March 10, 2011 – RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast today announced the Magic: The Gathering 2012 product line-up featuring the Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 on Xbox LIVE© Arcade, PC/Steam and PlayStation® Network this summer.
“We are thrilled with the success of Magic: The Gathering and the tremendous growth of our player community worldwide,” said Greg Leeds, President, Wizards of the Coast. “Smart, strategic and competitive gamers love to get together to battle and have fun using their intellectual strengths. With more than 12 million players and fans in more than 70 countries and 500,000 units of Duels of the Planeswalkers sold on XBLA, Magic is experiencing record growth and delivering players a truly integrated gaming experience across both digital and real world.”
Building on the success of the original Duels of the Planeswalkers, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 will introduce all new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges and other exciting new features when it launches on Xbox LIVE© Arcade, PC/Steam and PlayStation® Network this summer.
With an easy to use tutorial, Duels of the Planeswalkers is the best way for new players to learn Magic: The Gathering. Players that are already familiar with Magic will enjoy a new-to-digital multiplayer game mode called Archenemy where players gather up to two allies and team up against the AI.
Attendees at the PAX East convention in Boston are welcome to gather their allies into three person teams to participate in the hands-on demo of the Archenemy game mode for Duels 2012 at the Magic: The Gathering booth (#648). A variety of Magic: The Gathering events for the paper TCG product will also be available in Gaming Hall B.
About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game. Players take on the role of Planeswalkers – powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Their weapons include spells, creatures, and artifacts gathered from a vast multiverse of unique fantasy worlds. With more than 12 million players and fans worldwide, Magic is printed in 10 languages and played in more than 70 countries.
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. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
About Stainless Games
Stainless Games is a privately owned company based on the South Coast of the UK. Although best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon franchise, the company is today recognized as one of the world’s leading companies in the burgeoning console download market. For more information visit the Stainless Games website at www.stainlessgames.com.