The North American Sneak Peeks for this set took place from August 18–19, 2012.
Packs of the TCG set were also printed in the Return of the Duelist: Special Edition.
Return of the Duelist contains many cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime, including cards used by Yuma Tsukumo, Kite Tenjo, Trey, Nelson Andrews and Nistro. The TCG version of the set also includes cards used by Jaden Yuki, Jesse Anderson, Flip Turner and Thunder Spark.
It introduces the "Chronomaly", "Heroic", and "Madolche", "Prophecy", "hunder" and "Elemental Lord" archetypes and series to the OCG. It includes more cards and support for "Number", "Spellbook", "Geargia", "Photon", "Gagaga" and "ZW -" archetypes/series, Xyz Monsters, the EARTH-Attribute and Machine, Rock, Spellcaster and Warrior-Types. The TCG set also contains support for the "Ninja", "Ninjitsu Art", "Elemental HERO", "Neos", "Lightray" and "Crystal Beast" archetypes and series, and the first support for the "Noble Knight" archetype.
In the OCG there are 5 cards per pack and 30 packs per box. The Japanese and Korean set includes 80 cards or 86 in the Master Set. This consists of:
The Chinese set includes 100 cards or 124 in the Master Set. This consists of:
- 1 Holographic Rare
- 6 Ultimate Rares
- 17 Secret Rares
- 6 Ultra Rares
- 11 Super Rares
- 22 Rares
- 61 Commons
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 consists of:
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- yugioh-card.com/fr Le Retour du Duelliste (French)
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- yugioh-card.com/es El Regreso del Duelista (Spanish)
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