Following the success of Konami's previous Yu-Gi-Oh! video games for PSone and Game Boy Color, Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel continues Konami of Europe's promotion of this exciting property. Faithfully recreating the skill and variety of the Trading Card Game, the Game Boy Advance title offers players the chance to pit their skills against Yu-Gi-Oh! fans all over the globe.
Users are dealt three hands, containing Monster, Magic and Trap cards. Travelling across an expansive game map, the player is then challenged by CPU contestants and must use the monsters, spells and traps at their disposal to defeat their opponent. A victory results in additional Duel Points that are added to the player's score, while an additional five cards are also earned up to a maximum of 60.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel also allows fans to compete against each other in head-to-head matches, courtesy of Nintendo' s Game Boy Advance Game Link cable. Players can also trade card this way, swapping rarer Monster cards in a stunning recreation of the original Trading Card Game. Using this system, players can browse through each other' s accrued cards before completing swap deals to improve their deck.
Incredibly, Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel can also be played against rival players from other countries. A menu screen invites users to select a language from English, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Spanish, the game automatically translating via the Game Link cable.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel, the eagerly awaited title will be available in April.