Title: Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Release Date: June 20th, 2012. PSN: June 19
Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Steam, iPad
Developer: Stainless Games
Official Website: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Digital/DuelsOfThePlaneswalkers.aspx
What is Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
Duels of the Planeswalkers is a digital version of the popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. It follows the same basic rules, and features 10 pre-constructed decks that can be customized with additional cards that are unlocked by winning games. It includes both single player duels against computer controlled players, and multiplayer duels against other online players.
New from DOTP 2012
- Available on iPad for the first time!
- Ten New Decks
- Planechase multiplayer mode (replace Archenemy from 2012)
- New Encounter matches in single player where you test your deck against a deck playing a specific strategy that plays the same way every game.
- New challenge puzzles.
- Choose which of your lands will be tapped when casting a spell with multi-color decks!
- The End Step is now a part of the turn allowing you to cast Instants at the end of the player's turn.
What decks can I play this time?
All Ten Official Decklists + Unlocks: http://www.wizards.com/magic/digital/duelsoftheplaneswalkers.aspx?x=mtg/digital/d13/decklists
I've never played Magic before. Is this a good introduction?
Yes! This is one the best ways to learn how to play Magic and it has a very low barrier of entry. A lot of the math and rules minutia is taken care of for you and you can get information on any specific ability or card with a button press.
Can I build my own decks?
As in previous DOTP games there is no option to create a deck completely from scratch. However, each deck now contains 30 unlockable cards that can be swapped with other cards which should allow for plenty of customization within each deck.
Do I get cool physical cards for buying the game?
Yep! Each version of the game will include a code that can be provided to your local participating game store to get a special promo booster pack. This booster will contain cards from the as yet unreleased Magic 2013 core set and a specific Mythic Rare card based on your platform. The Steam or iPad versions get Serra Avatar, Xbox 360 gets Primordial Hydra, and Playstation 3 gets Vampire Nocturnus. The Vampire Nocturnus is likely the most valuable of the three both in terms of financial value and playability. *Update: Actual promo art added below.
Joystiq - 4 1/2 out of 5
GAF's Magic: The Gathering |OT|
Wizards of the Coast's Offical DOTP Forum
iPad Gamecenter Name list - Visit the iOS Boardgaming Megathread and check out their master spreadsheet and add yourself.