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Konami Reveals 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel'

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST

Konami of America, Inc. today revealed a brand new title in the mega-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! series of videogames, Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Slated for release on April 15, 2003, Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel will ship with three limited edition Trading Game Cards inside the game box; Harpie's Feather Duster, Sinister Serpent and Valkrion The Magna Warrior.

Worldwide Edition is the most faithful re-creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh!(tm) Trading Card Game, featuring over 1,000 game cards and updated Trading Card Game rules. The first handheld Yu-Gi-Oh!(tm) videogame to feature a single-player adventure mode, Worldwide Edition brings players to Battle City, an exciting metropolis that plays host to the ultimate Yu-Gi-Oh!(tm) tournament. Players will progress through the game by visiting various neighborhoods, interacting with city folk, and challenging characters from the TV series to win the championship.

With support for English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Italian, players from around the globe can now link up and compete against one another. Players can collect cards from over 20 kinds of booster packs, import cards from the official Trading Card Game or trade cards with friends in an effort to build an unbeatable deck.

Yu-Gi-Oh!(tm) Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel is rated E for Everyone and will be available at an SRP of $34.99.

About Yu-Gi-Oh!

Konami has shipped a combined total of 3.1 million units of Yu-Gi-Oh! videogames in North America since the series' debut in March 2002. Konami has released four Yu-Gi-Oh! videogames that have each consistently ranked in the Top 3 of their respective sales charts according to industry analyst NPD TRST; Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories for Sony PlayStation®, Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Premium Edition for Sony PlayStation®, Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories for Nintendo Game BoyÒ Color(tm) and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul for Nintendo Game Boy® Advance(tm). The games are recognized for accurately capturing the deeply strategic and challenging gameplay of the mega-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is based on the "Yu-Gi-Oh!" comic series from artist Kazuki Takahashi that first appeared in Japan in 1996. The comic spawned a hit cartoon TV show, a top-selling collectible card game, several videogames and other licensed merchandise. Yu-Gi-Oh! follows the adventures of Yugi, a young boy who possesses the "Millennium Puzzle" that allows him to transform into the "Game King" whenever he is challenged.

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