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April 14, 2012

PAX East 2012: Magic Duels of The Planeswalkers 2013 News

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At PAX East this year for those who didn’t get to attend, there was one booth that stood out with not only it’s size but with how awesome it looked. It was the Magic The Gathering: Duel of The Planeswalkers 2013 booth, now as disapointed as I was to see that the game wasn’t playable but instead they had stations set up with Duel of The Planeswalkers 2012. Regardless, it was fun to play the game with other people and refresh myself with the game modes before talking to their PR about 2013. Now, the interview was off camera but we were given a USB filled with the press kit for the game and here is the details on what you can expect in Magic The Gathering: Duel of The Planeswalkers 2013.

Hot on the heels of the wildly successful Duels of the Planeswalkers and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 video games, the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 game features:

  • Players Face a Greater Challenge – Magic’s ultimate evil mastermind, the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas!
  • 10 New Decks
  • Multiplayer Game Mode – Planechase
  • New Puzzle Challenges
  • Optional Manual Mana Tapping
  • Integration between the digital and paper product offering – Duels of the Planeswalkers players get the first look at cards from the upcoming Magic 2013 Core Set releasing this summer
  • strategic single player campaign game scenarios
  • competitive play
  • robust community features
  • unlockable content.

Another thing that was very interesting to hear was that Duel of The Planeswalkers for the first time will not only be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Steam and Playstation Store, it will also be available on the iPad. Details on the iPad version were very limited as to if it would be the exact same game as the PC and Console versions but this is a big step for them and I’m sure given how that works out it will be available on Android tablets as well in the future.

For more information on the game check out the official website here.



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