We all pretty much saw this coming, but Konami has now confirmed the Western release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution for the Nintendo Switch. The English release will follow the main Japanese release by a few months, although no firm release date has been set so far.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is the continuation of the franchise that began in 2015 on Xbox One and PS4 with the launch of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist. Konami also recently released some screenshots in the Japanese V-Jump publication, which show a very similar visual style and gameplay systems to that first game.
The newest version, which will be exclusive to the Switch, will include 9,000 cards from the Trading Card Game and will include story missions and cards up until the first few duels of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. Mechanically speaking it will likely be very similar to the first game, taking players through duels in singleplayer, using both story and custom decks. There will also be a multiplayer mechanic of some kind. Konami has said that the new game include local multiplayer support for the first time. Link Summoning and the most recent field rules, the Master Rules, will be included in the new Switch release as well.
And finally, all the content previously released for the original Legacy of the Duelist on consoles will be included completely free of charge.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is set to hit the Nintendo Switch eShop in America, Europe, and more sometime this summer. If you live in Japan, you’ll be able to get your hands on it a bit earlier, on April 25, 2019.