‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel’ has been surprise released today

It's time to du-du-du-du-dududududududuel!

Free-to-play title Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has pulled a surprise release today from Konami.

This virtual version of the trading card game was never formally given a release date, but it has now released across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices.

It was previously announced that the game would have cross-platform progression and cross-play across all platforms as well, meaning players can easily take the game on the go after playing on a home console.


Over 10,000 cards will feature in the game, alongside events and tournaments of different formats. Players can also examine decks from other duellists, and use them to create their own.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel. Credit: Konami

Cards can also be dismantled and crafted in Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, allowing players to use duplicates of cards they don’t want to go towards cards they might need instead.

If players fancy going solo instead of playing online, a series of tutorials can help them understand the game, or battles based around the stories of cards themselves can be selected. These series of battles net rewards, such as structure decks.

In-game currency is also present in the free-to-play title, which can be used to open card packs, which in turn can lead to more cards becoming available to the player.

More Yu-Gi-Oh! titles  coming to other platforms at some point as well, as announced in a virtual event from July of last year. Rush Duel is already out on Nintendo Switch, whilst Cross Duel will also be coming soon and will feature four-player card battles.


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