Jasco Games has finally tipped their hat with the upcoming UFS Yu Yu Hakusho release!
First and foremost, we have a release date. Jasco has announced that the next expansion is due on September 6, 2019. That is a lot sooner than I had given any hope for. Furthermore, per their Facebook post, we may get a bit early at Gen Con next month.
Next up, we have our first previews of the set. On both their Facebook and official site Jasco has shown off the leader of Team Urameshi, Yusuke Urameshi himself. Each card previewed looks fun and powers like Spirit Gun represent the iconic moves. The art work looks to be straight pulls from the anime, which is fine by me since that is how Score Entertainment did their version. Interestingly enough, though, is that the first set (based off the characters picked) is based on the Spirit Detective Saga of the anime/manga. Yusuke, though, is depicted in his Dark Tournament Saga fighting gear.
If these are the kinds of cards we can expect from the rest of the set then I cannot wait to get my hands on them in September.
Until next time, keep your dice warm and happy gaming!
I’ve written this opening entry a dozen or so times and I still can’t process it. We are going to get straight to the point then.
Today, via their Facebook pages, Jasco Games announced the next expansion to their Universal Fight System (or simply UFS)…
Those that know me personally, or have been following my game writing for a while, know that Score Entertainment’s Yu Yu Hakusho TCG from the early 2000’s was insanely influential to me. The game was the reason I am as big of a fan of trading card games, and collectible games in general. To this day, I will buy the boosters and starters for it, even more than a decade after it stopped being published. For me, the Yu Yu Hakush TCG was the game by which all others were measured (power creep be damned).
Of course, I have no delusions that these will be anything similar. UFS has a rich and rewarding combat system that a property like this was made for. More so than even last year’s Cowboy Bebop set, Yu Yu Hakusho is a series about tournament fighting, hand to hand combat and a magnitude of characters that should offer several rich deck types and builds.
It just makes me beyond happy to know that I’ll be able to buy new cards and experience the new thrill all over again with characters I adore.
So, until next time, keep your dice warm and happy gaming.