Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel has already proven itself a post-launch success, having surpassed 262,333 players on Steam in its first week. This number doesn’t include duelists on console platforms like Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo, which would push the total players to far over 400,000. Now, the game has found a new home on both the AppStore and Google Play as Konami officially starts rolling out the game’s mobile port across the globe.
Konami designed Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel to develop into its own platform for casual and competitive gaming within the Yu-Gi-Oh-verse. This latest port to mobile promises to open up a massive new market and introduce the platform to millions of new users. Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is unavailable in many regions as Konami implements a staggered release to the different areas. The regions where Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is currently available to play on Android and iOS are:
There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason behind the countries chosen as the first choices, but the official Konami website states that the game will be ‘launching in other countries’ soon‘.
While you wait for Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel to be released in your region, we’ve put together a short tutorial on what an APK is and how to install it in preparation for the game’s arrival.
In summary, APK, or Android Package Kit, is the format in which Android apps are packaged, downloaded, and installed on mobile devices. This is typically used for leaked or modified versions of an Android app. To let your phone install APK’s you’ll need to allow it to install apps from unknown sources. This basically means anywhere that isn’t Google Play.
Once you’ve changed your phone’s permissions, it’s as simple as heading to Softonic.com, finding the app you want, and clicking download. From there, you’ll be able to access the APK through a mobile file explorer and install it onto your phone.