DUELS OF THE PLANESWALKERS 2012 LAUNCHES WITH DECK EDITING, NEW MULTIPLAYER FORMAT AND MORE

June 15, 2011 - RENTON, WA - Wizards of the Coast today launched Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 globally* on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC/Steam® and the PlayStation® Network. This brand new game builds on the success of the original Duels of the Planeswalkers game and is set to thrill Magic: The Gathering fans around the world with all new graphics, decks, multiplayer format and more.  With more than 12 million players and fans in more than 70 countries, Magic delivers players a truly integrated gaming experience across digital and real world.

“With the launch of Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, we are bringing a brand new game to Magic fans that is full of new features and gameplay,” said Greg Leeds, President, Wizards of the Coast.“We are committed to listening to the feedback of our players, and have embraced that feedback to enhance the overall play experience in Duels 2012 with features like enhanced deck editing and improved co-op play.”

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 online multiplayer game mode called Archenemy where up to three players team up against the AI Archenemy.  Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 builds on the success of the original game, which sold more than 500,000 copies on XBLA alone.

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC/Steam and the PlayStation Network today for $9.99 (800 MSFT points).  Additional information about the game can be found at: www.duelsoftheplaneswalkers.com.

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.

*Release date may vary by platform and region

Wizards of the Coast and its logo, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Duels of the Planeswalkers and Dungeons&Dragons are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries.©2011 Wizards. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Xbox LIVE Arcade is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Steam is a trademark of Valve Corporation.“PlayStation” and“PS” Family logo are registered trademarks and“PS3” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

  


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