4K Media today announced a licensing agreement with USAopoly, which will produce Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed coin banks and puzzles as well as special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of Monopoly and Yahtzee.
The announcement was made by Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing & Marketing at 4K Media, and USAopoly's CEO and President John M. Davis.
"USAopoly has created a number of exquisite collector-edition games for popular entertainment brands, and we're very happy to be working with them in expanding the product lines and collectibles for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise," said Coleman in a press release. "We're also very excited to collaborate on the Yu-Gi-Oh! special editions of Monopoly and Yahtzee games and know that Yu-Gi-Oh! fans throughout the U.S. and Canada will be clamoring for these games as another engaging way to experience their favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters."
"The Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise continues to be energized with each new installment, capturing the imagination and spirit of competition that has made the franchise popular around the world for nearly two decades," added Davis. "We greatly appreciate the opportunity to enhance the game experience for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans with the development of puzzles, coin banks and the special Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of the world's most popular table top games."
USAopoly will use original animation artwork from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, as well as Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V to create coin banks and puzzles to be sold in North America. Products will begin rolling out in 2016.
Yu-Gi-Oh! editions of Monopoly and Yahtzee will hit the market in 2016 and 2017.