Magic: The Gathering is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, PC and Mac in two new titles as announced by Wizards of the Coast (owned by Hasbro) via new partnerships with Stainless Games and Mind Control Software. Under the new deal Stainless Games will develop a game using the Magic the Gathering IP for both Xbox Live Arcade and PC, while Mind Control will be making a separate game using the Magic IP for both PC and Mac.
Further details on the games and the release window are to be announced. But maybe we’ll get some more details at GDC in a few days.
“We’re excited to bring the Magic brand to new platforms and give our fans new ways to experience this great property,” said Jared Gustafson, Brand Director for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. “It’s partnerships like these that will advance the strategy games category and transform it to meet the needs and desires of today’s digital gamers.”
Magic: The Gathering, introduced in 1993, is the premier and original trading card game that inspired an entirely new game genre. Combining the dynamics of a card game with the excitement of trading and collecting, Magic offers fun for casual play, as well as the option of highly competitive tournaments. Magic: The Gathering currently has a thriving online edition (Magic Online®) made up of more than 350,000 active accounts. The game allows gamers to collect and trade virtual cards, build the perfect deck, get help from mentors, find opponents at all skill levels, and compete for prizes every day without ever leaving the comforts of home.