Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Kicks Off the Fall Season with a Wealth of New Products Featuring
New Technologies, Stronger Monsters and Never-Before-Seen Cards Outside of Japan
New Fall Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Releases Allow Fans to Become Synchronized with All Yu-Gi-Oh!
TCG Players Across the World
Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) -- a division of The Upper Deck Company -- changes the world
of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME with brand new expansion sets Soul of the Duelist, Dark
Beginning and Rise of Destiny. The new sets feature new card technologies, stronger monsters
and cards never-before-seen outside of Japan. These sets also allow Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG players
around the world to have access to all of the same Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards for the very first time.
Please see descriptions and release dates below:
SOUL OF THE DUELIST – Mid-September 2004
Soul of the Duelist is the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG expansion set to hit the shelves. This new set
will feature special Ultimate Rare foil card technologies only seen in Japan until now, which
highlights and textures the images, the Attribute and Level Stars on the card. In addition, the
set will introduce new monsters with strong abilities to defeat more enemies; newer and more
powerful versions of the most popular cards; and release the largest Fusion Monster seen outside
of Japan, "Master of Oz."
DARK BEGINNING – Late October 2004
Dark Beginning is a reprint set, designed to help Duelists collect hard to-get and out-of-print
cards. Perfect for Duelists entering the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and includes cards with improved
clarified text. Included in each is a never-seen-before Player Tip card that will help Duelists
expand their Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG knowledge.
RISE OF DESTINY – Late November 2004
Rise of Destiny is the next booster that will change the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Rise of
Destiny ties the old with the new, bringing back many Monsters in new forms and expanding the
fantasy. These Monsters currently appear on the animated series, allowing Duelists to create
Decks and themes as seen on television. With nine new Machine-Type monsters, support for
"Harpie Lady" Decks, and Anti-Trap monsters to combat your opponent’s traps, Rise of
Destiny will revolutionize the game as we know it.
Among Duelists, the demand for booster sets has continued to increase as more Duelists join
the game and compete in the Duelist King Tournament, held in neighborhood hobby stores across
North America. Currently, more than 600,000 duelists are registered in more than 6,000 stores
across North America.
During the game, players Duel each other by summoning monsters and activating Spell and Trap
cards. Using a Starter Deck and/or booster sets, Duelists collect cards to play their hands
against other Duelists. Duelists with well-constructed Decks, powerful monsters, solid
strategy and a little good fortune are the winners in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME.
For more information on tournaments, the latest in Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME news and
product introductions, visit www.yugioh-card.com
Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: September 9, 2004
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