Duel Masters Adds 1st Ever Metal Game Cards
posted on by Egan Loo
The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Corocoro Comic magazine is confirming on Saturday that the long-running Duel Masters card game franchise will add its first ever cards made of metal. The Strong Metal Deck packs will each have a pre-constructed set of 40 non-metal cards, 2 metal cards, and a playing guide. The decks will ship in two varieties — Bakuretsu Dash (Explosive Dash) and Saikyō Kokugi (Strongest National Sport) — for 2,100 yen (about US$27) on November 19.
Duel Masters Victory, the latest television anime series based on the Duel Masters trading card game, premiered on TV Tokyo this past April. The game franchise already inspired seven previous television anime series in Japan: Duel Masters, Duel Masters Charge, Shinseiki Duel Masters Flash, Zero Duel Masters, Duel Masters Zero, Duel Masters Cross, and Duel Masters Cross Shock. The Cartoon Network ran the first anime series in the United States.
The Hub, the new television channel from Discovery Communications and Hasbro, will run a tentatively titled Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters animated series from Hasbro Studios. The relationship beween Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters and the various Japanese Duel Masters anime titles has not been specified.
Beyblade, another Takara Tomy game franchise, relaunched in 2008 with new spinning tops made of metal instead of plastic.