Setting itself up as the definitive edition of all things Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL has revealed during Tokyo Games Show 2021 that it will be launching this winter and will be free-to-play.

It will be once again time to duel as MASTER DUEL will feature over 10,000 cards to unlock and use that span over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh! duelling history. Build various decks to battle it out with players from all over the globe in online multiplayer.

Also announced at Tokyo Game Show was a brand-new single-player Solo mode for Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL. This will expand on the lore and history of several Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards from across the decades. Teased storylines so far include Duel Terminal and Hidden Arsenal along with pre-designed decks to play with. My limited knowledge of Yu-Gi-Oh! is hoping for some Blue Eyes White Dragon and Exodia the Forbidden One stuff too.

Platforms have also been announced and we can expect to see Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL release on Xbox One and Series X|S, PlayStation, PC, iOS and Android devices too. Cross-play has not been confirmed at this stage, but MASTER DUEL is being optimised so that iOS and Android players can expect the same experience as PC and console gamers.

How exactly the free-to-play model and card collecting works has yet to be confirmed – though I think many of us can make an educated guess how it likely will – but the winter timeframe leaves us with a bit of time to find out. Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Team anyone?

A winter release window means anytime between December and March realistically. The back end of 2021 is already stacked but mind you, so is the beginning of 2022. Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL going free-to-play during this timeframe is a good idea, as many will likely give it a try to see what to expect. Stay tune to https://www.konami.com/yugioh/masterduel/en/ to find out more.

Will you be one of those willing to give it a try? Are you hoping for a good pull with the microtransactions or will you grind to victory? As always, let us know in the comments below!

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