Hot off the presses from this year’s Jump Fiesta, Konami has announced that they have in development 3 Yu-Gi-Oh videogame titles scheduled for a 2016 release in Japan. Between the 3 titles, the company plans to release Yu-Gi-Oh games on 3DS, Mobile, and PC all within the near future. Konami has yet to comment on a western release for any of these titles.
For their Japanese releases the plans are that the mobile game – titled Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links – will be the first to release in Spring 2016, followed by the 3DS title in Summer 2016 and the PC title in the Winter towards the end of the year. Titles for the 3DS and PC releases are still unknown. As for western fans of the franchise; at least the PS4/Xbox One title Yu-Gi-Oh Legacy of the Duelists is still fresh, having released this last Summer in the west.
Like I already said; nothing has been said in regards to western releases for these titles just yet. However; based off of what happened to the last game that they localized, maybe that might be for the best – Yu-Gi-Oh World Duel Carnival apparently had a majority of its unlockable content in transition to the west. As for if the games will eventually come to the west in any form – if I were to bet, I’d imagine that all 3 of these games will come over, especially since card games have risen in popularity over the last year or so, compounded by the prevalence of PC gaming in the west. Whether or not we’ll get the same content that Japan will is, of course, yet to be seen.
What are your thoughts regarding Konami’s announcement? Is there any hope for a Western release for any of these titles? If so, do you think the will be like World Duel Carnival, with a bunch of content lost in transition? Sound off in the comments below.