Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starstrike Blast Available November 16

Nov 4th 2010

El Segundo, CA (November 4, 2010) – Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., (Konami) lights up the market with the launch of Starstrike Blast on November 16th. Duelists will clamor to stores for a chance to get these out-of-this-world cards in this latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Booster Set.

Sure to make an impact with experienced players and those just getting into the game, Starstrike Blast offers a mix of powerful Synchro Monsters, a selection of cards that work well with any Deck, and specialized monsters for both popular Decks and for those building new strategies.

Starting with two of the biggest Synchro Monsters; the triple-threat Shooting Star Dragon and the ever-powerful Red Nova Dragon, Starstrike Blast is loaded with a cluster of exceptional cards. Starstrike Blast also introduces Formula Synchron, the first Synchro Monster that's also a Tuner! This unique monster lets Duelists Synchro Summon during their opponent's turn.

There is way more in Starstrike Blast than just big Synchro Monsters - it's bursting with new cards for Blackwings, Scraps, Watts, Naturias, Koa'ki Meiru, Genex, Fabled, and Ice Barrier strategies. There's even a brand new Monarch: Delg the Dark Monarch. This set also introduces the new Karakuri monsters, a new brand of Machines that pull off a myriad of tricks by constantly changing battle position.

Tuning is a new Spell Card that makes it so it's easy to Summon Yusei's top Synchro Monsters like Drill Warrior and Junk Destroyer. In addition, Starstrike Blast includes new Tuners like Glow-Up Bulb and Scrap Mind Reader, which Duelists can use twice by bringing them back from the Graveyard. This all makes Synchro Summoning easier than ever!

Finally, for the Duelist that loves to mess with an opponent's strategy, this set is ideal, with new cards like Skull Meister, Droll & Lock Bird, Spellstone Sorcerer Karood, and Psi-Blocker to add to their Deck.

The Starstrike Blast 100-card Booster Set contains:

48 Common Cards

20 Rare Cards

14 Super Rare Cards

10 Ultra Rare Cards

8 Secret Rare Cards

The Starstrike Blast Booster Set will be available at hobby and retail stores nationwide November 16 for an approximate retail price of $3.99 per pack.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series can be seen in the United States on Saturday mornings on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the Starstrike Blast 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, 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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