May 19, 2009
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Titles For Wii and
Nintendo DS Hit Retail
Beloved Franchise Returns with
Two Unique Gaming Experiences Based on the New Animated Series
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
today announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers for Wii and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 for Nintendo DS will be available
for purchase on May 19th 2009. The latest iterations in the popular franchise
are based on the immensely successful Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s animated series on 4Kids
Network, which pits rivals Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlus against each other in Neo
Marking the first Yu-Gi-Oh! game to
incorporate a racing mechanic, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers takes players on
a whirlwind course through city streets and race courses to compete as their
favorite characters head to head. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers is based on
"Riding Duel" in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s animated series. Yusei and Jack duel in a
new motorsport called "Wheelie Breakers" that combines card dueling with duel
wheel racing. As they race around tracks on their Duel Runner motorcycles,
players call upon powerful monsters from their decks which they manage before
duels to battle their opponents and in an attempt to prevent them from finishing
the race by attacking or setting traps. Using achievement points which players
receive based on their race results, allow them to purchase new cards and add
them to their decks providing upgrades to their Duel Runners or new monsters.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers
takes full advantage of Wii as players use the Wii Remote for competitive card
dueling and Duel Runner racing. Gamers can also use the Nunchuk during races,
allowing for split-second maneuvers including, acceleration, steering and
recovery. Various gameplay modes are also offered including Story Mode, Grand
Prix Mode, and Competition Multiplayer Mode with up to 3 friends in racing split
screen. Also included are three exclusive trading cards bundled in the package.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust
Accelerator: World Championship 2009, players can experience the most robust
offering in the World Championship franchise to date with up to 2,800 playable
cards. The title features multiple gameplay modes including Story Mode, where
players journey from Satellite to Neo Domino City and duel with characters from
the animated series in various situations. Or play through World Championship
Mode, where head-to-head battles can take place against Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers around
Offering more playable cards than
any other Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship title, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust
Accelerator: World Championship 2009 includes playable cards from the latest
booster pack "Crimson Crisis," as well as three exclusive trading cards bundled
in the package.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Wheelie Breakers and
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 will be available
on May 19th in stores nationwide with an SRP of $32.00 and $29.99 respectively.
Both Yu-Gi-Oh! games launch in tandem with the Yu-Gi-Oh! US National
Championship tournament schedule and website.
For more information on Yu-Gi-Oh!
games and the Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments, please visit