The object of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is to win a Match (which consists of three duels) by reducing an opponent's "life points" from 8,000 to zero. This is accomplished through a series of turns using a deck with a minimum of 40 cards and a combination of strategy, skill and luck. Three main types of cards are used in Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Monster Cards, Magic Cards and Trap Cards, with each category being further divided into sub-categories. For more information on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or Upper Deck Entertainment, please visit www.yugioh-card.com or www.ude.com.
Konami has shipped over 4 million units of Yu-Gi-Oh! videogames in North America since the series' debut in March 2002. Konami has released six Yu-Gi-Oh! videogames that have each consistently ranked in the Top 3 of their respective sales charts according to industry analyst NPD TRST; Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories for Sony PlayStation®, Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories Premium Edition for Sony PlayStation®, Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories for Nintendo Game Boy® Color, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul for Nintendo Game Boy® Advance, Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters for Nintendo Game Boy® Advance and Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses for Sony PlayStation® 2. The games are recognized for the deeply strategic and challenging gameplay based on the mega-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! universe.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! comic series from artist Kazuki Takahashi that first appeared in Japan in 1996. It is currently being serialized in SHONEN JUMP, the monthly manga magazine published by VIZ, LLC. The comic spawned a hit cartoon TV show, a top-selling collectible card game, several videogames and other licensed merchandise. Yu-Gi-Oh! follows the adventures of Yugi, a young boy who possesses the "Millennium Puzzle" that allows him to transform into the "Game King" whenever he is challenged.
4Kids Entertainment Inc. manages the merchandising and television rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! in the United States. The animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! King of Games is broadcast 11-times per week on Kids WB.
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck Entertainment is a division of The Upper Deck Company, LLC, a premier sports/entertainment publishing company which delivers a portfolio of relevant, innovative and multidimensional product experiences to collectors and sports and entertainment enthusiasts. Founded in 1988, The Upper Deck Company, LLC is located in Carlsbad, Calif.
About Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. 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 subsidiary offices, Konami of America, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami of America, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products distributed by Konami of America, Inc. can be found at www.konami.com/usa.
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