GATHER YOUR ALLIES!

May 24, 2011– Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium - Wizards of the Coast has announced the imminent release of Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 for Xbox LIVE© Arcade, PC/Steam and PlayStation® Network on June 15, 2011*.

“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 alone, 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 featured improved deck editing, enhanced co-op game play, all new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges and more.

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 up to three players team up against the AI.

Duels 2012 will also feature strategic single player campaign game scenarios as well as competitive play, robust community features and unlockable content.  More information can be found at duelsoftheplaneswalkers.com.

*Release date may vary by platform and region.

Magic Celebration

An event unlike any other we’ve run before, Magic Celebration will bring together Duels of the Planeswalkers and Magic 2012 Core Set players on September 10th at WPN locations around the globe. More details will be unveiled as we get closer to the event, but you can learn more about Magic’s in-store events and find a hobby store near you at Wizards.com/ locator.

There’s never been a better time to get into Magic: The Gathering. With an easy-to-use tutorial, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is the best way for new players to learn how to play Magic. And for those that would rather test their metal with the original paper game, the Magic 2012 Core Set is a blend of brand new cards and old favorites from Magic’s 18-year history. Together, Duels 2012 and Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set encourages players to gather their friends (or allies) and experience what Magic 2012 has to offer.


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