Wizards of the Coast Sets the Stage for a Thrilling Future, Merging Iconic Universes and Pioneering New Adventures in Magic: The Gathering

The stage was set at Gen Con, a nostalgic return to the roots of Magic: The Gathering, where Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, embarked on a momentous celebration of Magic’s 30th anniversary. Amidst the backdrop of excitement and fond reminiscence, the event served as the launchpad for a captivating journey that will take both new and seasoned players into uncharted territories through 2026.

Magic’s Universes Beyond: Where Worlds Collide

The unveiling of “Universes Beyond” marked a seismic shift in the Magic multiverse. This visionary concept blends the realms of beloved franchises with Magic’s unparalleled strategic gameplay. The roster of forthcoming releases showcases collaborations that are bound to ignite the imaginations of players worldwide. Notable names from popular culture, including Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World franchise, Assassin’s Creed, and the iconic FINAL FANTASY series, are set to be seamlessly woven into Magic’s tapestry.

Fallout Meets Magic: The Gathering

Prepare to immerse yourself in the post-nuclear apocalypse world of Fallout, as Wizards of the Coast teams up with Bethesda Softworks to bring Fallout-themed Commander Decks to Magic: The Gathering. Scheduled for release in March 2024, these decks plunge players into the gritty realm of gangs, mutants, monsters, and retro-futurist robots, offering a thrilling convergence of these two legendary gaming universes.

The Enchanting Realm of FINAL FANTASY

In a monumental collaboration with Square Enix, Magic: The Gathering is set to bring the beloved FINAL FANTASY series into its fold with a tentpole booster release in 2025. From the iconic original to the most recent FINAL FANTASY XVI, players can anticipate a captivating adventure that marries the rich narratives and characters of FINAL FANTASY with the strategic allure of Magic.

Slide into a secret war with Assassins Creed

With a Multitude of Assassins and a Secret war against the Templars being fought throughout time this certainly has potential to be a fascinating set Spanning in themes from ancient Greece to Modern Day, personally im hoping for more Pirate cards!

But wait, there is more!

The enchantment doesn’t stop there. Wizards of the Coast has mapped out an array of exhilarating expansions and experiences that traverse the depths of Magic’s multiverse:

  • Wilds of Eldraine (release date: September 8): Venture into an enthralling tale set in a storybook world as you navigate the aftermath of the Phyrexian invasion.
  • Doctor Who (release date: October 13, 2023): Embark on a voyage through time and space with the Magic: The Gathering® – Doctor Who™ Universes Beyond set, spanning 60 years of this iconic franchise.
  • Lost Caverns of Ixalan (release date: Q4 2023): Return to Ixalan, the realm of dinosaurs, with an exciting collaboration featuring Jurassic World franchise, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

And then even more for next Year!

  • Ravnica Remastered (release date: Q1 2024): Rediscover the allure of Ravnica, a beloved plane that debuted in 2005, with remastered cards that capture its guild-centric essence.

  • Murders at Karlov Manor (release date: Q1 2024): Unleash your inner detective in this top-down archetypal murder mystery, set in the intricacies of Ravnica.

Alongside the Ravnica sets we also got teased Ravnica: Clue Edition, a Crime solving boardgame that welcomes fans of Magic and Clue alike to unleash their inner sleuths and solve the mystery as Ravnica’s premier detectives!

  • Outlaws of Thunder Junction (release date: Q2 2024): In the second quarter of 2024, Magic: The Gathering will transport players to a novel universe – Outlaws of Thunder Junction. This exciting new addition to the Magic multiverse promises a riveting adventure that reimagines the cherished western genre. Prepare to confront Magic’s most infamous villains against a backdrop of action-packed frontier fantasy.
  • Assassin’s Creed Joins the Magic Universe (release date: July 2024)

The convergence of two iconic franchises marks a milestone in gaming history. Universes Beyond is set to unite Magic: The Gathering with the immersive, historical sagas of Assassin’s Creed. Scheduled for release in July 2024, this collaboration introduces players to a meticulously crafted set featuring mechanically unique cards, as well as stunning reprints with fresh artwork. Embark on epic escapades spanning the rich tapestry of Assassin’s Creed’s universe.

  • Modern Horizons 3: Nostalgia Meets Innovation (release date: 2024)

Modern Horizons returns in 2024, treating Magic players to the signature draft format beloved for its nostalgic nods and thrilling twists. Modern Horizons 3 promises a cornucopia of delights, including fan-favourite characters, intriguing double face cards, and the charismatic allure of Planeswalkers. Get ready to embark on yet another unforgettable journey through this much-anticipated release.

  • Bloomburrow: A World of Animal Adventure Beckons (release date: Q3 2024)

Step into the enchanting world of Bloomburrow, a whimsical realm where anthropomorphic animal friends, such as squirrels, frogs, rats, and rabbits, embark on a bold quest. Slated for a Q3 2024 release, this heartwarming adventure is a departure from the ordinary, inviting players to join these intrepid companions as they band together to overcome challenges and forge enduring bonds.

  • Duskmourn: House of Horror (release date: Q4 2024)

As 2024 draws to a close, prepare for a chilling journey into the supernatural. Duskmourn: House of Horror is set to captivate players with a modern horror-themed escapade that draws inspiration from the nostalgia-laden era of 1980s horror movies, games, and media. Venture into a haunted mansion and unravel mysteries that send shivers down your spine.

As Magic: The Gathering embarks on an exhilarating journey through universes, characters, and collaborations, we want to hear your thoughts! Are you thrilled about the impending Fallout Commander Decks or the immersive worlds of Universes Beyond? Which upcoming release resonates with your gaming spirit? Share your insights, speculations, and Magic memories in the comments below or join the discussion on the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord.

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