Konami recently revealed Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Ultimate Card Battle as their newest game for the series, and the latest issue of V-Jump provides us with another look and some new details. [Thanks, YGOrganization, via Nintendo Everything.]
The game’s story revolves around the “Legend Challenge,” a new tournament that Seto Kaiba throws shortly after the events of Battle City. Similar to the Battle City tournament, you’ll get to go around challenging various Duelists in the city.
Jounouchi (Joey), Kaiba, and other Duelists from the original series will appear as your rival in the tournament. Based on the above scan, it looks like the game will use Speed Duels. There hasn’t been any word on whether regular Duels will be in the game. The Speed Duels will also feature the latest system with Pendulum Summons.
Additionally, the monsters will appear on the field with their 3D animations, as shown in the above image with Dark Magician Girl.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Ultimate Card Battle will feature cards from the latest Starter Deck, such as the Performapal Sleight Hand Magician.
While Seto Kaiba and other characters will be around as rivals, the game features its own original rival characters such as “Dark Kuroda” and Light Tsukiko” shown above. There are many other new characters with their unique decks that you’ll get to take on.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Ultimate Card Battle will release in Japan for Nintendo 3DS in summer 2016.