Many of the earliest Yugioh video games are re-releasing in one giant collection, Konami has revealed. The Yugioh Early Days collection was announced in Tokyo, Japan at an event over the weekend which commemorated the game’s 25th anniversary. The collection, coming to Switch and PC via Steam, will bundle together some of the earliest Yugioh video games, including a few that were never previously sold outside of Japan.
The Yugioh Early Days Collection was revealed at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: The Legend of Duelist event in Tokyo, which took place between February 3-4. No release date has been given, so we don’t yet know where (or indeed if) this fits on the 2024 Yugioh TCG release schedule, but we do at least know a couple of the games that’ll be in the pack.
The first is Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Battle of Great Duelists. This Gameboy Color game came out in 2000, and was exclusive to Japan, with no English-language version currently existing. It was released in three versions: Yugi deck, Jonouchi deck, and Kaiba deck, with each one limiting you to a different section of the 900 card cardpool. Presumably this won’t be the case for the re-release.
From a YouTube vod of the event, we can see a Gameboy Advance game that released the following year will also feature in Yugioh Early Days. The 2001 title Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 6 Expert 2 did receive a modified international release. It came out two years later under the name Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel.
When these games were originally released, they came with promotional physical trading cards to add to your collection. Pretty neat!
It’s not yet known how many games will be included in the Yugioh Early Days Collection, but Konami has promised more details will come in the future.
release window has not been given either. We would assume, however, that Konami would want to release the compilation of games that shows off its history, this year, during its 25th birthday.