Konami of Europe has announced it is to bring the phenomenally successful Yu-Gi-Oh! series to the Nintendo DS handheld, with Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour specifically designed to make use of the system's dual screen and touch screen abilities.
Due for release in November, Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour marks the first appearing of the famed dueling game on Nintendo DS. Recreating the many intricacies of the trading card game, where players use monster, trap and spell cards to defeat their opponents in a series of duels, Nightmare Troubadour also makes full use of the Nintendo format's capabilities.
The dual-screen and stylus-based touch-screen elements provide a perfect basis for the dueling action, with players organising their decks using the stylus, with the monsters brought to vivid life in real-time reaction to the cards that are drawn. To this end, the bottom screen presents an uncluttered 2D view of the cards, with Nightmare Troubadour including recreations of over 1000 of the latest and greatest cards. As players organise their decks to block and counter attacks, so these battles are shown on the top screen in 3D sequences.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour also makes extensive use of the hardware's wireless connectivity. With Yu-Gi-Oh! very much a social phenomenon, this is reflected in the Nintendo DS game which allows players to embark on two-player duels against likeminded friends. The wireless system facilitates full games against each other, but can also be used to trade cards.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour is perfectly suited to Nintendo DS and represents another massive advance for the franchise. The Nintendo DS game will also include three exclusive trading cards on release.