With half of 2023 behind us, Wizards Of The Coast took the opportunity to announce the future of Magic: The Gathering during its Gen Con 2023 panel. However, not only did the company reveal its plans through 2026, but it also confirmed three big names in gaming for its ever-growing Universes Beyond portfolio: Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy and Fallout.
Fallout will get the MTG treatment first, and it will be represented by a set of Commander decks releasing in March 2024. Following names like Warhammer 40K and Doctor Who, Fallout Commander decks will include a mix of new and reprinted cards. , all featuring characters, enemies, factions, and locations from Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic saga.
Assassin’s Creed will come next, as a full set of booster packs covering the entire AC Universe will launch in July 2024. The set will include both new and reprinted cards, all featuring new Assassin’s Creed-themed artwork. Creed, and the new cards will be “mechanically unique”. according to WOTC. Assassin’s Creed will be the second non-WOTC IP to receive a full set of booster packs, and it follows the also recently released The Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth.
The last of three video game-centric announcements, Square Enix’s massive RPG franchise, Final Fantasy, will receive a full booster set in 2025, with cards that span the entire core FF franchise – from the original game to the recently launched Final Fantasy XVI. The set will also be available to digital MTG players through Magic: The Gathering Arena.
Another outside franchise has been confirmed for the next Magic: The Gathering product, as a subset of Jurassic World-themed cards – which also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – will be included in the Lost Caverns Of Ixalan expansion, which will be launched later. This year.
The rest of the Magic: The Gathering Gen Con 2023 announcements are below:
- Modern Horizons 3 (2024)
- The Modern Horizons reprint set will return, and it will bring double-faced cards and a few planeswalkers.
- Ravnica Remastered (Q1 2024)
- Ravnica Remastered will be the first of several products that will return to Ravnica, an aircraft that was introduced in 2005. This reprint expansion will feature cards from every Ravnica block, and will have a strong focus on the guilds of this world.
- Murders at Karlov Mansion (Q1 2024)
- Murders at Karlov Mansion, Murder Mystery in Magic: The Gathering, will bring detective work to the trading card game through clues, secret identities, and more.
- Ravnica: Clue Editionn (Q1 2024)
- Ravnica: Clue Edition is a standalone, standalone experience that combines the classic Clue board game with MTG.
- Thunder Junction Outlaw (Q2 2024)
- Magic takes on the Wild West in this expansion, which will introduce both a new world in the MTG universe as well as some of the lore’s most notorious villains.
- bloomburrow (Q3 2024)
- This expansion will also introduce a new world to the MTG universe in the titular Bloomburrow, a unique aircraft whose inhabitants are not humans, but rather anthropomorphic beasts including frogs, squirrels, rabbits, and rats.
- Duskmourn: House of Horror (Q4 2024)
- Just in time for Halloween, Duskmourn: House of Horror is a framed setting in a haunted mansion. Characters and maps will be inspired by 1980s horror movies, games and more.
- Innistrad remastered (release date: 2025)
- Like Ravnica Remastered, Innistrad Remastered will feature cards from all previous Innistrad expansions in one curated set.
- Code name: Tennis (release date: Q1 2025)
- A set exploring a genre uncommon to Magic, Tennis will be “Magic’s first multiplanar death race across three different worlds.”
- Codename: Ultimate (release date: 2025)
- Ultimate will return to Tarkir’s plan for a full expansion for the first time since 2015.
- Code name: Volleyball (release date: 2025)
- All that’s been mentioned about this set is that it’s set in a “sci-fi space opera”.
- Code name: Wrestling (release date: 2025)
- This set will return to Lorwyn and will include races such as goblins, kithkin, fairies, and elves.
- Code name: Yachting (release date: 2026)
- Yachting will return to the Strixhaven Academic Plan, which was introduced in 2021.
- Code name: Zipline (release date: 2026)
- The final expansion announced at Gen Con will mark the end of the overarching story which will kick off with Wilds Of Eldraine on September 8th.
Magic: The Gathering’s newest expansion, Commander Masters, is available now at retailers and local game stores following its August 4 launch. Meanwhile, the entire Gen Con MTG panel is now available on the official Magic: The Gathering YouTube channel.
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