Magic is one of the few Collectible Card Games that has actually been able to survive long term. Many have come and gone due to cost, licensing issues, or a bad theme. They also released Duels of the Planeswalkers on the PC, XBLA, and PSN. Now they will be coming out with a new version this summer, and it will make its debut on the iPad.
Wizards of the Coast today announced the Magic: The Gathering 2013 product line-up featuring the Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and the Duels of the Planeswalkers® 2013 video game for iPad®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam® and PlayStation® Network platforms. Both the Magic 2013 Core Set and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will launch this summer* and will call on players to face a greater challenge by battling Magic’s ultimate evil mastermind, the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas!
“We’re excited to make Magic: The Gathering even more accessible to our growing player base by adding iPad to the suite of platforms that Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be available on this summer,” said Worth Wollpert, Director of Digital Games for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. “Given that the original Duels and Duels 2012 have been downloaded well over 2 million times combined since its launch in June 2009, our customers are clearly enjoying what we’ve done with the game to this point, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer both new and existing Magic™ fans exciting content and game play options on a world-class tablet platform that many of our customers have been asking for.”
The Planeswalker games have always been popular, and this should be another great expansion. It’s also a great way to get into the game without having to purchase a large number of cards, or try it out if you haven’t yet already. I know that I’m looking forward to this.