know that the game fully supports the touch screen. You can play the entire game without the need of a single button. We had hoped Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution would include this feature, but the confirmation is great news.

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