From the JUMP Festa 2022.
A website with a manual for the playtesting for the upcoming videogame, Yu-Gi-Oh! Cross duel, has been created.
Each player has their own LP (Life Points). When any player’s LP reach 0, or after 8 turns have passed, the Duel ends.
Turns have a “Main Phase” and a “Battle Phase”. Players conduct their Main Phases and Battle Phases at the same time.
[(1) Draw a card] -> [(2) Summon monsters, set Traps]
[(3) Activate skills, use Spells] -> [(4) Move monsters, battle]
During the Battle Phase, start by activating the skills of monsters.
After the players finish Summoning the monsters and the Battle Phase begins, Spell Cards can be used.
You’ll have to decide whether to use Spell Cards or not within the time limit while checking what the field and the hands look like. After the time limit, the monsters will move.
(Note: the skill in this Blue-Eyes reads: “[Awakened skill]:
IMPORTANT: You can place a maximum of 3 monsters at the same time.
Examples of Summoning Materials:
Blue-Eyes White Dragon: 2 Monsters.
Stardust Dragon: 2 or more Monsters whose Levels equal 8.
Monsters in Attack Position will aim for different opponents depending on the Zone in which they are Summoned, divided in 3 different directions. You’ll need to think about which opponent you wish to attack and decide in which Zone you will Summon the monster accordingly.
[Main Phase] How to use Trap Cards
-Using Trap Cards
Just like monsters, you can set up to 3 Trap Cards. There is no difference in which of the 3 Zones you decide to set the cards. Since set Trap Cards will activate automatically once their requirements are met, you’ll have to be careful about the timing in which you decide to set them.
[Battle Phase] How to use Spell Cards
-Using Spell Cards
After the players finish Summoning the monsters, they enter the Battle Phase.
Players that have Spell Cards can use them at the start of the Battle Phase. There are many Spell Cards that provide powerful advantages during the Duel, so make sure to consider how to use them according to the position of the monsters that have been Summoned to the field.
Monsters that don’t have a skill that alters their movement ability will move halfway through a lane in a single move, and will arrive to the opponent’s field during the next turn.
Monsters that clash with each other due to their movement will cause a battle to happen.
If 3 or more monsters on the field clash with each other, the monsters will first battle with the monster that they are facing, then the remaining monsters will battle each other.
-Winning and Losing Battles
Monsters in Attack Position battle using their ATK value and Defense Position monsters battle using their DEF value in order to lower the values of the opponent’s monsters.
If the values of a monster reach 0, that monster is destroyed, and if there is some value left, the monster remains on the field.
Monsters that have their ATK or DEF lowered by battles keep those values afterwards. Even if you are pressured by a high ATK monster, don’t give up and turn the tables around by combining the ATK of multiple monsters!
Monsters that arrive to an opponent’s field when it’s empty will attack that opponent directly. Monsters that attack directly will inflict their ATK value as damage ot the opponent and recover your LP by the damage inflicted.
*There is a maximum of 8000 LP, it will not increase any higher than this value.
If the opponent has an Attack Position monster, you can attack directly by destroying that monster in battle.
If the opponent has a Defense Position monster, even if you destroy it in battle you cannot attack directly.
Yami Yugi’s Ace Monster
Special Skill: Each time a Spell Card is activated, inflict damage to all other players. Make sure to maximize your use of Spell Cards!
Jaden/Juudai Yuki’s Ace Monster
Elemental HERO Neos
Special Skill: Even if it is destroyed in battle, it returns to the hand. After returning to the hand, the number of Summoning Materials is reduced and its Movement Ability is increased!
Yuma Tsukumo’s Ace Monster
Number 39: Utopia
Special Skill: The more of your opponents’ monsters it defeats, the more its power to reduce the ATK of the battling monsters increases. Make your opponents change to Attack Position and attack them one after the other.
Ace Monsters have Ultra Rare Monster Skills with very powerful effects! Make sure to Summon them and grasp victory!
1 Ace monster is included per Deck and they always appear in your starting hand.
During the first turn, a “Prize Card” will appear in the middle of the field. If you’re able to obtain it, it will be a powerful card that lets you progress with ease through the Duel.
Make sure to move towards the middle of the field with Attack Position monsters and aim to aggressively capture them!
As a side note, a trailer voiced by Seto Kaiba’s voice actor, Kenjiro Tsuda, also premiered during the stream but so far it hasn’t been uploaded individually. It basically features all of this information but the visuals make it much easier to understand.