WizKids, a leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, revealed plans today for an upcoming miniatures line and board game featuring the world-renowned trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. The new IP extends WizKids’ existing licensing partnership with leading game creators Wizards of the Coast, which already includes the famed Dungeons & Dragons.
These releases combine the expertise of WizKids’ sculpted miniatures with the original trading card game brand recognized the world over, immersing fans in the world of Magic: The Gathering!
The initial pre-painted sculpted miniatures will focus on token-creature card favorites, adding a premium touch to the player’s table top experience while the board game will pull from the original trading card lore. Players will play as Planeswalkers, exploring the landscape of Dominaria as they establish connections to their mana sources, gathering power before their opponents do and building their hand of spell cards.
“We’re introducing a long-time, beloved brand to an all new medium,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Producing high-quality miniatures and bringing to market captivating board games is at the heart of WizKids. We could not be more excited to extend our relationship with Wizards of the Coast with Magic: The Gathering.”
The new miniatures line (WZKMTG002) and board game (WZKMTG001) are available to pre-order and are set to release in Fall 2018.
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties.
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. is a leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of tabletop gaming. The company brings to market a range of experiences under powerful brand names such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Avalon Hill.