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Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is a 2019 remaster of the 2015 game Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist.


  • Contains the entirety of Legacy of the Duelist, including all previously released DLC, within the base game. This includes content from every series from the original series to Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, as well as Battle Pack Sealed and Draft gameplay.
  • Features new characters and events from the latest animated series Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, with the continued option to take the role as the series' rivals and villains in "Reverse Duels".
  • Presents Link Monsters and the New Master Rule to the game.
  • Play against Duelists across the world using the Nintendo Online service.
  • In March 2020, the game received a free update to implement the April 1 rule revisions. This update also added over 1000 cards and over a dozen new characters originally from later seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.


  • Position of cards now matter due to Link Monsters. Player must manually choose which zone cards are played in.
  • The order of cards has changed, in the original Spell Cards were first, then Trap Cards, then Monster Cards. In Link Evolution, it's Monsters, then Spells, then Traps.



  • Includes all previously released Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist content, adjusted with new story scenes.
  • Has campaigns for all anime series of Yugioh up to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
    • This also expands the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V campaign with full narrative scenes and additional duelists.
      • The Tutorial duel now is against The Sledgehammer instead of Gong Strong.
        • During the point where you summoned Judge Man and both Pendulum Monsters destroyed in the previous turn, you instead summon only one of the two. This is because of the above-mentioned Pendulum Summon restriction in the New Master Rules.


  • Challenge other players with local-play or Nintendo Switch Online
  • Take on the roles of the animated series’ villains with Reverse Duels
  • Compete with Battle Packs for Sealed play and Draft play

New Rules/Format[]

  • The Pendulum Zone is now on the Spell/Trap zone.
  • You may summon up to six monsters, with the Extra Monster Zone used only by Extra Deck monsters. Each duellist can only use one Extra Monster Zone.
    • Prior to the March update, all Extra Deck monsters couldn't be summoned except in this zone or wherever a Link Arrow is pointing.
    • After the March update, only Pendulum Monsters that are Pendulum Summoned back to the field from the Extra Deck still retain this restriction.
  • Uses the April 2020 Forbidden and Limited List.
  • Uses a custom Forbidden and Limited list.


  • Some of the character's Deck lists have changed.
    • When sorted by "Duelist" decks are listed in alphabetical order, rather than by their order in the story.
  • Monsters have their attack animation play when summoned rather than when attacking.
  • Several attack animations have been added or revised.
  • Packs have sound effects when opened.
  • Some cards use different art, such as the Egyptian Gods.
  • All cards in the original game had the Legacy of the Duelist logo in the bottom left corner of the cards. This is no longer the case in Link Evolution, so the cards are now identical their real life counterparts.


  • PS4 version of Link Evolution has a Platinum Trophy. It is the only Yu-Gi-Oh! game to have one.
  • There are three new achievements/trophies on both XBOX One and PS4.


  • Checking the card details of a Link Monster will correctly show it as not having a DEF value. However, checking the card details of any non-Link monster and then checking a Link Monster's details again will result in the last-loaded DEF value being shown. This will persist until either a non-Monster Card is checked, or until the game is closed.
  • The game (very rarely) may crash when attempting to load one of the 3D cutscenes.


Alister Arkana-LOD BanditKeithMD Bonz-LOD Dartz-0 IshizuIshtarMD
Alister Arkana Bandit Keith Bonz Dartz Ishizu Ishtar
JoeyWheelerMD MaiValentineMD MakoTsunamiMD MaximillionPegasusMD OdionMD PaniK-LOD
Joey Wheeler Mai Valentine Mako Tsunami Maximillion Pegasus Odion PaniK
Rafael Raptor-LOD Yugioh seeker SetoKaibaMD Strings-LOD TéaGardner-MD
Rafael Rex Raptor Seeker Seto Kaiba Strings Téa Gardner
Valon WeevilUnderwoodMD BakuraRyouMD YamiMarik-LOD YamiYugiMD YugiMutoMD
Valon Weevil Underwood Yami Bakura Yami Marik Yami Yugi Yugi Muto
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
AdrianGeckoMD AlexisRhodesMD Amnael-LOD AsterPhoenixMD AxelBrodieMD BastionMisawaMD
Adrian Gecko Alexis Rhodes Amnael Aster Phoenix Axel Brodie Bastion Misawa
BlairFlanniganMD Camula-LOD Steppard-LOD ChazzPrincetonMD ChumleyHuffingtonMD VellianCrowlerMD
Blair Flannigan Camula Chancellor Sheppard Chazz Princeton Chumley Huffington Dr. Vellian Crowler
JadenYukiMD JesseAndersonMD JimCrocodileCookMD KagemaruMD Marcel-LOD AtticusRhodesMD
Jaden Yuki Jesse Anderson Jim Crocodile Cook Kagemaru Marcel Bonaparte Masked Atticus
NightshroudMD Viper-LOD SartoriusKumarMD SyrusTruesdaleMD Tania-LOD Titan-TFSP
Nightshroud Prof. Thelonious Viper Sartorius Kumar Syrus Truesdale Tania Titan
TyrannoHassleberryMD YubelMD ZaneTruesdaleMD
Tyranno Hassleberry Yubel Zane Truesdale
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
AkizaIzinskiMD Andre Antinomy AporiaMD BoltTannerMD Breo
Akiza Izinski Andre Antinomy Aporia Bolt Tanner Breo
Broder CarlyCarmineMD CrowHoganMD DevackMD Dragan GreigerMD
Broder Carly Carmine Crow Hogan Devack Dragan Greiger
Halldor HunterPaceMD JackAtlasMD Jean Kalin Kessler LeoMD
Halldor Hunter Pace Jack Atlas Jean Kalin Kessler Leo
Lester MistyTredwellMD Mr. armstrong Primo Rex goodwin RomanGoodwinMD
Lester Misty Tredwell Mr. Armstrong Primo Rex Goodwin Roman Goodwin
SayerMD SherryLeBlancMD TetsuTrudgeMD YuseiFudoMD Z-oneMD
Sayer Sherry LeBlanc Tetsu Trudge Yusei Fudo Zone
Alito Barian AnnaKaboomMD AstralMD BronkStoneMD CathyKatherineMD DextraMD
Alito Anna Kaboom Astral Bronk Stone Cathy Katherine Dextra
Yugioh Don Thousand Dr.FakerMD Dumon Barian FlipTurnerMD Girag Barian KiteTenjoMD
Don Thousand Dr. Faker Dumon Flip Turner Girag Kite Tenjo
Yugioh Mizar Barian Nash NelsonAndrewsMD NistroMD Number 96 QuattroMD
Mizar Nash Nelson Andrews Nistro Number 96 Quattro
QuintonMD Ray Shadows ReginaldKastleMD RioKastleMD TreyMD VectorMD
Quinton Ray Shadows Reginald Kastle Rio Kastle Trey Vector
VetrixMD YumaTsukumoMD Yugioh Zexal Zexal 3
Vetrix Yuma Tsukumo ZEXAL ZEXAL III
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
AlexisArcV-LOD AsterArcV-LOD Aura-TFSP Celina-LOD. Chojiro-LOD. CrowArcV-LOD
Alexis Rhodes (ARC-V) Aster Phoenix (ARC-V) Aura Sentia Celina Chojiro Tokumatsu Crow Hogan (ARC-V)
Declan-TFSP Dennis-LOD Dipper-TFSP Gong-TFSP JackArcV-LOD Roget-LOD
Declan Akaba Dennis McField Dipper O'rion Gong Strong Jack Atlas (ARC-V) Jean Michel Roget
Julia-TFSP Kit-TFSP KiteTenjoMD LuluObsidian-LOD Moon-LOD OForce-LOD
Julia Krystal Kit Blade Kite Tenjo (ARC-V) Lulu Obsidian Moon Shadow Obelisk Force
Officer-LOD Rin-LOD Shay-TFSP Sora-TFSP Sylvio-TFSP Sledgehammer-LOD
Officer 227 Rin Shay Obsidian Sora Perse Sylvio Sawatari The Sledgehammer
Yugo-lod Yuri-LOD Yusho-LOD Yuto-TFSP Yuya-TFSP Zarc-LOD
Yugo Yuri Yusho Sakaki Yuto Yuya Sakaki Z-ARC
Zuzu Boyle

Ai-LOD Akira-LOD BlueAngel-LOD BlueGal-LOD BlueMaiden-LOD. Bohman-LOD
Ai Akira Zaizen Blue Angel Blue Gal Blue Maiden Bohman
GhostGal-LOD Knight-LOD Lightning-LOD Playmaker-LOD Roboppi-LOD Soulburner-LOD
Ghost Gal Knight of Hanoi Lightning Playmaker Roboppi Soulburner
Spectre-LOD Gore-LOD Gore2-LOD Shepherd-LOD Varis-LOD Varis2-LOD
Spectre The Gore The Gore The Shepherd Varis Varis


Description Value (Xbox) Type (PlayStation)
The King Of Games
Unlock every trophy in Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist : Link Evolution
It's Time To Duel
Defeat Yu-Gi-Oh! Campaign
50 (G) Silver
Get Your Game On
Defeat Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Campaign
50 (G) Silver
Let's Rev It Up!
Defeat Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds Campaign
50 (G) Silver
Feel The Flow
Defeat Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Campaign
50 (G) Silver
Swing Into Action
Defeat Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Campaign
50 (G) Gold
Defeat Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Campaign
50 (G) Gold
Perform a Tribute Summon
25 (G) Bronze
Perform a Fusion Summon
25 (G) Bronze
Overlay Network
Perform an Xyz Summon
25 (G) Bronze
Perform a Synchro Summon
25 (G) Bronze
Pendulum Swing
Perform a Pendulum Summon
25 (G) Bronze
Data Storm
Perform a Link Summon
25 (G) Bronze
Yu-Jo Duel
Won an unranked multiplayer match (duel)
25 (G) Bronze
Pro Duel
Won a ranked multiplayer match (duel)
50 (G) Gold
Lockdown Duel
Won a Battle Pack match (duel)
25 (G) Silver
Duellist Alliance
Unlocked all avatars
75 (G) Gold
Duel Master
Won all Duelist Challenges
50 (G) Silver
All-Out Attack
Dealt 200k in Direct Damage
50 (G) Silver
Final Flame
Dealt 100k in Effect Damage
50 (G) Silver
Staunch Defender
Dealt 50k in Reflective Damage
50 (G) Silver
Chain Strike
Chained 100 times
50 (G) Gold
Created your first deck
25 (G) Bronze
Created 5 decks
25 (G) Bronze
Won a duel by having all Exodia cards in hand
75 (G) Gold


Promotional Video[]


【公式CM】遊戯王 レガシー・オブ・ザ・デュエリスト:リンク・エボリューション


  • The game does not include Turbo Duel or Speed Duel rules, modifying any duel using those rules to use the standard rule set.
  • The VRAINS campaign has no narrative scenes.
  • All VRAINS characters use never-before-seen artwork.
  • Alexis Rhodes duels a member of the Obelisk Force rather than the Juvenile Officers.
  • There is no DLC or Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS content planned for the game at this time.
  • The ARC-V campaign features a special event with Yuya Sakaki dueling against Yusho Sakaki. This duel did not happen in the anime.

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