Six of the cards featured in the very first Yu-Gi-Oh! series will be available for the first time outside of Asia with their original “lost” artwork. thanks to Konami’s Lost Art Promotion, launching in February.
During the promotion, players who spend at least $30 on any Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products at Official Tournament Stores can receive a free “lost art” promo card, while supplies last. Each month, starting in February, a different lost art promo card will be available. The cards included in the promotion will be Monster Reborn, Exodia the Forbidden One, Left Arm of the Forbidden One, Right Arm of the Forbidden One, Left Leg of the Forbidden One, and Right Leg of the Forbidden One.
The six cards included in the promo were all part of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game release in Asia back in 1999, before the game was available in North America. They were inspired by cards used by Yugi himself during the first animated series. The artwork used on these cards in Asia was not used in other countries, and this will be the first time that the original Asian art has been made available to the rest of the world.
Konami has already announced a number of new Yu-Gi-Oh! products that will release during the period covered by the Lost Art Promotion
The Elemental Lords return to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game in the upcoming Flames of Destruction booster set, releasing on Friday, May 4. This will be the last 100-card booster set for the 2017-18 Dueling season.
Based on events from the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS era, Flames of Destruction is set in a dark time when Ib, the World Chalice Priestess, uses her abilities to destroy the world through a half-dozen destructive incarnations, represented in the game as new Link Monsters. These cards are designed so they can be used with any deck, or included in a deck constructed solely from cards included in the Flames of Destruction set. The set introduces a fifth Elemental Lord, new Trap Cards, a Spell to revive monsters, and a new Dragon.
The complete Flames of Destruction set includes 100 cards, with 48 common, 20 rare, 14 super rare, 10 ultra rare, and 8 secret rare cards. The cards will be packaged in nine-card booster packs, available in 24-pack display boxes.
Flames of Destruction follows another VRAINS-inspired expansion releasing at the end of March (see “‘Star Pack: VRAINS’ Comes to ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG’”). It will release within the timeframe for Konami’s Lost Art Promotion (see “‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ ‘Lost Art Promotion’”).\
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