Promotional artwork for newest Magic set, Streets of New Capenna

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New Magic Set, Streets of New Capenna, Releases April 2022

February 25, 2022

By: Tyler Chancey

 
 

Fans of Magic: The Gathering have had plenty to enjoy recently. Between the official crossover with Dungeons and Dragons, the recently released Kamigawa Neon Dynasty, and the (unfortunately delayed) pending release of Unfinity, the player base has been busy. Now, Wizards of the Coast have announced a new Magic set, Streets of New Capenna, as well as a slight change to their release schedule.

The announcement of Streets of New Capenna was made on WOTC's official website. While light on details, the post did contain a few bits of information. First, the set will take place in an entirely brand new setting in the world of Magic: The Gathering, the titular sprawling metropolis of New Capenna. Considering that the logo for the set sports an art deco aesthetic, there's a chance this means the new cards in this set will be leaning into a retrofuturist art direction blended with the trappings of Magic. This is supported by several pieces of art that have been released so far by WOTC to garner interest in the newest set.

 

The logo for the announced Magic set, Streets of New Capenna
Image Credit: Wizards of the Coast

As for Streets of New Capenna's release schedule, WOTC has decided on a big change: a simultaneous release across physical and digital platforms. This means that if you want a sneak peek at this new Magic set, you will have to attend a prerelease event on April 22. But when the set officially launches April 28, it will be available both as physical cards and digitally on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic: The Gathering Online. This is a slight change from prior sets which had the digital release happen some time after the official physical release.

But Streets of New Capenna wasn't the only announcement made in this post. A crossover Commander set with Dungeons and Dragons was announced as well. Officially titled Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate, it is slated for release June 10 2022. As for whether or not this set will continue using the dice-based mechanics seen in prior crossover, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, is too early to tell.