Collectible card battling games are quickly becoming the new endless runner for the iPad. It seems like everyone and their brother are releasing one these days. The latest comes from Konami, who has just launched Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation to the U.S. App Store after soft-launching the game in Canada. Early reviews say the iOS version captures the essence of the original card game and is a lot like the Nintendo DS version.
The official App Store description promises that Duel Generation is beginner friendly, and that it features over 6,000 cards to collect, weekly challenges and both offline and online play. Players can battle characters from the animated TV series in single mode, or take on other Yu-Gi-Oh fans from around the globe.
Players can purchase fully made decks for $4.99 and earn "honor points" to spend on booster decks or avatars, according to Touch Arcade forum members. The game also includes premium cards and booster sets that can only be bought with real world money, and players can earn special cards by participating in campaign duels and weekly challenges.
While there are a few minor complaints about the game, overall it seems to be getting positive reviews from players who gave it an early test run. Like most of the recent collectible card games released to the App Store, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is only available for the iPad. The good news is that it supports all devices running iOS 6.0 or later including the iPad 2 and original iPad mini.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is available now for free on the Apple App Store.