Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival Reaches Europe On June 26th

By Ishaan . May 14, 2014 . 10:30am

Update: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival will be released in North America this September as a Nintendo eShop download.


Last month, a rating for Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival in Australia revealed that the game would be brought to the West by Konami. This morning, Konami announced a release date for the Nintendo 3DS title in Europe—June 26th.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival will have 11 playable characters, each with their own story and card decks. The game will include step-by-step tutorials and an Easy Mode to get new players acquainted with how things work, while more experienced players will be able to able to build custom decks using over 5,500 cards.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival will be available both at retail and via the Nintendo eShop as a download. The game will cost €39,95 regardless of how you buy it. The retail version will include three collectible cards: Snow Plow Hustle Rustle, Night Express Knight and Special Schedule.


Additionally, screenshots of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival—which you can find below—indicate that it is being translated into multiple languages for its European release.



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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Cant wait to experience the dokidokishipping. Now if a CONUS release happens.

  • Reki Honoo

    So No north american release date yet?

    • It got confirmed for September in America just a bit ago.

      • Reki Honoo

        Wait it did? Can i get the article please?

        • I’ve posted the link to the article where this is confirmed on their two Facebook pages for this stuff a couple times through this post. Scroll around a bit, I don’t wanna over-spam. XD

  • Smooosh




    Day 1 buy, been waiting for another Yu-Gi-Oh! since over the nexus.

    • Blaz

      Wish they would of made a sequel to Over the Nexus, I wanted to fly on a Crimson Dragon D-Wheel, too.

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      the psp version is 5ds is good

  • Slickyslacker

    America too…please…don’t do this to me, Konami.

  • Tincho Kudos

    I missread Yugioh Zexual World…

  • SirRichard

    Well that’s an honest surprise, Konami publishing something that isn’t Metal Gear!

    Jokes aside, honestly thinking of getting it, got sort of into Yugioh again a while back when I could understand what the cards meant half the time. And then all the rules changed and there’s new kinds of monsters and then I didn’t understand anything again.

    • awang0718

      Konami revenue and profits halved this fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal year, despite the succes of MGS:GZ. They need to release other gmaes, and this is one of them.

  • Come ooooon US release date.

    I’m imagining either we’ll hear about it within the next week, or they’ll put out a trailer during E3. But at least it’s finally gonna be in English!



    North America will be getting the game in September! Digital-only though! (But I don’t care it’s finally cominggggg!!)

    • GH56734

      Be thankful it’s in English.
      Konami didn’t bother to include in English at all (but they did include the four other European languages) when they localized Captain Tsubasa DS.

      • It’s coming out in America, actually, so I’m very thankful! (Check out my edited post.)

    • Slickyslacker

      I’m hoping this will just be like One Piece: Unlimited World Red. NA ends up getting it a bit later due to licensing or distribution delays.

      I fear that it’s going to be one of those games, that’s deliberately released everywhere but NA.

      • Turns out, it’s coming to NA anyway. Just in September. Check out my edited post!

        • Slickyslacker

          Digital only.

          DIGITAL ONLY.


          Oh well. I suppose I’ll import a European copy for collection purposes, and it’ll be one of my token digital games.

          Man, even if they could have done a limited print run, like Shinovi Versus. It’s a shame that a shitty game like that gets a physical release, but a Yu-Gi-Oh game doesn’t.

          • It’s honestly something I somewhat expected. While it’s a shame, it at least means the game IS coming.

            Which is important, and it’s important to show that people would want more games in this series and to make it viable for a physical release in the future, here.

  • CozyAndWarm

    Ohhh man, this better come to the US. It’s been ages since I last played a good TCG video game.

  • luckgandor

    Hope this one has faster AI thinking times. Haven’t really had my eye on this one until now.

  • Learii

    this great and all now where tag force 7?

    • The thing is? This is basically Tag Force 7, just without the tag duels.

      Though really, you might see a Vita Arc-V game or something next year, now that the system is selling regularly.

      • Learii

        don’t there one suppose to be 1 on 3DS and 1 on vita?

        • It’s unlikely we’ll get another Zexal game… mainly because Arc-V just started, and it seems like Zexal is sorta late to the game party. Not to say it won’t happen as a definite, but as more time goes by, it’s more and more unlikely.

          • Learii

            ya I agree zexal game come out too late

  • It’d be nice if this came out in the US. I can’t even begin to follow all this Yu-Gi-Oh stuff anymore, but I haven’t gotten a good TCG fix in years.

    • It’s coming in September, don’t worry!

      • PhysicusMagnus

        Coming out for digital release only, meaning those nice promo cards aren’t going to be with them. Takes away 90% of the reason I wanted the game.

  • nonscpo

    Yay let the North American release follow, haven’t bought a 3DS game since last year would love it for this game to he my first for 2014.

  • Zack

    Is it me or does the main character look more stupid as new Yu-Gi-Oh shows come out?

    • AuraGuyChris

      No. Every character looks more outrageous than the previous. And I mean it. Everyone in the future wears scouters.

      • If the Space Furry with a Google Glass says it, then it must be true.

      • Zack

        I stopped watching Yu-Gi-Oh when Yugi’s arc ended, so I don’t know where the other shows are set. The kid in the above screenshots looks downright ridiculous!

        • Double Cross

          -GX is about a decade in the future of the original YGO and set mostly on an island, but returns to the original setting twice.
          -5Ds is at least 25 years in the future of the original YGO and set in the same city.
          -ZEXAL has a completely different setting (Heartland City) and doesn’t really reference the previous series outside of themes. A lot of people thought it was a reboot when it started.
          -ARC-V also has a completely different setting (Miami, pronounced exactly how you think it is) but hasn’t progressed enough to make a decent reference to the other series yet.

  • urbanscholar

    No one is going to say it? Kattobingu!

  • When it comes to NA, should we be expecting no voices for the characters? I mean.. they had them for tag force in japan, but when it came over all the characters just had english subtitles for words..

    • I think there tends to be some licensing/contract problems with getting the voice actors for games in this series, unless if it’s the Duel Terminal arcade games. I would definitely expect this game to be muted.

      • Yah.. One might argue that the mute might be better than the dubbed voice casting anyway lol, but I wish they would just leave the japanese voices on there.. or at least give the option

  • Bob Slim

    what no NA really BS

    • Maybe you should check the newest article the site has now made.

  • Jindan

    Thank you god of gaming, I knew you wouldn´t let us down :)

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