Yu-Gi-Oh! AR Game Lets You Duel in Real Time Like The Anime

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For years, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans have dreamed of being able to play Duel Monsters the way Yugi and his friends (and foes) did in the anime series, and although we're not quite there yet, a new fan-made augmented reality game is getting us closer to turning that dream into reality.

YouTuber Microwave Sam released a video of him demonstrating the capabilities of the augmented reality game he helped developed for Microsoft's HoloLens, and it will make you want to believe in the Heart of the Cards. The game even has voice commands and touch gestures to perform certain card game actions such as summoning creatures, attacking or activating Trap cards. Just like the show, the monsters come to life.

"The following is a fan-made video of a fan-based game. Yu-Gi-Oh! belongs to Kazuki Takahashi and Konami. Please support the official release," the developer said "We went to Dolores Park in San Francisco, CA to give you a walkthrough demo of how Yugioh AR works! Basically, Kaiba sent me the new duel gazer to develop with, and he told me to make a video for all you Yugioh fans."

The game is not available on public, but Yu-Gi-Oh! fans would probably demand Konami to fund this project. It's fascinating to see how augmented reality could revolutionize the way we play games, and Yu-Gi-Oh! or Duel Masters is the perfect game for this amazing technology.

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