Press Release from 4Kids Ent.
4Kids Entertainment, licensing agent for the animated series Yu-Gi-Oh!, along with the property’s licensors TV TOKYO and NAS have teamed up with website specialists MadeByPi to develop a dedicated global site, www.yugioh.com, which is set to launch in November to coincide with the franchise’s 10th anniversary.
Yu-Gi-Oh! boasts millions of enthusiastic fans worldwide, with approximately six million people collecting and playing the trading card games around the globe and television series broadcast across 80 countries.
An English language version of the site will launch initially and then be followed by German, Italian and French versions. The website will include lowdowns on all the characters and storylines from the past 10 years of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. Additionally, it will integrate the many facets of the brand by linking to various websites (including local TV broadcaster websites and websites related to the TCG and video games), and by providing updates on the newest toys, publishing and licensed products. Fans will also be able to become members of the online club, which will allow them to access exclusive content, including competitions and downloads.
The new website will boost what is an impressive global licensing portfolio, with the brand represented across a range of sectors including toys, video games, apparel, costumes, calendars, publishing, stationery, games and puzzles.
“Yu-Gi-Oh! has been a big international hit over the last decade and the new website is sure to boost the profile of what is already an incredibly popular property,” added Sandra Vauthier-Cellier, Managing Director, 4Kids Entertainment International.
About 4Kids Entertainment International Limited4Kids Entertainment International Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc, which is headquartered in the United States in New York City with regional offices for its trading card business in San Diego, California. 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global organization devoted to the creation, development, production, broadcasting, distribution, licensing and manufacturing of children’s entertainment products.
The 4Kids Group of companies produces animated television series and films, distribute 4Kids’ produced or licensed animated television series for the domestic and international television and home video markets, licenses merchandising rights worldwide to 4Kids’ owned or represented properties, operates Websites to support 4Kids’ owned or represented properties, and produce and market collectible trading card games. Additionally, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc programmes and sells the national advertising time in TheCW4Kids five-hour Saturday morning children’s block on The CW television network in the United States.