Wizards of the Coast Announces Launch Date for Magic: The Gathering – Fallout Crossover
Mark your calendars, Magic: The Gathering fans! Wizards of the Coast has officially announced that the highly anticipated crossover between Magic: The Gathering and Fallout will be launching on March 8, 2024.
Magic: The Gathering – Fallout is part of Magic’s Universes Beyond collection and aims to celebrate the rich history of both franchises. This unique collaboration will bring elements from every title since 1997, offering players a glimpse into the “modern view” of the classic Fallout games. Prepare for updated characters and settings from Fallout and Fallout 2.
In a statement, Wizards of the Coast expressed their excitement to pay homage to Fallout’s post-nuclear RPG roots. Whether you choose to align yourself with notorious Fallout characters or venture as a Vault survivor battling raiders, super-mutants, irradiated monsters, and pre-war robots, life in the wasteland won’t be a walk in the park.
Introducing the Commander Decks
Upon release, players will have access to four Commander decks, each representing a key theme of the Fallout series – Survival, Technology, Military, and Mutants. These decks will feature iconic face cards that embody their respective themes, including Dogmeat, Dr. Madison Li, Caesar, and Mothman. The decks are aptly named Scrappy Survivors, Science!, Hail, Caesar, and Mutant Menace.
For those unfamiliar with the Commander format, it is a popular and inclusive multiplayer style of play in Magic: The Gathering.
- Scrappy Survivors: This deck focuses on amassing a collection of useful Junk cards.
- Science!: Harness the power of energy reserves to activate game-changing abilities.
- Hail, Caesar: Create an expendable army of soldiers who can be sacrificed for additional benefits, under the guidance of neo-Roman dictator Caesar from Fallout: New Vegas.
- Mutant Menace: Unleash a range of horrifying mutants that thrive on radiation, utilizing the deck’s ability to inflict radiation effects.
In addition to the Commander decks, there will also be Saga cards available, which will reveal captivating stories of the atom-punk, alternate reality America. Collectors can also enjoy Pip-Boy framed cards and a selection of borderless Vault Boy cards in the distinct art style of Fallout.
Don’t miss out on this exciting crossover! Pre-orders for Magic: The Gathering – Fallout are now open.
It’s worth noting that Magic: The Gathering is not limited to its tabletop origins, as it offers a PC and mobile spin-off called MTG: Arena. Players can enjoy the game solo or engage in online battles against others.
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