Magic: The Gathering Is Getting An RPG For PC And Console


Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced earlier today the development of a brand new RPG based on Magic: The Gathering, the acclaimed strategic card game by Wizards of the Coast. The AAA RPG is currently being developed from the ground up for both PC and console. Additional details and the game's official title will be revealed at a later date.

Just as Magic: The Gathering transforms players into Planeswalkers, powerful mages who can travel between planes, so will this RPG. The beloved trading card game has over 20 million fans across more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. The new RPG will allow fans of the game to fully immerse themselves in the Multiverse, the rich fantasy world in which Magic: The Gathering takes place.

This new partnership simply build on the existing relationship between Cryptic, Perfect World Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast. The three have previously worked together to create the F2P MMO Neverwinter, which is set in the universe of Wizards' Dungeons & Dragons.

Bryan Huang, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment, said in a statement:

"It's Magic: The Gathering like you've never experienced before. We are ecstatic about the direction of the game Cryptic has been shaping. It's always been a dream of ours to bring Magic's Planeswalkers to a modern RPG."

Stephen D'Angelo, CEO of Cryptic Studios, said:

"Everything from the graphics to the gameplay is being targeted for a truly unique AAA game. We're thrilled to provide Magic fans with an opportunity to explore the game's worlds and characters through an entirely new lens. Get ready to embark on a brand new journey."

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Madeline RicchiutoAbout Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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