Train2Game News Magic ManaStrike

Netmarble Corp. is proud to announce new details for Magic: ManaStrike, its first-ever game for Wizards of the Coast franchise Magic: The Gathering.

Developed under license exclusively by the Netmarble Monster studio, Magic: ManaStrike is a mobile synchronous combat game that brings fan-favorite spells, and characters, such as Chandra Nalaar, Jace Beleren and more – to life in an all-new genre.

Easy to play but hard to master, Magic: ManaStrike offers simple, tactical, and strategic gameplay through its user-friendly interface.

Gameplay spotlights many customized strategies between opponents in intense Player vs. Player (PvP) matches. Players can experience Magic: The Gathering’s vast universe of original spells and characters presented with amazing visuals in high-quality 3D, all in the palm of their hand.

“Working with Wizards of the Coast on Magic: ManaStrike was great, and we are proud of the experiences we built together to bring the brand to a whole new genre of gameplay,” said Seungwon Lee, Chief Global Officer of Netmarble.

“More details on Magic: ManaStrike will be shared soon. We want to assure fans our game acts as a fresh new addition to Magic: The Gathering, and we are eager to introduce what makes Magic: The Gathering special to even more players.”

Players begin with a detailed tutorial, which guides them through the game’s early stages. After choosing a pre-made deck of cards from one of Magic’s five iconic colors – White, Blue, Black, Red or Green – players will fight against live opponents, where quick tactics and fast play reign supreme on the battlefield. As they progress, players will collect new cards and enhance their units (inspired by Magic: The Gathering’s deep library of creatures) to suit their individual playstyles and strategies.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Netmarble to bring Magic: ManaStrike to mobile gaming fans around the world,” said Eugene Evans, VP, Business Development, Wizards of the Coast. “We were drawn by Netmarble’s reputation as a global leader in mobile games and its known passion for putting a unique twist on the genre. As a new Magic-inspired experience, Magic: ManaStrike is an action-packed way to discover the Magic multiverse, and we can’t wait to welcome new players to the community.”

More details, including a gameplay first look for Magic: ManaStrike will be formally revealed at this year’s G-Star tradeshow in Busan, South Korea available from 14-17 November.

Train2Game News Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U & U

Gearbox Publishing and Gearbox Software today launched Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded (Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U) for PlayStation® VR.

Available now on the PlayStation Store for $19.99, the comedic social VR experience presents fourteen magical tricks and pranks to pull on family and friends.

Using PlayStation® Move controllers, legendary entertainers Penn & Teller teach players how to pull off every magical performance before they trick others in VR. Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U is also available Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.

Watch the reveal trailer here:

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By integrating both VR technology and human deception, Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U allows players to fool unsuspecting friends and family for their own enjoyment. With performances ranging from awe-inspiring card tricks to supernatural telekinetic powers, players will learn how to deliver each magical bit to unsuspecting participants.

For players interested in single-player content, Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U includes the chance to become a ‘willing’ volunteer in magical acts. Try to escape Houdini’s infamous Water Torture Cell before drowning, or uncover a mystery while window-washing atop a Las Vegas skyscraper!

For a more relaxed experience, join Penn Jillette as he reads the entirety of 1851 novel Moby Dick, teased within today’s Cancelled Bits launch trailer.

Visit the official website for more information.

Train2Game News: Details for Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers

Magic 2014Wizards of the Coast have announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers!

Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.

The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.

Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks. For the Magic fans who know the cards, the decks will include:

−     Sliver Construct

−     Predatory Sliver

−     Groundshaker Sliver

−     Megantic Sliver

−     Blur Sliver

−     Striking Sliver

−     Thorncaster Sliver

−     Battle Sliver

−     Sentinel Sliver

−     Bonescythe Sliver

In addition, Hive Stirrings, a sorcery that creates Sliver tokens, will also be included in Magic 2014.

The Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game will be available for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and Android tablet for the first time when it launches this summer. The Magic 2014 product line-up also includes the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game and Magic Online.

You can enjoy a gallery of shots from the upcoming game below.

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Train2Game News: Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers announced

Magic 2014Wizards of the Coast today announced the product lineup for Magic 2014 this summer, which includes the Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game.

This is the first game of the Trading Card Game series that will be available on Android devices. It will still be available on iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network.

Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game. Players take on the role of Planeswalkers – powerful mages who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Their weapons include spells, creatures, and artifacts gathered from a vast Multiverse of unique fantasy worlds. With more than 12 million players and fans worldwide, Magic is printed in 11 languages and played in more than 70 countries.

Duels of the Planeswalkers will offer players exciting new features as they partner with the fire Planeswalker, Chandra Nalaar to track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe. An immersive storyline and strong integration with the Magic 2014 Core Set ties the experience together for players.

Worth Wollpert, Executive Producer of Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast said “The Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise has been engaging and exciting gamers since we launched in 2009 and continues to be the best way for new players to learn how to play Magic.

“This year, with the addition of a fifth platform – Android – along with new features and a more focused integration between online and offline play, we continue to deliver a best-in-class gaming experience.”

Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers builds on the success of previous games in the franchise and adds all new features including an immersive storyline, 10 brand new decks, 15 new encounters, 10 new puzzle challenges and an all-new unannounced play mode in addition to other exciting features. Magic 2014 players will get the first look at cards from the Magic 2014 Core Set in Duels of the Planeswalkers, creating even more seamless integration between the online and offline games.

For more information about Magic 2014, visit www.magicthegathering.com