This set's Sneak Peek event and English release in America was originally delayed due to the Konami and Upper Deck legal dispute. The Sneak Peek event was originally scheduled for February 7–8, 2009. However, it was finally released approaching March 10, 2009. During release, the set was shown at a Sneak Preview in both Europe and America by Upper Deck International and Konami Digital Entertainment.
Crimson Crisis features many new cards and Synchro Monsters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It introduces the "Reactor", "Blackwing", and "/Assault Mode" archetypes. Many cards included that work together with already existing theme cards. Synchro Monsters gain more and more power-ups. Cards used by Yusei Fudo, Jack Atlas, Akiza Izinski, Greiger, Crow Hogan and Sayer appear in this set. The TCG version also includes cards used by Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki, Reiko Kitamori, Depre Scott, Reggie MacKenzie, Professor Frank and Syrus Truesdale.
In the Japanese version there are 5 cards per pack and 30 packs per box.
The OCG set includes 80 cards. This is comprised of:
In the TCG there are 9 cards per pack and 24 packs per box. The set contains 100 cards or 111 in the Master Set. This is comprised of:
- 1 Ghost Rare
- 8 Secret Rares
- 10 Ultimate Rares
- 10 Ultra Rares
- 14 Super Rares
- 20 Rares
- 44 Commons
- 4 Short Prints
- ↑ http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20090126202720/http://entertainment.upperdeck.com/ude/en/articles.aspx?aid=5126