Straight from the Darkness of Deep Space Arrives the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Start Deck: Dawn of the Xyz

El Segundo, CA (June 30, 2011) – The incredible new, space-framed Xyz Monsters are traveling at the speed of light to stores nationwide on July 12th when Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) delivers the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG) Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz.

Pronounced ik-seez, the Xyz Monsters get their name because they are so easy to Summon. Players can make Xyz Monsters from anything: any monster Type, any Attribute and any theme. In fact, the best thing about Xyz Monsters is that they already work with any Deck, right now, with no adjustments required!

Xyz Monsters live in Reverse Time, so they do lots of things backwards. For instance, Xyz Monsters are pitch-black and the letters on them are bright white. Xyz Monsters have a Rank instead of a Level (with yellow & black stars, instead of yellow & red) and their stars are on the left instead of the right. Strangest of all, the monsters used to create an Xyz Monster stick around, to fuel up the Xyz's special powers!

The Dawn of the Xyz Starter Deck comes with 43 cards and is ready to Duel right out of the box! Serving two roles, it is designed to teach new players the ins & outs of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and also teaches current players about this new fabulous and flexible category of monsters. Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz is the very first place to get Xyz Monsters to add to an Extra Deck. Plus, Dawn of the Xyz also includes new Spell and Trap Cards to help Duelists make the most of the new Xyz Monsters. Additionally, Dawn of the Xyz includes lots of powerful cards that work in any Deck, like Mirror Force, Seven Tools of the Bandit, and Blade Knight.

A new age of Dueling is dawning, and this is the chance for Duelists to get in front of the pack!

Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz contains 43 cards (MSRP: $9.99):

  • 40 Common Cards

  • 1 Ultra Rare Card

  • 2 Super Rare Cards

  • 1 Beginner's Guide

  • 1 Game Mat

Each Saturday morning in the United States Duelists can catch TV episodes of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with the new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series, on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami, Starter Deck: Dawn of the Xyz or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit 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 25 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 theYu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America and Latin America.


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 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at 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

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