SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) August 25, 2021 — Wizards of the Coast (hereinafter Wizards), a subsidiary of Hasbro and developer of the world’s first strategy trading card game (TCG) Magic: The Gathering announced a new partnership and a new lineup for 2022 at ‘Magic Showcase 2021’ held online on the 25th (Korean time).
Magic: The Gathering (MTG) expands the Magic universe through a variety of partnerships. A limited edition will be released in collaboration with ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Street Fighter’ in 2022, and the Magic: The Gathering animated series will air on Netflix at the end of 2022.
Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair Drop series features collectible and specially curated cards, available for a limited time only. Fortnite will have its own two Secret Rare Drops with iconic locations and characters in the game. In Secret Rare x Street Fighter Drop, classic Street Fighter characters such as Chun-Li appear. The Chun-Li card also includes a multi-kiker, a feature that matches the character.
Wizards announced several plans earlier this year for ‘Universe Beyond’, a way to play in an expanded fantasy world from the original Magic: The Gathering universe. A future addition to the Universe Beyond series is ‘The Lord of the Rings: A Tale of Middle-earth’, where you can fight for the Absolute Ring with Aragorn and ride with the Nazgul, or execute a plan with Saruman and embark on a journey to the Mountain of Destiny. . Various characters such as Gandalf, Gollum, and Pordo will appear in Magic: The Gathering Booster, which will be released in 2023, making the game more immersive.
Universe Beyond will unveil the Warhammer 40,000 Commander product in 2022. Fans will be able to see four brand-new decks, new cards, and trial cards set in the world of Warhammer 40,000. Players will also have the opportunity to battle alongside the Space Marines against a horde from the 41st Millennium in Q3 2022.
The Magic: The Gathering animated series will hit Netflix in late 2022. Brandon Routh, who appeared in Arrow, The Flash, and Superman Returns, will voice Gideon Jura, the heroic planeswalker in the multidimensional universe in Magic: The Gathering. In this series, not only Planeswalkers familiar to Magic fans but also new characters appear, and a very new story unfolds, so users who have not experienced Magic can easily enjoy it.
The novel by renowned fantasy writer ‘Django Wexler’ has been released alongside the Netflix series, providing a richer context as a sequel to Netflix. The novel retells the events of the Netflix series, and explores the bond and distance between Gideon Jura and Jace Beleren, who share a common cause but have different perspectives and abilities.
“Magic, the heart of Wizards’ business, is growing more than ever,” said Chris Cocks, President of Wizards. Through animation series, etc., we will be able to secure a wider audience of Magic fans.”
Wizards also unveiled a new set of titles for Magic: The Gathering, which will be released in 2022. Released in Q1 2022, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is set in Kamigawa, one of the classic magic planes, but the time is 2000 years in the future. ‘Streets of New Capenna’, which will be released in the second quarter, is set in a gorgeous city where angels, demons and magic coexist. Players take on one of five criminal gangs and compete for domination of the city.
‘Dominaria United’, to be announced in the third quarter of 2022, invites players to Dominaria, a dimension that began in 1992. Q4 2022 brings us back to the perfect reminiscent of Magic’s 30th anniversary with the release of ‘The Brothers’ War, one of the most important and foundational stories in Magic’s history.
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