Today, Wizards of the Coast announces that a new expansion for the XBLA game, Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers is forthcoming. No date has been set yet and details have not been released beyond a teaser press release on the WotC website.
Sorin Markov, the ancient vampire sangromancer, has returned to Zendikar for reasons he is keeping to himself. This second expansion pack for Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers features new cards and new decks to add to your arsenal. Now you can wield the power of Nicol Bolas’s “Eons of Evil” deck, unlock three new cards for all existing decks, or defeat the new single-player campaign to unlock Rhys the Redeemed’s “Heart of Worlds” and Chandra Nalaar’s “Heat of Battle” decks. This expansion pack also contains five new puzzling challenges, three new achievements and personas, host migration for multiplayer, and avatar attire awards all to test your Magic skills. Are you prepared to defy the Master of Shadows?
Duels of the Planeswalkers was an XBox arcade title that gave players a glimpse into the realm of Magic the Gathering card game. The game consisted of a few pre-constructed decks that you could use to battle against computer controlled opponents. As you win matches, you unlock cards that can added into a deck. However, you were not able to remove cards that made up the base deck. In addition to winning new cards, you could also unlock new decks to give yourself more choices with which to duel. All in all, the game was enjoyable and did allow for playing against friends via Xbox live. Personally, I was hoping for more in the way of customization and the ability to make my own deck from the ground up. Perhaps a new Magic game will come out and fill that niche? Then again, that solution already exists in the form of Magic Online for the PC. If you enjoy Magic or are curious, I recommend checking out the game and giving it a go.