Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios officially announced Magic: Legends, an action-MMORPG set within the iconic planes of Magic: The Gathering.
Forty million players across seventy countries have taken part in Wizards of the Coast’s strategic collectible card game, and now fans have the chance to immerse themselves in the acclaimed fictional multiverse of Magic: The Gathering.
“It’s an incredible time to be a Magic: The Gathering fan,” said Yoon Im, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment. “As huge fans ourselves, we are excited to once again collaborate with Wizards of the Coast. With its rich, immersive worlds and satisfying spellcasting system, Magic creates the perfect setting for an MMO action RPG spun into an epic fantasy adventure that players will want to continue exploring for years to come.”
“We continue to expand the Magic: The Gathering multiverse, bringing our passionate fans unique, immersive Magic experiences across their favorite entertainment platforms,” commented Eugene Evans, Wizards of the Coast Vice President of Business Development. “Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios’ Magic: Legends immerses fans into the Magic multiverse as a Planeswalker – a multiverse that continues to develop through Magic: The Gathering, Arena, novels and upcoming Netflix animated series.”
Magic: Legends first entered production in 2017, and the team at Cryptic Studios are long-time fans of the Magic: The Gathering card game and its multiverse. The MMORPG’s development is an extension of a licensing partnership between WotC and Cryptic Studios following the success of Neverwinter. The Magic: Legends development team is helmed by Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa, the former executive producer for Star Trek Online.
“Cryptic Studios is known for making games based on franchises we love and this is no exception,” said Ricossa. “We’ve assembled a team of talented developers who are incredibly passionate about Magic: The Gathering and share a collective deep knowledge of the franchise. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the multiverse to life in a way that fans have never experienced before.”
More details on Magic: Legends are scheduled for reveal in January 2020. Interested gamers can check out the game’s trailer below, and sign up for the game’s first beta test, coming sometime in 2020, here.
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