Today, publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios unveiled Magic: Legends as an ARPG MMO based on Magic: The Gathering. Its beta will begin this spring, and registrations are already open for those that are interested.
The title will be free-to-play (F2P) and will have players taking the role of the planeswalkers in order to save the Multiverse from a terrible threat. Players will be able to traverse through the most iconic places in Magic's lore, learn new spells, and beat up bad guys who need beat upping.
The first beta test will include two classes, the first being the Magi of the Mind, who can utilize psychic powers. They prefer to fight their enemies from a distance, controlling projectiles and defeating their foes by forcing them into a deep sleep or by turning them against their allies. The second class is the Geomanciens, who take their power from the earth to crush their enemies under a rock and melee lava attacks. They also have stone shields that help them take heavy blows that would destroy other planeswalkers.
Stephen Ricossa, executive producer of Magic: Legends had the following to say about the reveal and reception that the game garnered.
The whole team was deeply touched by the welcome that Gamers and fans of Magic: The Gathering gave Magic: Legends when it was announced last month. Today we have the pleasure of revealing a glimpse of what makes this game absolutely unique. We can't wait to see players play as a planeswalker and learn powerful spells to take on the Multiverse's most dangerous opponents.
Players will be able to choose from five separate classes in total and also travel with up to two other players. Magic: Legends will be released in 2021 on PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. For those interested in playing the beta this spring, be sure to click here.
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