Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Game Launches for PC This Winter
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Tokyo Game Show stage event for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game announced on Friday that the game will get a PC release in Japan in winter 2017. The game's official English Facebook page also confirmed that the game will launch for PC via Steam in English this winter.
Players will be able to transfer their game data between the smartphone and PC versions. In-game events and other content will launch simultaneous in both versions.
In addition, the event's staff also announced that the game's new "Generation Next" Main Box launched on Friday and features Yu-Gi-Oh! GX characters. The official YouTube channel for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game began streaming promotional videos for the release in Japanese and English.
To mark the Box's launch, the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime will begin streaming in Japanese on video distribution websites on October 1.
In the game's Duel World mode, players can choose their favorite characters and duel against standard and legendary duelists. Players raise their characters' levels, obtain cards, and complete missions in this mode. As players advance through stages, new legendary duelists and new functions are unlocked.
People can battle against friends and duelists from around the world and compete in real-time duels in Online Matching mode. Players can also practice with the decks of duelists they competed against in the past and watch replays of previous duels.
The game features well-known characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise such as Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba, Katsuya Jounouchi (known as Joey Wheeler in English), and Mai Kujaku (Mai Valentine). As players clear missions, they become able to use more characters. As the characters' levels increase, players obtain cards and the characters gain new skills.
The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on November 17, and it has surpassed 50 million downloads as of August 23. The game launched worldwide on January 11.