Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Absolute Powerforce Special Edition Available Nationwide March 30th

Mar 10th 2010

Special Edition Features Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon and Dandylion

El Segundo, CA (March 10, 2010) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) today announced it will release Absolute Powerforce Special Edition with Super Rare copies of Dandylion and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon to retail and hobby outlets on March 30.

The Absolute Powerforce Special Edition (MSRP $9.99 per box) includes three Absolute Powerforce booster packs and one Super Rare variant card. Absolute Powerforce Special Edition makes it easy for Duelists to get their own Super Rare copies of Dandylion and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. These popular monsters have only been available as magazine subscription promotional cards, and have never been available in stores – until now!

The hyper-cute Plant monster, Dandylion first appeared in Jaden's Deck on the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated series. The power of Dandylion creates Fluff Tokens whenever it goes to the Graveyard – which any Duelist can use to Summon even stronger monsters. Until recently, Dandylion was considered so powerful that it was a Limited Card, so only one copy per Deck was allowed. However, beginning on March 1, restrictions on Dandylion were eased slightly, and now two copies are allowed. Veteran Duelists who use Decks like Monarchs or Plants are already making plans for their second Dandylion but Dandylion is so versatile that it works well in many Decks.

Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon is the latest massive behemoth in a long and proud tradition of “Red-Eyes” Dragon monsters, and is the cornerstone of today's Dragon Decks! The power of this Dragon comes from its ability to be Summoned easily, and then Summon other Dragons just as easily. A powerful force on its own, this titan of terror can quickly build up an entire Dragon army. A must-have card for any fan of the many fantastic Dragons in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME!

In addition to one of these two variant cards, each Absolute Powerforce Special Edition includes three packs of the namesake booster set. Five unbelievable Synchro Monsters anchor the Absolute Powerforce 100-card set, including new trump cards used by Yusei and Jack, as well as the amazing new Sun & Moon Dragons of Rex Goodwin. Absolute Powerforce also includes a brand new X-Saber Synchro Monster and as an added bonus for long-time Duelists, The Gravekeepers return – having first debuted in 2003.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series can be seen in the United States Monday through Saturday on Cartoon Network. The original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series can be seen Saturday mornings on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the Absolute Powerforce Special Edition, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG

The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 22 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, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. Konami's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, and Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.konami.com.


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