< Back to Press Releases

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary!

KONAMI Offers Duelists a Variety of In-Game Events and Promotions

p>Konami Digital Entertainment, B.V. today announces the one-year anniversary of its popular mobile and PC title, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. Since its global launch last year, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has seen more than 60 million downloads. The free-to-play game has earned top spot as a free app in the App Store, Google Play, and Steam.

Since the game’s launch one year ago, there have been more than 9.5 billion Duels played and 1.1 billion card packs opened. Among the card packs opened, one of the rarest cards, prismatic Blue-Eyes White Dragon has been obtained by 45,891 of the 60 million Duelists.  

To celebrate its anniversary, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links will feature a variety of special in-game events and promotions for a limited time, including:

 

  • "Slifer the Sky Dragon" Special Mission – Obtain this Divine-Beast by completing a Special Mission.
  • Ultra Rare (UR) and Super Rare (SR) ticket giveaways – Earn tickets for a chance to obtain cards such as: Dark Magician, Blue Eyes White Dragon, Red Eyes Black Dragon, Elemental HERO Neos
  • Fun Accessories – Collect Yami Yugi and Jaden card sleeves and game mat
  • Bonus Gems – Login to receive Gems to purchase card packs and build the ultimate Deck
 

Based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links brings the popular game to life on mobile devices and on PC. Duelists can kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba and other beloved characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in competitive card battle action. In the PC version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, players can retain their progress from the mobile version of the game and Duel against other mobile and PC players.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! series is based on the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! (by Kazuki Takahashi), which was serialized in SHUEISHA Inc.'s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1996, and is now on the fifth iteration of the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” animated series (currently airing on TV Tokyo-affiliated channels). KONAMI released the first console game in 1998, and the series, including the trading card game, is still enjoyed by countless customers worldwide. KONAMI continues to develop and distribute a wide range of Yu-Gi-Oh! content to deliver the fun and excitement of the series to customers around the globe.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is available for free at the App Store® for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®, Google Play™ for Android™ devices, and for PC via Steam.

For more information, visit www.konami.jp/yugioh/duel_links/en

For assets, visit https://konami-assets.com

Media Contacts:

Steve Merrett

Voltage PR

T: +44 (0)20 3372 0930 | E: steve@voltagepr.com

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 25 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual Decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a duel while using cards that represent powerful Monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in Europe and Oceania.

About Konami Group

Konami Group was founded in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Gaming & Systems, and Amusement Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en

About Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en

 

Games Press

Games Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com