Come September 18, Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers will tap the necessary mana to call forth its first official expansion.
The list of additions the expansion is said to deliver are pretty much exactly what you'd expect: More cards, new campaign levels and new challenges. Specifically, those who purchase the addition will find five new decks at their disposal for a total of 280 additional, unique cards. Six new campaign levels also join the extant Magic 2014 feature set, along with five new challenges designed to test players' abilities to survive in specific gameplay scenarios.
Finally, the expansion also brings with it a host of new unlockable items for players skilled enough to find them. These include additional trophies, achievements and new portraits for your in-game avatar.
Absent from today's announcement is an official price point for the expansion, though if the expansions released for earlier Magic titles are any indicator, this addition should be priced somewhere between $3 to $5.
New content to launch on September 18
August 29, 2013 - RENTON, WA -- Wizards of the Coast today announced that the Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion will release on September 18, 2013*. Adding depth to the latest installment of the wildly popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, the Magic 2014 Expansion will give players the opportunity to explore new planes, fight new enemies and face new challenges. Just like the full game the expansion will be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC via Steam®, PlayStation® Network, iPad®, and AndroidTM via Google Play and the Amazon App Store.
The Magic 2014 Expansion will also include the following new features:
Five New Playable Decks
- Unlock 280 unique cards over multiple battles.
New Campaign Levels
- Battle through six new single-player campaign levels, exploring the planes of Ravnica and Kamigawa.
Five New Challenges
- Fiendish puzzles to test strategic thinking.
- Unlock new persona portraits, achievements and trophies, and more.
With an easy to use tutorial, Duels of the Planeswalkers is the best way for new players to learn how to play Magic: The Gathering. Players that are already familiar with Magic will enjoy the newly introduced Sealed Play game mode in Magic 2014, as well as the introduction of Sliver creature cards into the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise. Please visit MagicTheGathering.com for the latest news and updates and follow Magic on Facebook and Twitter.
*Launch timing may vary by platform and region.
About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game. Players take on the role of Planeswalkers – powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Their weapons include spells, creatures, and artifacts gathered from a vast Multiverse of unique fantasy worlds. With more than 12 million players and fans worldwide, Magic is printed in 11 languages and played in more than 70 countries. For more information about Magic 2014, visit www.magicthegathering.com.
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
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- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)
Microsoft Xbox One