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Sneak Peek To Be Held May 10th and 11th

El Segundo, Calif. (May 5, 2015) – Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) fans will be eager to get together with their fellow Duelists to playtest and perfect their Deck-building skills with the Crossed Souls booster set and its bounty of new cards. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), a leader in the trading card game category, delivers this monstrous set to stores nationwide on May 15.

In this powerful booster set, five warring tribes of Monsters put aside their differences and gain the power to Pendulum Summon! Crossed Souls unlocks fresh Deck-building opportunities like never before for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. This 100-card set introduces the Zefra monsters, a new monster omni-theme that crosses over five different Deck types. Zefra monsters are tied in to a popular monster group from recent sets. Duelists with Shaddolls, ’tellarknights, Yang Zing, Nekroz, or Ritual Beasts can add their new Zefra monsters to spice-up their Deck, or build a Deck entirely of Zefra monsters, tying all five together.

While their cross-theme potential and monster effects vary, all Zefra monsters can take advantage of the powerful Zefra Spell & Trap Cards like Oracle of Zefra and Chosen of Zefra in Crossed Souls, magnifying the power boost that Zefra monsters give to any Deck that includes them. At the same time, a pure Zefra Deck (or a Deck with appropriate Zefra splash) can now gain increased access to Shaddoll, ‘tellarknight, Yang Zing, Nekroz, and Ritual Beast cards!

Crossed Souls also arms Duelists with the latest non-Zefra cards for their Burning Abyss, Madolche, Infernoid, U.A., Yosenju, and other Decks. Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and TV series will also be treated to a slew of new cards from the newest generation of the series – Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

KONAMI is once again partnering with Official Tournament Stores to hold a Sneak Peek of this new set on Saturday and/or Sunday, May 9th – 10th, where Duelists can get a head start on creating new Decks and developing strategies to use against their peers.  Duelists will also have the chance to win an exclusive Sneak Peek game mat!  Visit this link to see if an Official Tournament Store in your area is hosting a Sneak Peek for the Crossed Souls booster set:

Lastly, Duelists are encouraged to ‘Bring a Friend’ to Yu-Gi-Oh! Demo Day on May 9th!  When a Duelist brings a beginning player to a participating OTS for a demo, both players will receive an exclusive lenticular Deck Box (while supplies last)! Beginning players will also have the opportunity to win a Space-Time Showdown Power Box, the perfect product for a beginner, with a Space-Time Showdown Super Starter, 3 Power-Up Packs and a rubberized game mat! A list of participating stores can be found online at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/specialevents.html.

Each nine-card pack will be available at an MSRP of $3.99. The Crossed Souls booster set contains 100 cards:

48 Common
20 Rare
14 Super Rares
10 Ultra Rares
8 Secret Rares

Duelists can watch all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes every Tuesday as well as all of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s on www.yugioh.com in the United States. In addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL airs twice on Sundays on Nicktoons. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.


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 the Yu-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 www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. 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 www.konami.com.


Media Contacts:
Don Williams
Williams Group Public Relations
(760) 707-4589 

Fernando Bustamante
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

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