VIDEO GAMES: Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Wizards of the coast is getting ready to launch the new version of Duels of the Planeswalkers, which will be available for PC, Xbox, PS3 and iPad. Take the jump to find out more.
Players asked for it, and Wizards of the Coast is bringing manual mana tapping to Magic: The Gathering -Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013! Now, when you are playing a multicolor deck, you have the option of easily specifying which lands you would like to tap. Simply highlight the card in your hand you’d like to play and the default lands that would be tapped to play the spell will become highlighted. To change the lands that will be tapped, press the Left Control button on Steam, press the Left Thumb-Stick button onXbox/PS3, or tap the card again on iPad. The new land selection will then become highlighted. You can scroll through these options until you find the land combination you’d like to tap.
Another new feature for Duels 2013 is the addition of the Magic “End Step,” whose absence was one of the biggest drawbacks of previous editions.
This extra step allows players to use instants, search for things and do more before the next turn. This is particularly useful with cards that let you do things like search for a basic land. With the End Step, players can do this at the end of their opponent’s turn now and have a land ready to go for their turn.
Last year’s release featured Archenemy as a unique gameplay mechanic, this one will focus on Planescape
In Duels 2013, players can compete with friends or the AI as they travel across fantastic planes, take on mini-bosses, attempt to solve puzzling challenges, and team up with others in the updated Planechase multiplayer format. The digital game will also be the first place to check out new cards from the Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set launching later this summer.
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be released on June 20th, 2012