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A Summer Of Crisis And Evolution

With summer just around the corner, Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) Duelists are busy sharpening their game strategies and building new Decks in preparation for the tournament-filled season. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) helps them get game-ready with two exciting new products: Maximum Crisis Special Edition, and Pendulum Evolution, both available at hobby and retail stores this month.

Building on May’s Maximum Crisis booster set release, Maximum Crisis Special Edition hits store shelves on June 9. Maximum Crisis Special Edition is your second chance at some of the best cards of the year, like Zoodiac ChakanineAsh Blossom & Joyous Spring, and Dragonic Diagram which cracked the competitive season wide open in May.. In addition, Duelists can load up on cards that boost Decks and themes from Fusion EnforcersRaging TempestInvasion: VengeanceThe Dark Illusion, Shining Victories, and Wing Raiders.  With Maximum Crisis Special Edition, players can benefit from all of what Maximum Crisis has to offer, and more!  Each Special Edition includes three Maximum Crisis booster packs, one of two foil preview cards from this summer’s yet to be released Code of the Duelist booster set and one of two variant foil cards! This is a great way for Duelists to power-up a current Deck or build a whole new one!

On June 23, the magical Pendulum Evolution booster pack becomes available nationwide. A perfect follow-up to Maximum CrisisPendulum Evolutionfeatures powered-up Pendulums and mightier “Magician” monsters that take Pendulum Summoning into new territory, while a pair of super-strong Sorcerers help you unleash Supreme King Z-ARC, faster than ever before.. An all-foil set of Ultra Rare and Super Rare cards, Pendulum Evolutionfeatures several new cards such as Timestar Magician and Chronograph Sorcerer plus dozens of the most popular cards from the Pendulum Monster era of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V animated TV series.

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MTG Arena Development: Dominaria And Events Coming Soon!

March was an exciting month for Magic: The Gathering Arena, and April is shaping up to be just as exciting, if not more. Now that we’ve lifted the NDA and added full set content from Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation, we’re moving full-steam ahead with even more new content, new events, and a large update to the game on April 26.

Here’s what’s coming up next:

  • Dominaria is releasing for MTG Arena on April 26 and bringing economy updates with it.
  • Events are coming! We’re starting out with some best-of-one events, with lots more to come.
  • We’ll be hosting a streaming event on April 25 in which we’ll invite some streamers to preview the new economy features and Dominaria—you don’t want to miss out!

We also know many of you are waiting for more news on the economy. We’re still hard at work on testing and tweaking design changes based on player feedback. Look for all the details on April 25—we’ll spell everything out in the forums and a special live stream at 12 p.m. PT.

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Team Rocket’s Pokémon TCG Legacy

Team Rocket has long held a commanding presence in the Pokémon video games and animation, but the nefarious gang has also had its share of memorable moments in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Appearances by named characters are somewhat scarce, but plenty of henchmen and their many associated Pokémon have seen Pokémon TCG action. Two expansions have even been named after the group: the Team Rocket expansion was released in 2000, and the suitably named EX Team Rocket Returns expansion came out in 2004.

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