When is Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel coming to mobile?
After initially being announced during the Yu-Gi-Oh! Digital Next show in July 2021, it appears Konami has delivered on one end of their promise thus far — fully releasing the free-to-play title for console and PC. For those looking to play the new game on iOS or Android, however, here's the latest on when Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel will be available to play on mobile worldwide.
When is Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Coming to Mobile?
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel initially released worldwide for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) on Jan. 19, 2022.
Additionally, it supports crossplay, meaning players will be able to duel their friends regardless of what device they play on.
At the time of writing, the mobile version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is still gradually being rolled out across certain regions.
According to Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is currently available both on the Apple App Store and Google Play in Algeria, Austria, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, and Turkey.
Unfortunately, this does mean that mobile players in North America will have to wait a bit longer as Konami seemingly plans to launch the game in more countries "soon."
With a vision in mind of being the go-to online Yu-Gi-Oh! game for both players and audiences to enjoy, Master Duel reportedly focuses heavily on recreating the competitive structure of the card game, and leaves the exploration of the world and narrative seen in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime to other Konami titles such as Duel Links and Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution.
Konami has said that they hope Master Duel follows in the footsteps of its OCG/TCG in becoming popularized around the world casually and in tournaments, and even one day establishing itself as an official event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship.
On next-gen consoles, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel will be the first game in its line to feature 4K resolution support and is recommended by Konami to be played on large TVs so that those in attendance can appreciate the graphical fidelity of the text of the cards on the playing field.