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Over the past few weeks, Konami has slowly dripped out news regarding Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, the free-to-play online game expected to be a big piece of the franchise’s future, across its social media channels. The details regarding the game’s shop, customization options, and online currency have already been made public, but not a firm release date. That changed late tonight, as Konami quietly began to roll out Master Duel to gaming platforms.
As of this writing, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has already launched on online marketplaces for its available platforms, including PC (via Steam) and the Nintendo Switch. The new game will be available for old and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox platforms, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
This sudden release can be looked at as somewhat unexpected. This past week, Konami released a video summarizing the title’s shop, and ended it with a statement that the final in-depth look at Master Duel would come on January 19. The final video will feature the Duel mode and the dueling interface inside Master Duel.
However, it looks like Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will be able to get a bit of a head start prior to the 19th, thanks to a quiet release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel. That is, however, if one can get on. Servers for the title are down for maintenance as of this writing.