Jul 172015



Release Marks New Beginning for the Storyline of Magic: The Gathering, Updated Block Set Structure


July 17, 2015RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast today released Magic Origins, the latest Magic: The Gathering trading card game (TCG) set. This pivotal new set reveals the origin stories of five of Magic‘s most beloved Planeswalker characters, as well as ushering in the new block set release structure. Magic Origins sets up an expansive, epic storyline that will inform the creative direction for future sets of the world’s most popular TCG.


For the first time ever, players will learn how five of Magic’s most iconic Planeswalkers – Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane – discovered their sparks and began their journeys. Moments from each of these Planeswalkers’ origin stories will play out in the card set, with the inclusion of double-faced Planeswalker cards spotlighting key moments in the characters’ backgrounds.


In addition to double-faced Planeswalker cards and a deeply integrated storyline, Magic Origins will include powerful and popular reprints, including cards with the Renowned and Spell Mastery mechanics, along with dozens of other fan favorites.


This Planeswalker spark also exists in Magic‘s 20 million players and fans worldwide. For many fans, playing Magic has become a pivotal point in their own lives, as they forge life-long friendships in a welcoming and supportive community united by the fun of playing the world’s best strategy game. With face-to-face play events and social gatherings in more than 7,000 hobby game stores around the world, Magic: The Gathering invites players to ignite their own spark and join the ranks of the most passionate fans in gaming.


Magic Origins is now available worldwide. Please visit MagicTheGathering.com for the latest news and updates – or to locate a participating store – and follow Magic on Facebook and Twitter.


About Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is the world’s best strategy game with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. In this innovate card game, players build personalized decks using cards they collected through booster packs and trading with friends. Magic offers a robust gaming experience for its community of passionate fans through face-to-face play events and social gatherings in more than 7,000 hobby game stores around the world, complemented by its Duels of the Planeswalkers and Magic Online digital games. For more information, visit 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 and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. 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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