Wizards of the Coast revealed a new
chapter in the Magic: The Gathering video game series, dubbed Magic:
The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. Due this summer,
the sequel will introduce a brand new story and gameplay
features when it arrives for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, PC digital
stores, and – in a franchise first – Apple's App store.
The sequel is coming from Stainless Games, makers of the first Magic: The Gathering: Duels of
the Planeswalkers in 2009, and the 2011 sequel. It will
include new decks, new challenges, a Planechase multiplayer rmode
based on the forthcoming Planechase decks, and the option for more
advanced players to manually tap lands. The 2013 iteration will
also re-introduce the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas as the game's
are incredibly proud of our work with Wizards of the Coast,” said
Patrick Buckland, CEO of Stainless Games Ltd. “We we are confident
that Duels 2013 will be the best version of the game yet!”
Magic: The Gathering has carved out a
respectable home in digital stores. According to Worth Wolpert,
Director of Digital Games for the series, the first two games have
been downloaded over two million times since debuting back in 2009.
The second game even made Microsoft's top 10 list for most downloaded
XBLA Arcade titles in 2011 (see Xbox Live's top games of 2011 revealed). Read our original Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers review to see where it all began.