Konami continues its review series on the new one Yu-Gi-Oh! Master duel digital platform to be released in the next few months. In a video released today, TGS Anime details many of the deck building features that work for the game, including restrictions, public deck profiles, and more.
Begin, Master duel allows players to save a maximum of 20 decks on their account for easy access. Each deck can also store its own cosmetics, such as card cases, sleeves, and duel panels, which makes it easy to fully customize not only the cards but also the visual style of each deck in your arsenal.
The Deck Building menu also allows players to set up up to three main cards that will appear when hovering across the deck in any menu. This way you can check the core contents of each deck without opening them one by one.
In the actual deck builder, the menu looks pretty similar to others Yu-Gi-Oh! Games from the past including Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel links. However, there are many features and visual elements that Master duel stand out, such as the ability to browse not just the cards you own, but all of the 10,000+ cards available in the game.
If you don’t have a card, you can easily find out where to get it by using the “How To Get It” option in the card’s description field. You can still refine your search by monster type, card type, level and other criteria.
The company also gave a brief explanation of the card generation feature, showing that players can generate cards using a material known as craft points. These crafting points can be obtained by engaging in duels, completing missions, or disassembling cards that you have too many copies of.
The example shown in the video shows a rare card being dismantled and giving the player 10 rare crafting points. The copy of Sengenjin that the player was trying to generate cost 30 rare crafting points, which means that players will likely have to disassemble three cards of the same rarity to create a card of that rarity using this method. This does not take into account other rarities or reveals whether cards with a high usage rate will be more expensive to produce.
Another new feature is the Deck Builder’s Public Decks section, where you can view other Duelists’ decks. There is also a tagging feature that allows you to search between different types of decks, such as: Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series or just plain casual.
While using this feature, you can check what cards you have from each deck and even copy the decklist straight to your saved decks.
Master duel should be released sometime in February or March 2022 to keep the launch window for Winter 2021, with the game listed as a free-to-play title available on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Steam, Nintendo Switch, mobile and “many other platforms” will be available. Another overview video will be uploaded to the official Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel on January 15th.