Train2Game News D&D Dark Alliance

Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS), is proud to announce that DARK ALLIANCE, the explosive four-player, co-op action brawler is now available for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Game Pass. Developed by Wizards of the Coast and Tuque Games, DARK ALLIANCE is the first Dungeons & Dragons video game published by Wizards of the Coast, and a new CGI trailer was released to celebrate the launch:

“Whenever I’m at the table playing Dungeons & Dragons with my friends, I always anxiously await that moment in a scenario when the Dungeon Master says, ‘Roll for initiative’. That’s when you know things are about to get fun and interesting,” said Jeff Hattem, Studio Head at Tuque Games and Creative Director for DARK ALLIANCE. 

“We designed DARK ALLIANCE from those moments in D&D campaigns; our game puts combat at the center of the experience and we can’t for players to feel what it’s like to battle a Frost Giant up close and personal.”

Featuring real-time combat and dynamic co-op gameplay, Dark Alliance pits Drizzt Do’Urden and his legendary companions – Catti-brie, Bruenor, and Wulfgar – against some of the most iconic monsters from the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons & Dragons. Frost Giants, Beholders, and White Dragons roam the frozen tundra of Icewind Dale in search of the Crystal Shard— and it’s up to the companions to muster the strength to stop them from claiming and using it to destroy their home. 

“Gathering a party and having fun with your friends is what Dungeons & Dragons is all about,” said Chris Cocks, President, Wizards of the Coast. “Launching DARK ALLIANCE today marks a big milestone for Wizards of the Coast, in that we’re opening up new ways for friends to experience D&D together whether they’re at the table or behind a screen.”

Dark Alliance is available digitally [$39.99 / £34.99 / € 39.99, DarkAlliance.com] and at retail, with an exclusive Steelbook® edition for $59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99 at select retailers. The Steelbook edition includes a Steelbook case, a printed art book, a downloadable Dungeons & Dragons soundtrack, a Beholder and Lich weapon set, and the forthcoming expansion “Echoes of the Blood War” which is set to release later this year.

Wizards of the Coast is making it easy to assemble your party. Players who purchase DARK ALLIANCE on PlayStation®4 will receive a free digital download code so that they can upgrade to the PlayStation®5, and vice versa. Players who preordered on Xbox One Consoles or Xbox Series X|S only must buy the game once and receive it on both platforms through Smart Delivery. DARK ALLIANCE is also available for Xbox Game Pass.

To learn more about DARK ALLIANCE and to watch the all-new CGI trailer, visit the official website at www.DarkAlliance.com.

Train2Game News Magic the Gathering comes to Puzzle & Dragons

GungHo Online Entertainment is inviting players to channel their inner planeswalker and fight against the many mythical and mysterious creatures in a Magic: The Gathering collab for the mobile game phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons.

Between June 25 – July 8, players can join forces with powerful allies from the Multiverse in Puzzle & Dragons.

In this collab, players must come up with tactics utilizing their monsters in order to defeat the elder Demonlord Belzenlok in the special collab dungeon. The innovative collab with Magic: The Gathering includes a plethora of characters through the Magic: The Gathering Egg Machine such as Jhoira, Vraska, and Karn. See below for a full list of characters in the lineup.

All players who log in during the event period will receive one free pull at the Magic: The Gathering Memorial Egg Machine for a chance to get a rare collab character. There will also be a special 1 Magic Stone + Magic: The Gathering Egg Machine limited time bundle for the equivalent price of 1 Magic Stone.

Additional details on the collaboration include:

Magic: The Gathering Egg Machine:

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● Karn
● Nicol Bolas
● Jhoira
● Vraska

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● Shivan Dragon
● Serra Angel
● Gideon Jura
● Jace Beleren
● Liliana Vess
● Chandra Nalaar
● Nissa Revane

Magic: The Gathering Dungeon Floors:
● Dominaria-Mythical
● Dominaria-Legend
● Dominaria-Master
● Dominaria-Expert
● Dominaria-Intermediate

Assist Evolutions:
● Weatherlight

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth, featuring an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, players capture, collect, and evolve thousands of elemental monsters while incorporating quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. To date, Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 77 million downloads worldwide and can be download from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com.

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