Wizards of the Coast announced some new products today! Here's a breakdown of what's coming down the pipe:
An official Magic companion app, Magic: The Gathering Portal Every player generally has a list of items they bring with them when they play; their deck(s), pen, paper, dice/counters, playmat, etc.. Now, you'll be able to have an official companion app for Magic: The Gathering where you'll be able to:
Create, manage, and track home tournaments complete with pairings, invitations for friends, brackets, and playgroup stats. Want to run a massive Commander play-day at home? We've got you covered. Itching to test out eight Modern or Standard decks with friends? Set up a tournament, invite friends, and keep track of the results. All from your phone.
Look up card information on the fly, including searchable rules databases for card rulings, keywords, and mechanics, all streamlined for showing your friends that, yes, Fungusaur is indeed a Dinosaur now.
Keep track of life totals as well as wins and losses across multiple devices to show just how you stack up against your friends. Think you're the best in your playgroup? Find out. Looking to improve your record over time? Watch as those 1-2 records turn into 3-0s. Or just claim bragging rights when you finally grab your playgroup's win-loss crown from the local ringer.
Stay up-to-date on Magic news with a customizable hub. You can focus your feed to read just about what you want—whether that's news from the very people who make the game, updates to the official Magic story, or results from the latest Pro Tour. As much or as little news as you like will be right there at your fingertips.
Keep in touch with your playgroup through social linking that lets you invite friends to events, simultaneously track life totals, and manage a friend list.
Learn more about Magic through access to video tutorials, glossaries, and rule lookups. New players can learn together, and experienced players can settle rules disputes with a flip of their phone.
The app will be available free on iOS and Android phones in every language in which Magic publishes cards. We'll have more information as the day gets closer, but look for your new essential Magic app later in 2018.
This is going to be a spiritual successor to the "From the Vault" series, but with a signature twist: each Signature Spellbook is themed around a Planeswalker and the spells that define who they are. Jace Beleren, fresh off having his memory restored on Ixalan, has plenty in his arsenal. Each Signature Spellbook will contain one premium foil and eight cards that fit with the Planeswalker's identity. They will have an MSRP of $19.99 (applies to the United States only), and you can get your hands on them starting June 15, 2018, in English only.
This is going to be a new booster product for the two-headed giant format.
Read here for more information on this upcoming product: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-battlebond-2018-02-14
Commander 2018 has a release date of August 10, 2018 & there will be four new decks featuring twelve premium foil commanders.
Commander Anthology Volume 2 has a release date of June 8, 2018 and like the previous Commander Anthology, this box set contains four previously released 100-card decks, including thirteen premium foil commanders.
Full details available at https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/valentines-day-mini-announcement-day-2018-02-14.
Let us know what you think of these upcoming products in the comments below!