Today on Konami's blog, two new products that are planned for release in the Spring of next year were revealed. Let's take a quick look:
This set is kind of a new-and-improved successor to the old Gold Series sets, which were presumably discontinued because enough people got smart enough to stop buying them.
This set introduces a brand new spin on the old Gold Rare rarity - Gold Secret Rares. Every single Gold Secret Rare in the set will either be an Egyptian God Card or a "brand-new, never-before-seen card". From that phrase, it sounds like they'll be new World Premiere cards.
For $15, you'll get three 5-card mini-packs that each come with 2 Gold Secret Rares and 3 regular Gold Rares. Out of the regular Gold Rares in each pack, two will be pulled from previous Gold Series sets, and one will be a card that has never been a Gold Rare before.
Unlike the older Gold Series sets, this product will be available at any store, not just Official Tournament Stores. The release is tentatively scheduled (as in, it could change) for March 28, 2014.
Personally, I'm pretty excited for this set. Obviously the final verdict depends on the contents a lot, but I really like the idea of every single card you open being a Gold Rare. Now that's worth your money. We don't know the exact set size yet, but if the set isn't too large, then having a good chance of pulling the cards you want (with six shots at a desired Gold Secret per box and nine shots at a regular Gold Rare) should also make it worth buying. We'll have to see how this turns out, but right now I'm pretty happy.
Dragons of Legend
The second product is a lot easier to summarize. Dragons of Legend is a Hidden Arsenal-style set whose main mission is to bring "dozens" of cards to life straight from the four iterations of the animated series. Just like Hidden Arsenal and Number Hunters, every pack costs about $4 and comes with one Secret Rare and four Super Rares per pack. We also don't have any details about the set size yet.
Although the title suggests a predominately Dragon-based set, I'm pretty sure they got that name from the three legendary dragons (or whatever the hell they were called) from the original series. The (yet again) tentatively scheduled release date for this set is April 25, 2014.
The names for these two sets are also currently tentative at best, meaning that the final product may have a completely different name once it hits store shelves. But who really cares, right? As long as they don't name them something ridiculous, it's not a big deal.
One more thing: The cryptic message in the following screenshot is also something I found to be interesting. What exactly does Tewart mean by "you really aren't going to believe your eyes"?
Thanks for reading as always!