Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Trading Card Game Steps into The Shining Darkness

Apr 7th 2010

Collect Powerful New Monsters, Spells, and Traps

El Segundo, CA (April 7, 2010) – The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) is kicking it up a notch on May 11, as The Shining Darkness booster packs make a ton of powerful new cards available to Duelists everywhere.

Duelists will leave opponents scratching their heads from the near-fatal barrage of powerful new cards available at their disposal. Collectors and players alike will be amazed by the strength of the new monsters, Spells, and Traps available in The Shining Darkness Booster Set.

While this set contains cards for almost every Deck, fans of Blackwings and Infernities will want to take particular notice. Blackwings have been one of the most popular Decks in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG since their introduction just over a year ago, and The Shining Darkness contains nine new Blackwing-themed cards for Blackwing Duelists to add to their Decks.

Not to be outdone, the fiendish Infernity monsters get over a dozen new cards, bringing the Infernity monsters to the forefront of competitive Dueling and transforming them into a powerful new Deck type that every Duelist will want to check out. Combining blazing speed with a tenacity that keeps bringing them back from the Graveyard, any opponent will find it tough to keep down a well-played Infernity Deck.

With fun and powerful monsters, Spells, and Traps, The Shining Darkness will appeal to Duelists of all ages!

The Shining Darkness 100-card set contains:
48 Common Cards
20 Rare Cards
14 Super Rare Cards
10 Ultra Rare Cards
8 Secret Rare Cards

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 Shining Darkness, 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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