A new crossover set is coming to Magic: The Gathering. The wildly popular card game has already played host to many sci-fi and fantasy properties like Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and Fallout. Now it will include characters from the biggest modern franchise with MTG Marvel Universes Beyond sets.
The MTG Marvel Universes Beyond Announcement
According to an official press release, Hasbro has announced an expansion of its long-standing relationship with Marvel. The result of this expansion will be MTG Marvel Universes Beyond crossover products.
Among those products will be official Magic: The Gathering sets, adapting fan-favorite characters and events from Marvel comics to the card game. Everyone from the X-Men to The Avengers and everything from Infinity Gauntlet to Spiderverse is primed for adaptation.
“Trading cards have always been a part of Marvel’s DNA, so this collaboration takes that experience to a whole new level,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Comics and Franchise. “With the depth that our storytelling and characters bring to the table, we can’t wait for fans to see how the Marvel Universe translates seamlessly into gameplay within these Magic: The Gathering products and sets for years to come.”
Buckley isn't wrong. Back in the 1990s, Marvel released official trading cards of their characters, complete with power levels and trivia. More recently, there has been the Marvel Champions living card game, which has received several expansions and updates.
The first of these MTG Marvel Universes Beyond sets will be released in 2025. While there is no clue as to what this set will include, the press release states that this set will be a part of a multi-year multi-set deal.
“We are extremely proud to collaborate with Marvel to bring its iconic characters to fans around the world in new ways,” said Cynthia Williams, President, Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Gaming. “These tentpole sets will build on the tradition of incorporating beloved fan-favorite characters and elements from world-class brands into Magic: The Gathering.”
It must also be noted that the MTG Marvel Universes Beyond set will also feature the new Play Booster packs. Recently announced by Wizards of the Coast, Play Boosters are replacing Draft Boosters and Set Boosters in draft boxes. Which means there's a higher chance of getting rares.