Konami debuted a new Yu-Gi-Oh! title last week, but Konami brings out a new Yu-Gi-Oh! game every other week. What's different about Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels? It's coming to Xbox Live Arcade.
I have to admit, I completely skipped over Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels news earlier this week, because as I mentioned previously, it seems like there's a new title based on the anime/collectible card game/toy franchise every time I turn around. I'm currently hip-deep in World Championship 201: Reverse of Arcadia for the DS as it is, and as such couldn't even afford to ponder a new Yu-Gi-Oh! title. That's why I completely missed the fact that the latest entry in the series brings the popular card game to Xbox Live Arcade.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels, due out this spring on Xbox Live Arcade, is a full-fledged Yu-Gi-Oh! title, complete with a story mode and plenty of opportunities to upgrade your starter deck with booster packs featuring cards from the game's 11 year run.
And you'll need those cards, as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels also features online duels for up to four players, with rules customization, voice chat, and leaderboards.
Kiddie cartoon tie-in aside, Yu-Gi-Oh! as a collectible card game rivals Magic: The Gathering in scope and complexity. My nephew introduced me to it some eight years ago, and I've gotten worse while he's gotten better. Our matches generally involve me laying down two cards and then shouting obscenities for five to ten minutes as he makes the ridiculously drawn-out duels from the cartoon look like games of rock-paper-scissors.
And now he'll be able to beat me online. Great. Thanks, Konami.