The good IP crossover experiment continues with Marvel exhibiting up in yet one more place you don’t sometimes anticipate Marvel to be. Right now, Wizards of the Coast introduced that Marvel’s bringing its iconic (and inescapable) heroes to Magic: The Gathering with new “collectible merchandise and tentpole units” that can hit your Native Recreation Retailer in 2025.
Crossovers will not be new to Magic: The Gathering. It simply launched the cardboard sport’s Physician Who-themed Commander set. Earlier this yr, Magic launched a Lord of the Rings set (full with its personal One Ring bonanza that caught the eye of prolific Magic collector Submit Malone). All through the years, Magic has launched tons of smaller, collectible units primarily based on all the things from My Little Pony to Bob Ross work. On this context, a Marvel-themed set (or units because the press launch implies) feels proper at dwelling, a little bit late even, however teaming up with Marvel looks like it’ll be Magic’s greatest collaboration but.
We don’t know the extent of this meeting of card-game Avengers but, however anticipate all of your faves to be there hooked up to thematically applicable mechanics. “These tentpole units will construct on the custom of incorporating beloved fan-favorite characters and parts from world-class manufacturers into Magic: The Gathering,” stated Cynthia Williams, president of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro digital gaming, within the press launch. There’ll nearly assuredly be a “No Extra Mutants” spell that exiles all the things with the mutant key phrase, and if there is no such thing as a Commander card for Storm, there might be hell to pay (from me, particularly).