Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel is Headed West

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Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel is Headed West

August 26, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

It's time to duel once again — Konami has announced during Gamescom 2021 that Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel will be making its way to the West and getting an English-language release on the Nintendo Switch.

As its name implies, Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel is a modified version of the standard Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game that significantly speeds up gameplay (and adds in a bit more action, too). Check out the Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel Official English Release Teaser Trailer to get a feel for the game!

This upcoming Nintendo Switch release is based on the Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel card game and features characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens anime. Goha City is run by the massive Goha Corp, a business that controls every aspect of life (including dueling, for some reason). Our hero Yuga Ohdo seeks to become the King of Duels by beating his opponents — but this isn't your standard Yu-Gi-Oh! battle.

Rush Duels are somewhat similar to Speed Duels and have some key differences from standard play. For example, players can Normal Summon as many monsters as they'd like during a turn. There's no limit to hand size, and players draw up to a minimum of five cards instead of a single card at a time. The result? These rule changes give you the same kind of entertaining card battles as standard Yu-Gi-Oh! gameplay in much less time.

 
 

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When is the Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel English Release Date?

The Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel English release date will be sometime in the Fall of 2021 for the Americas and Europe. A more specific date has not yet been announced.

A price for this upcoming game hasn't been announced yet, either. That said, the Japanese version sells for roughly the equivalent of $59.99 on the Nintendo eShop, so you should expect it to be a full-price game in your region when it launches later this year.

Are you looking forward to Yu-Gi-Oh: Rush Duel making its way to the Western world? What's your favorite non-standard playstyle for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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