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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
April 6, 2012 - RENTON, WA - Wizards of the Coast today announced the Magic: The Gathering 2013 product line-up featuring the Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and the Duels of the Planeswalkers« 2013 video game for iPad«, Xbox LIVE« Arcade, Steam« and PlayStation« Network platforms. Both the Magic 2013 Core Set and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will launch this summer* and will call on players to face a greater challenge by battling Magic’s ultimate evil mastermind, the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas!
“We’re excited to make Magic: The Gathering even more accessible to our growing player base by adding iPad to the suite of platforms that Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be available on this summer,” said Worth Wollpert, Director of Digital Games for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. “Given that the original Duels and Duels 2012 have been downloaded well over 2 million times combined since its launch in June 2009, our customers are clearly enjoying what we’ve done with the game to this point, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer both new and existing Magic™ fans exciting content and game play options on a world-class tablet platform that many of our customers have been asking for.”
Hot on the heels of the widely successful Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will introduce 10 new decks, optional manual mana tapping, and other exciting features when it launches on iPad«, Xbox LIVE« Arcade, Steam« and PlayStation« Network.
“We are incredibly proud of our work with Wizards of the Coast,” said Patrick Buckland, CEO of Stainless Games Ltd, “and we are confident that Duels 2013 will be the best version of the game yet!”
With an easy to use tutorial, Duels of the Planeswalkers is the best way for new players to learn how to play Magic: The Gathering. Players that are already familiar with Magic will enjoy a new-to-digital multiplayer game mode called Planechase, which utilizes oversized cards based on various Planes within the Magic Multiverse, to modify the rules of gameplay, adding another layer of excitement.
Attendees at the PAX East convention taking place in Boston this weekend are invited to come learn about some of the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 content, as well as take part in Archenemy paper card game challenges at the Magic: The Gathering booth (#462). A variety of Magic events for the paper TCG product will be taking place in Gaming Hall B.
*Launch timing may vary by platform and region. Only Steam platform available in China.
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Stainless Games Ltd is a privately owned company based on the South Coast of the UK, and has been the developer for Duels of the Planeswalkers since its inception as a digital product. Although best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon™ franchise, the company has most recently become recognized as one of the world’s leading developers in the burgeoning Console Download market. For more information visit the Stainless Games website at www.stainlessgames.com.
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