KONAMI’S YU-GI-OH! NIGHTMARE
TROUBADOUR DEBUTS ON NINTENDO DS THIS FALL
LOS ANGELES – Electronic
Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 – May 17, 2005 – Konami Digital Entertainment
– America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced new
details about Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour for the Nintendo DS. Based
on the popular trading card game and top-rated animated TV show, Yu-Gi-Oh! video
games continue to captivate fans of the franchise with more than six million
units sold to date in North America alone.
This September, Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare
Troubadour marks the first Yu-Gi-Oh! title for the Nintendo DS. The game takes
full advantage of the Nintendo DS’ touch screen and wireless technologies.
Players will use the touch screen to navigate a city map to find duel opponents.
Once a duel is initiated, the touch screen becomes a 2D card playing field and
the battle begins. The top screen becomes a 3D arena that shows monsters rising
from their cards to battle for Yu-Gi-Oh! supremacy.
The wireless gameplay is truly
groundbreaking in Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour. Players will be able to duel
one another wirelessly, as well as trade over 1000 of the newest Yu-Gi-Oh!
cards. A special “Friendship” feature in single player mode will trigger special
in-game events when you register your friend as duel colleague. Another unique
game mechanic found in Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour is “Game Time,” where time
within the game advances as you move and take turns in duels. The time of day
can affect duelist appearance rates and special events. Less challenging
duelists appear during morning to afternoon “Game Times” while more difficult
opponents appear during the evening times. With all these innovative features,
Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour will offer fresh gameplay to the most experienced
Yu-Gi-Oh Nightmare Troubadour will
be shown in playable form in the Konami booth at E3 2005. For more information
on Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, please visit:
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