WALK THE PLANES OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING– TACTICS™ ON JANUARY 18th

WHAT:

Sony Online Entertainment LLC is scheduled to release Magic: The Gathering - Tactics™, a free-to-play game, on the PC this January 18 th. Players worldwide will experience a new dimension of Magic: The Gathering® as Wizards of the Coast’s legendary trading card game and its iconic creatures, characters and spells come to life for the first time in a fully realized 3D environment. Free to download and play, registered players will be able to compete online against opponents around the world or take on the challenging opening chapter of the game’s story-driven campaign. In the game, players will be able to build more powerful spellbooks by purchasing booster packs and taking on additional campaign chapters through the game’s integrated story. 

ABOUT MAGIC: THE GATHERING - TACTICS:

A free-to-play online tactical strategy game, Magic: The Gathering– Tactics invites players to take on the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful mage commanding devastating spells and incredible creatures. Players will take their skills into intense online tactical battles as they fight in richly illustrated environments with all five colors of Magic. Magic: The Gathering - Tactics brings the challenge, collectability and community of Magic to the PC with the ease and access of a free-to-play downloadable client. Gamers can freely join the fun and open the door to a whole new dimension of Magic!

KEY FEATURES:

    <*> Experience a New Dimension of a Classic Favorite: Characters, creatures, spells and settings from the rich world of Magic come alive in this free-to-play online game. <*> Unleash the Power: As a commanding Planeswalker, players cast devastating spells such as Fireball, Doom Blade, Pacifism and Lightning Bolt, and control incredible creatures like Serra Angel, Lord of the Pit or Reya Dawnbringer. <*> Connect and Combat: Join legions of gamers for intense battles of thrilling strategy in casual and tournament formats.
 

WHEN:

Magic: The Gathering– Tactics is scheduled to release for digital download on the PC platform January 18, 2011 and is expected to be available for the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system later in 2011.

ESRB Rating: Teen with content descriptors Mild Blood and Mild Fantasy Violence. For more information on Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, visit www.magicthegatheringtactics.com and www.facebook.com/MagicTheGatheringTactics.

To download assets - including a new developer diary - please log into www.SOEpress.com or visit http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1119.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Taina Rodriguez                                      

Sony Online Entertainment                      

858-577-3033   

trodriguez@soe.sony.com

Stacy Miles | Nick Parker  

Bender/Helper Impact

415-847-4400 | 310-694-3138

Stacy_Miles@bhimpact.com | Nick_Parker@bhimpact.com

ABOUT:

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, PlanetSide, and Champions of Norrath are registered trademarks and Untold Legends is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Magic: The Gathering, Magic, and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries.


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.