Magic: The Gathering has announced what will no doubt go down as one of its biggest collaborations to date – Marvel.
Yes, the superhero uberfranchise heralded by Disney and with its own competitive card game in the form of Marvel Snap (and to a lesser extend, its own collectible card game in the form of Woolworths’ Disney 100 Wonders cards), is being brought to Magic: The Gathering through Universes Beyond. The first tentpole Magic set based on Marvel properties is reportedly set to appear globally in 2025.
“We are extremely proud to collaborate with Marvel to bring its iconic characters to fans around the world in new ways,” said Cynthia Williams, President of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Digital Gaming. “These tentpole sets will build on the tradition of incorporating beloved fan-favourite characters and elements from world-class brands into Magic: The Gathering.”
“Titans of entertainment found in stores worldwide, Magic: The Gathering — one of the world’s most popular trading card games — and Marvel — one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies—are collaborating to share fan-favourite Super Heroes, villains, and more through amazing tabletop gameplay,” reads the official announcement from Wizards of the Coast.
“Trading cards have always been a part of Marvel’s DNA, so this collaboration takes that experience to a whole new level,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Comics and Franchise in a press release. “With the depth that our storytelling and characters bring to the table, we can’t wait for fans to see how the Marvel Universe translates seamlessly into gameplay within these Magic: The Gathering products and sets for years to come.”
You can see a very “magical” promo trailer for the Magic: The Gathering and Marvel collaboration below:
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