Magic: Legends Takes The Famous Card Game And Turns It Into A Brand New Action RPG, A New Isometric Challenger Has Entered The Arena

Magic: Legends Takes The Famous Card Game And Turns It Into A Brand New Action RPG, A New Isometric Challenger Has Entered The Arena
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Magic: The Gathering card game has dominated the trading card game world. Players act as “Planeswalkers” and then throw spells at each other in an effort to best their opponent. Whether it is by throwing direct magical attacks or using epic beasts to do your bidding, the game provides personalization of strategy.

What makes the game even better is its massive collection of lore and stories. The entire card game is based upon novels, short stories, and now trailers that bring about changing tides of worlds and planes. It seems almost natural that Wizards of the Coast, the owner of Magic: The Gathering, would want to turn their game into something more. With that, Magic: Legends was born.

This is not the first time that the game has gone beyond its traditional mediums. There are novels, board games, mobile titles, and console versions of the infamous card game. What makes this different is rather than simply copying the mechanics already found within the trading-card version, Magic: Legends is redefining how players interact with the world.

Players will create a character by selecting a class of their preference. They then go out into the world and defeat the hordes of enemies in an effort to collect better loot and become stronger. Stronger loot means stronger monsters, which means bigger challenges. Mix this formula with the tons of lore that has been building behind the card game and then sprinkle in the mechanics from the game itself, and you have Magic: Legends. 

Similar to the card game version, players will construct a deck of cards that will function as your pool of spells. These decks are based around the five colors of mana found in the card game version, and each spell type will synergize and mix in different ways depending on the color. Red decks are about power, Green decks summon creatures, Blue decks control the battle, White decks protect their allies, and Black decks decay their opponents with passive effects.

Each spell drains your mana bar, so you have to make sure you have the right amount of mana to perform each ability. The mana bar recharges slowly while normal attacking in combat, or players can use other abilities to increase and affect the mana supply.

Players are expecting to visit several different planes within the game. Each plane presents a unique world to explore themed from fantasy favorites to historical recreations. With tons of lore available to the designers, there is no telling where the game will take players, or where they will end up in the end.

For more information, make sure to keep up with the game’s social media streams. Magic: Legends is planned to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2021. There is a beta planned for some time in 2020, but no date has been given as of yet.