Beloved Franchise Returns with Two Unique Gaming Experiences Based on the New Animated Series
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - May 19, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Yu-Gi-Oh!TM 5D’s Wheelie Breakers for WiiTM and Yu-Gi-Oh!TM 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 for Nintendo DSTM will be available for purchase on May 19th 2009. The latest iterations in the popular franchise are based on the immensely successful Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s animated series on 4Kids Network, which pits rivals Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlus against each other in Neo Domino City.
Marking the first Yu-Gi-Oh! game to incorporate a racing mechanic, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers takes players on a whirlwind course through city streets and race courses to compete as their favorite characters head to head. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers is based on “Riding Duel” in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s animated series. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motorsport called “Wheelie Breakers” that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing. As they race around tracks on their Duel Runner motorcycles, players call upon powerful monsters from their decks which they manage before duels to battle their opponents and in an attempt to prevent them from finishing the race by attacking or setting traps. Using achievement points which players receive based on their race results, allow them to purchase new cards and add them to their decks providing upgrades to their Duel Runners or new monsters.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers takes full advantage of Wii as players use the Wii RemoteTM for competitive card dueling and Duel Runner racing. Gamers can also use the Nunchuk during races, allowing for split-second maneuvers including, acceleration, steering and recovery. Various gameplay modes are also offered including Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode, and Competition Multiplayer Mode with up to 3 friends in racing split screen. Also included are three exclusive trading cards bundled in the package.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009, players can experience the most robust offering in the World Championship franchise to date with up to 2,800 playable cards. The title features multiple gameplay modes including Story Mode, where players journey from Satellite to Neo Domino City and duel with characters from the animated series in various situations. Or play through World Championship Mode, where head-to-head battles can take place against Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers around the world.
Offering more playable cards than any other Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship title, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 includes playable cards from the latest booster pack “Crimson Crisis,” as well as three exclusive trading cards bundled in the package.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 will be available on May 19th in stores nationwide with an SRP of $32.00 and $29.99 respectively. Both Yu-Gi-Oh! games launch in tandem with the Yu-Gi-Oh! US National Championship tournament schedule and website.
For more information on Yu-Gi-Oh! games and the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, please visit www.konami.com/yugioh.
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