Ok, first I'm going to tap for a red to bolt the Dimir Guildmage and swing for 6. Then, tap another red and my Everflowing Chalice for 4 to summon a Deathforge Shaman and pay the kicker 5 times for 10 damage. See, you should have mulled in the beginning, you were too mana screwed to play your hosers. I've got the game unless you topdeck a Geddon. Oh crap, it's shutting down! No!!! I've been playing Magic 2014 all day and forgot my charging cable!!!
Thanks to Wizards of the Coast and a press release for Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers, conversations like these are about to become way more common.
The company is gearing up to bring the world's longest lived and most popular trading card game to the world's most popular mobile operating system. Magic 2014 will be the first in the franchise to add Android to an already significant list of platforms including iPad, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam, and Playstation Network. Players are invited to join in on a new chapter in the Planeswalker saga, partnering with the fiery pyromancer Chandra Nalaar to take on a mysterious and powerful new enemy.
Wizards of the Coast is making a big push with this edition, adding new features, another play mode, and significantly more content. The company promises that the digital game's integration with the Core Set (cards sanctioned for use throughout the year in tournament play) will evolve into a major "end-of-summer Magic Celebration" that brings together fans from around the world.
Attendees to the PAX East conference are encouraged to drop in on the Magic: The Gathering booth to try a demo of the new game, and pick up exclusive swag based on characters and artwork from the upcoming card set. Unfortunately, the announcement lacks any release dates or hardware requirements, noting "Launch timing may vary by platform and region." Given the exclusion of the iPhone, it seems likely that the game will require a tablet to play. Fans have been overwhelmingly happy with the quality and production value of the series thus far, netting a score of 4.5 stars for the 2013 edition on the iPad.
Ignite Your Spark!
Magic 2014 Announced, Launches on Android
March 21, 2013 - RENTON, WA – Ignite Your Spark! Wizards of the Coast today announced the product lineup for Magic™ 2014 this summer, which includes the Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers® video game* and the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online®.
Available on the Android™ platform for the first time ever in addition to iPad®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam® and PlayStation® Network, Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers will offer players exciting new features as they partner with Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar to track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe. An immersive storyline and strong integration with the Magic 2014 - Core Set ties the experience together for players, culminating in an end-of-summer Magic Celebration that brings all Magic fans together in stores across the world.
“The Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise has been engaging and exciting gamers since we launched in 2009 and continues to be the best way for new players to learn how to play Magic,” said Worth Wollpert, Executive Producer - Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. “This year, with the addition of a fifth platform – Android – along with new features and a more focused integration between online and offline play, we continue to deliver a best-in-class gaming experience.”
Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers builds on the success of previous games in the franchise and adds all new features including an immersive storyline, 10 brand new decks, 15 new encounters, 10 new puzzle challenges, and an all-new play mode in addition to other exciting features. Magic 2014 players will get the first look at cards from the Magic 2014 - Core Set in Duels of the Planeswalkers, creating even more seamless integration between the online and offline games.
Attendees at the PAX East convention taking place in Boston this weekend are invited to come to the Magic: The Gathering booth (#562) to demo Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers on PC and iPad, earn exclusive Chandra themed items, purchase current product and licensed goods and help Chandra in her quest to receive a flame-kissed picture with Chandra. Fans of the paper game will have a chance to play Magic against invited celebrities on the show floor or participate in events designed for players of all levels in Gaming Hall B. In addition, 16 players will compete for the Magic Online Championship, with tournaments running all three days of the show, and the Magic: The Gathering panel will take place on Saturday in the Corgi Theatre.
*Launch timing may vary by platform and region. Only iPad platform available in China.
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, visitwww.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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