Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V Tag Force Special Out On January 22 In Japan

By Spencer . December 29, 2014 . 12:10am


While Sony isn’t making any new PSP systems in Japan, publishers are like Konami are still developing PSP games. Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V Tag Force Special is scheduled to come out on January 22, 2015. Players will be able to battle over 190 duelists and many are original characters made for the PSP game.


There are over 7,000 Yu-Gi-Oh cards including cards from the Secrets of Eternity set to collect too. Additional cards will be unlockable through passwords shared in magazines like Shonen Jump.


While Konami brought over Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival from Japan, they haven’t released any of the PSP games since Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5.

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  • I really hope that Konami ports this to the Vita and brings it over to the west. I’m in dire need of a new Yugioh tag force game tbh.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      This is Tag Force in name only. No 3D animation, no exploration. You might still have the light dating sim elements, but eh.

      • Pamagister

        Tag Force’s meat lies in its Tag Dueling and the dating sim system tho. 3D animation and exploration is purely aesthetic.

        • It’s really no shock that the 3D animation and exploration were taken out, really, from a programming/bloat standpoint.

          Despite their looks, these games have a lot of code working underneath the surface. Not only do you have AI to account for, but you have the card data (which is about as up to date as you can have right now for the series, as the set it’s up to basically just came out in Japan a bit ago), the rulings, code on how the cards interact with each other… In previous Tag Force and even the DS games, the game would start suffering some intense slowdown if more than five cards were on the field at once.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if they went with the World Duel Carnival style of map set-up (with all opponents just showing up on a map and you picking them) in order to avoid the major slowdown problems they were having previously, really. Long as we still get events with the characters and can team up with them, the spirit of Tag Force is still there.

  • I really want to see Konami bring this over… but there’s a bit of doubt that they will.

    I’m completely willing to import download this, though.

  • melvin2898

    I’ll import it…

    • JonathanisPrimus

      This game is PSN-only.

      • Technically, you can still import it, it just takes a couple extra hoops to jump through. Especially for the Vita.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          Since it’s a psp game you can just get the iso.

          • Or people can buy the game and support it’s existence instead of leading to the same problems for why Tag Force 6 didn’t come over (namely a lack of sales of Tag Force 5).

            I mean, if that’s what you want to do, then that’s fine, go nuts, but downloading ISOs doesn’t exactly send the right message to Konami.

          • Zero_Destiny

            You’ve had plenty of past warnings. That’s the last straw, I’m tired of playing nice with ya’. You should know our stance on piracy. Banned.

  • Tonton Ramos

    I’ll take the protagonist with the shuriken hair!

    • GH56734

      There’s the double kunai and the butt-shaped one too.

  • Aaron K Stone

    What’s wrong with his hair?

  • Voter

    shouldnt it be more arc v characters than original casue they said that mostly orginial characters are in this game and the game title is arc v tag force special

    • Herok♞

      Well seeing where the plot of Arc-V has been going recently, it makes sense to have a ton of Original Characters depending on how they set up the story.

      • Ziko577

        Agreed. Even though the plot is moving steadily, there’s not many characters yet.

    • The reason it’s called “Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special” is less because of what series it’s based off of, but because every iteration of the official game has the current running series subtitle attached to it.

      Tag Force Special actually covers all five series, “story”-wise, separated by eras. So you have a DM era, a GX era, a 5D’s era, a ZEXAL era, and an Arc-V era, and each of them also have their own groups of original characters, along with canon characters. You can even check out the partner characters for each era on the official site.


  • Nonscpo

    Just on question, Why?

  • zeroroute

    inb4 axed content if localized

    • machomuu

      R.I.P Duel Carnival

  • Is Arc V actually worth watching?

    • Shun Kurosaki


    • sawada91

      Yes. You are still waiting?

    • UltimateGohanSS


    • Lamb

      Incredibly so, out of all the Yu-Gi-Oh series this one has started out the best and among us fans, it is very well-received. I say give it a shot

      • Ziko577

        That’s only because this one is trying to tie all the series together. The other Yuyas, Yujo & Yugo come from what appears to be the 5Ds & ZEXAL worlds respectively as well as there’s other connections but those were ones I’ve discovered in the past few episodes. Also, the duels are spectacular! I’m glad I skipped ZEXAL for this series.

    • refrain

      It’s the best ygo till now

      • sawada91

        5D will always be the best IMO. Best arc, great characters, nice decks.

    • Arc-V is super worth watching.

  • Hagaren

    That kid between the 2 green-haired girls…..

  • Maximus

    It has a nice variety of duelists and all, but I’m a bit tired of the Tag Force formula. It feels kinda grindy to keep filling up the hearts so you can duel some random folks that you could duel against anytime if you wanted and maaaybe one or two actual new characters.

    I wish they would add more story to it like some of the old YGO games, so I could feel like I’m actually doing something different since I’ll have to keep dueling everybody anyway.

  • Learii

    I wish this was locailzed

    • Napalnman1231

      Something tells me better not.

      • Learii

        lol why that

  • Slickyslacker

    Easiest way to “import” is to have a JP PSN account – in other words, all you need is a spare Vita memory card.

    Precisely what I plan on doing.

    • As a question, have you downloaded a bought game from the JP PSN store before? Anything a person should know about for it?

      • Slickyslacker

        Well, one obviously can’t use a non-Japanese credit card to add PSN points to their account. Best way to add points is to purchase a PSN card from somewhere like Play-Asia. Other than that, menus and such aren’t too difficult to navigate, even if text is incomprehensible to most.

  • ThomasMul10
  • Hey Spencer check out some new gameplay for yugioh arc v tag force special! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHpxIZb0wG8&list=UUYWGoAYeembBgsiLUZWF09w

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