Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection Revealed for PC and Switch

    Featuring classic Game Boy Color and Advance titles.

    Konami announced Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection, a compilation of classic Yu-Gi-Oh! games to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game’s 25th anniversary. The collection will be available on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam worldwide. 

    The prolific Yu-Gi-Oh! series needs no introduction. Nearly 30 years after it’s inception as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi, the franchise continues to expand into anime, console and mobile games, merchandise, and so much more. The next game release for the series is compliation of early Yu-Gi-Oh! video game entries.

    Konami’s New Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection 

    Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection will include multiple classic games, including 2000’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Battle of Great Duelist for Game Boy Color and 2001’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 6: Expert 2 for Game Boy Advance. A release date and price for the collection were not announced yet. However, Konami plans to reveal more information and pricing for the new game soon. 

    Update – 2/5: in a new press release, Konami comes the collection will be sold in the west:

    Revealed at the “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: The Legend of Duelist QUARTER CENTURY” special event in Tokyo, Japan, Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection is a new digital title in development, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game.
    Coming to the Nintendo Switch™ and Steam®, Yu-Gi-Oh! Early Days Collection brings together the earliest Yu-Gi-Oh! games ever released. The collection will include titles that weren’t previously released in the West.

    On February 3, Konami released an anniversary short for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The anniversary short, titled Yu-Gi-Oh Go Rush, commemorates the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Additionally, Konami has established their own anime studio titled Konami Animation. The studio has the tagline “Add (+) Anime to Konami.” The anniversary short for Yu-Gi-Oh, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game The Chronicles is the first release by Konami Animation. 

    Nobuhiro Kondo has been directing the recent Yu-Gi-Oh series at Bridge. The first episode of the series, titled Yu-Gi-Oh Go Rush, initially aired in April 2022. It is the eighth spin-off in the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise. Kondo will be returning for the series’ third year, which begins in April 2024.

    Naoto Hashimoto is the Yu-Gi-Oh Go Rush anime’s assistant director. Toshimitsu Takeuchi will be overseeing the series’ scripts while Masahiro Hikokubo will be in charge of the duel layout in the anime’s third year. Kazuko Tadano and Hiromi Matsushita will be returning as the series’ character designers while Hiroshi Yamamoto will be the series’ sound director.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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