Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Heads West in August

Konami reveals the Western release date of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution with a new trailer.

Konami’s Switch-exclusive, updated version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, has a release date: August 20, 2019. The reveal comes from a brand-new trailer for the game uploaded to the official Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel (seen above).

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In addition to the release date, the new trailer also revealed that three cards will come as a bonus with the physical version of the game that’s exclusive to North America and Europe. The three cards are Progleo, a Link monster, Micro Coder, a Cyberse archetype monster, and Cynet Codec, a new spell card.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the first game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise to release on Nintendo Switch. It originally launched in Japan on April 26. The previous version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist launched digitally for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 30, 2015, and on PC via Steam on December 7, 2016.

Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution will be the first physical Yu-Gi-Oh! game to release in North America and Europe since Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus for the Nintendo DS. Link Evolution will also include all content from the previous version as well as an added story mode based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRainz anime series, new master rules, link summoning, and over 9,000 cards.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is currently available for pre-order digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $39.99. The Japanese version has an English language option, so players who can’t wait have the option to purchase the digital version of the game on the Japanese eShop. 

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