EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Mar. 10, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Yu-Gi-Oh!™ 5D's Wheelie Breakers for the Nintendo Wii™ and Yu-Gi-Oh!™ 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 for the Nintendo DS™ are currently in development and set to launch in May 2009. The latest iterations in the popular franchise are based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's series on the 4Kids Network, which takes place in the future and features Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlus, the hottest duelists in Neo Domino City.
Based on "Riding Duel" in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers introduces players to a fast-paced twist on a racing game. Yusei and Jack duel in a new motor sport called "Wheelie Breakers" that combines card dueling with duel wheel racing. As they race around the track in their Duel Runner motorcycles, players call upon monsters from their decks to battle their opponents and prevent them from finishing the race. Using achievement points which players receive based on their race results, they can purchase new cards and add them to their decks providing upgrades.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers takes full advantage of the Nintendo Wii as players use the Wii Remote™ for competitive card dueling and Duel Runner racing. Gamers can also use the Nunchuk during races, allowing for split-second maneuvers including, acceleration, steering and recovery. Various gameplay modes are also offered including Story Mode, Grand Prix Mode and Competition Multiplayer Mode with up to 4 friends in racing split screen.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009, players can experience the most robust offering in the World Championship franchise to date with up to 2,800 playable cards. The title features multiple gameplay modes including Story Mode, where players journey from Satellite to Neo Domino City and duel with characters from the animated series in various situations. Players can also compete in the World Championship Mode, where head-to-head battles take place against Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers around the world.
Offering more playable cards than any other Yu-Gi-Oh!™ World Championship title, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 includes playable cards from the latest booster pack "Crimson Crisis," as well as three exclusive trading cards bundled in the package.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers for the Nintendo Wii and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 for the Nintendo DS are scheduled to launch in May 2009. For more information, please visit www.konami.com.
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