Press Release

Wizards of the Coast today announced the North American launch of Magic: The Gathering –Duels of the Planeswalkers on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Wizards has been working with Sony Computer Entertainment America to bring the popular digital extension of the worldwide Magic: The Gathering franchise to PlayStation®Network.

Already one of the most downloaded games on Xbox LIVE® Arcade and on PC via the Steam® platform, PS3™ gamers will now be able to join in on the action that Magic: The Gathering in digital form brings. Complete with crisp 3D graphics and animations, robust game play and a user-friendly interface, players can battle real life opponents or play through an extensive single-player campaign that offers unrivaled depth in which each game is different.

The core game is now available on PlayStation Network for $9.99 and all three expansions are available for $4.99 each.

Duels of the Planeswalkers is quickly proving to be the ideal way to introduce new players to Magic and reintroduce lapsed players back to the game. As its popularity continues to grow, Duels of the Planeswalkers will certainly be a driving force behind the birth of a whole new generation of Magic fans.

Special Launch Offer!

Celebrating the launch of Duels of the Planeswalkers on PS3, consumers that purchase the game will receive a special art foil Planeswalker promotional card (while supplies last). For additional information on Magic: The Gathering—Duels of the Planeswalkers and the promotional card, visit

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at

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  1. Brian Duff
    November 24, 2010 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    Ya know… with the amount of stuff Magic: The Gathering has put out over the years, you’d think that someone would have eventually made an action game based or MMORPG off the cards, instead of the other way around.

    Something in a Guild Wars-type of game. Where you can make micro-transactions for booster packs that give you new spells and what not.

    I guess they feel they’ve got a good enough profit margin for not to spend too much money to risk such a venture.

    • Alisha Mynx
      November 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm — Reply

      I’m also in the boat of thinking they have the backstory and depth to make an MMO and am surprised they haven’t done much more than the old Magic Online and a few console games.

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