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Posted by premiersoupir in Featured, Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, PS3 Reviews / Vita Reviews on August 20th, 2012
Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 (released to PSN on June 19, 2012) is Wizards of the Coast’s latest entry in what is apparently becoming a franchise with yearly sequels. As with Duels 2012, the game’s release teases the release of the latest Core Set of cards in the world of paper Magic. Duels is ultimately a casual introduction to Magic that is designed to increase the audience for the Magic universe at large. Full disclosure: Duels 2012 performed precisely that role for me. I am now an avid player of paper Magic with a large library of physical cards and a few tournaments under my belt.
So how does Duels 2013 stack up to its predecessors, Duels 2012 and Duels 2009? (Click for our reviews of both of the aforementioned games, as well as for the major D12 expansion and deck packs.) In a word, D13 continues Wizard’s tradition of improving on these casual video games, making D13 a great purchase. Those who are curious about the world of collectible card games should absolutely check out the game, and even long-time aficionados of Magic should have fun with it (though they might experience some frustration as well). Are you new to Magic? D13 might just be your “gateway drug” to a new addiction, just as D12 was a year or so ago for me!
Posted by premiersoupir in Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Media, Previews, QuickNews on May 21st, 2012
Wizards of the Coast has released a trailer for the next iteration of the popular Magic: The Gathering electronic game: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013. Watch the video after the jump.
Posted by premiersoupir in Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Press Release, QuickNews on April 7th, 2012
Wizards of the Coast has announced that Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 will be released in the summer of 2012. It will allow you to manually tap lands for mana (at last!), and it will include support for the moribund Planechase game type, which debuted in 2009. The final boss of the game is Nicol Bolas, whom some speculate will be a Planeswalker card in the Magic 2013 Core Set.
Read Wizard’s full press release.
Wizards of the Coast and Stainless Games have released one expansion set for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012. (We reviewed the game and its expansion.) Since that time, they have released three sets of two additional decks (six decks total), bringing the entire list of decks to a rather impressive nineteen. I was disappointed that Wizards did not advertise these most recent additions. I’m here to bring them to your attention and to give you my take on what’s worth buying and what isn’t, as each of the three deck pack DLC is going for 3 USD on PSN.
Posted by premiersoupir in Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, PS3, PS3 Reviews / Vita Reviews on September 21st, 2011
Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 received its first DLC package on September 13, 2011 and is available for only $5 USD on PSN. For more information about the original title, see our review of Duels 2012. This expansion offers three new playable decks, four more unlockable cards for each of the original decks, a new (or expanded) game mode and a new single-player campaign complete with new puzzle challenges for your entertainment. The new decks are fun without being overpowering, and the small tweaks to the old decks that the influx of fresh cards supplies do not imbalance the game too much (some of the less powerful original decks are now slightly stronger contenders, as it happens). In sum, good news for fans of the series: Your five bucks is well-spent on this title.