Showcase highlights partnerships, innovations
to iconic roleplaying, card collecting games
Wash., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --
Wizards of the Coast, a gaming division of Hasbro (NASDAQ:
HAS), today announced a lineup of innovative releases for later
this year and beyond during their direct-to-fan virtual event,
Wizards Presents. These initiatives enhance Hasbro's $2.1 billion games portfolio for players of all
ages, which include iconic fantasy brands Magic: The Gathering and
Dungeons & Dragons.
Hosts Jimmy Wong, Ginny Di, and Sydnee
Goodman showed off exciting fantasy storytelling products
for use at the table, in the game store, and digitally online,
cementing Wizards' leadership in the fantasy gaming category and
building on the company's continued success within Hasbro's family
of brands. Watch the entire video presentation of Wizards Presents
on YouTube on our Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering
channels and on our Twitch channels (twitch.tv/magic and
twitch.tv/dnd) for details and commentary from the creative product
"Wizards Presents" the following products and initiatives coming
later this year, in 2023, and beyond:
Dungeons & Dragons
- Playtesting for One D&D starts today! One D&D is the
codename for the next generation of Dungeons & Dragons that
brings together updated rules, backwards compatible with 5th
Edition, D&D Beyond as the platform for your D&D
experience, and an early-in-development D&D digital play
experience that will offer players and Dungeon Masters full
immersion and rich 3D creation tools. Head to DnDBeyond.com today to sign up to join the
public playtests for One D&D.
- Dragonlance means WAR! Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon
Queen is a D&D adventure set in the world of Krynn with the
backdrop of the War of the Lance. Dragonlance: Warriors of
Krynn is a board game that allows the players to jump into a
mass battle and make decisions on memorable events during the war.
Fans can play both in conjunction to tell a single engrossing
campaign, switching between the D&D adventure and the board
game designed by Rob Daviau and
Stephen Baker. Shadow of the
Dragon Queen will be available everywhere with a standard cover
and an alternate cover only available through game stores on
Dec. 6, 2022. Also available on
Dec. 6 is Shadow of the Dragon
Queen Deluxe Edition, containing the adventure, the board game,
and an exclusive Dungeon Master screen.
- Following the acquisition of the easy-to-use digital toolset of
D&D Beyond earlier this year, Dungeons & Dragons is excited
to offer bundles of physical and digital content to fans on D&D
Beyond with Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen.
Preorder now at dndstore.wizards.com to get early access to
the adventure on D&D Beyond early on Nov. 22, 2022.
- Everyone loves Drizzt! D&D is celebrating the drow hero's
35th anniversary with new covers of all the Legend of
Drizzt novels by R.A. Salvatore. The Legend of Drizzt Visual
Dictionary will chronicle lore, creatures, weapons, enemies, and
allies in one tome perfect for gift-giving season. And to take the
Legend in new directions, a Drizzt Family webcomic will debut
featuring Brie, the tween daughter of Drizzt and Cattie-Brie,
"borrowing" her father's sword Twinkle to prove she is a heroic
force just like her forebears.
- Here are five exciting products coming from D&D in
- Winter 2023 – Keys from the Golden Vault
- Ocean's Eleven meets D&D in this book of short
adventures revolving around heists.
- Spring 2023 – Bigby Presents: Glory of the
- A companion to last year's Fizban's Treasury of
Dragons focused on giants.
- Summer 2023 – The Book of Many Things
- A collection of creatures, locations, and other goodies that
are connected to the mysterious Deck of Many Things.
- Summer 2023 – "Phandelver Campaign"
- Expands the classic Lost Mine of
Phandelver into a full campaign tinged with cosmic
- Fall 2023 – "Planescape"
- The legendary setting returns! Like Spelljammer: Adventures
in Space, Planescape is a three-book slipcase:
setting guide, bestiary, and adventure campaign
Magic: The Gathering
- Wizards of the Coast revealed upcoming products in its
Universes Beyond product line, a way for fans to play
Magic: The Gathering beyond Magic's planes with cards
representing iconic fictional settings and characters in pop
- Fans got a first glimpse at details for the latest entry in
Universes Beyond, Warhammer 40,000. In addition to four
commander decks, four Sol Rings are
themed after each faction representing The Imperium of Man,
Tyranids, Necrons, and Chaos. The cards in the collector's edition
of each commander deck have a new Surge Foil treatment.
- In Q3 2023, players can journey to Mount Doom with Frodo,
Aragorn, and the rest of the Fellowship on their quest to destroy
The One Ring in The Lord of the Rings: Tales of
Middle-earth™ set. Magic designers showed off a
sprawling piece of artwork for The Battle of the Pelennor Fields —
the greatest battle of the War of the Ring at Minas Tirith—spanning
18 individual cards as part of a booster release that will immerse
fans in Middle-earth. The Lord of the Rings: Tales of
Middle-earth set is also coming to Magic: The Gathering
Arena as an Alchemy set later next year.
- Magic: The Gathering is joining forces with Doctor
Who in a new Universes Beyond collaboration that
includes Commander decks, collector boosters, and Secret Lair drops
spanning the 60-year history of the longest running
action-adventure television series in the world.
- Magic: The Gathering celebrates its 30th
birthday in 2023. The year-long celebration kicks off this year and
includes the Magic 30 event taking place at Las Vegas' EXPO at World Market Center on
Oct. 28-30, special promotions
commemorating Magic's history, and special promotions that will
only be found in local game stores.
- Later this year, players will return to where it all started in
Dominaria United. Home to the first Magic set that
was released in 1993, and the centerpiece of storytelling for the
first decade, Dominaria is the core of Magic's multiverse.
Dominarians are pitted against the Phyrexians in the kickoff to an
epic four-set story arc. Dominaria United releases on
Sept. 9, but fans can preorder
- To round out the inaugural Wizards Presents, Wizards of the
Coast unveiled their upcoming premiere Magic: The Gathering
set releases coming in 2023. The Phyrexia story arc continues with
The Brothers' War, releasing in November, followed by
Phyrexia: All Will Be One, releasing in Q1 2023, and
wrapping up with March of the Machine, a conclusion to the
story, releasing in Q2 2023. March of the Machine: The
Aftermath, also releasing in Q2 2023, ties up loose ends from
March of the Machine and explores the fundamental changes
that have taken place in Magic's Multiverse. In Q3 2023, players
will return to Eldraine, a fan favorite plane that draws
inspiration from classic fairy tales with Wilds of Eldraine.
In Q4 2023, Lost Caverns of Ixalan will finish the year with
Pirates, Dinosaurs, and Vampires vying for dominance.
Since 1993, Magic: The Gathering has thrilled players and
card collectors. With more than 50 million fans to date,
Magic is a worldwide phenomenon in more than 150
Dungeons & Dragons continues to innovate the tabletop and
digital roleplaying genre with the next evolution of core rules to
enhance players' imaginations and enjoyment of the game. Crossover
opportunities with the film and book industries can only add to the
more than 50 million people who play D&D, fast approaching its
For more information about everything that was revealed in
Wizards Presents, please visit https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/next-year-of-magic-wizards-presents-2022-08-18.
ABOUT MAGIC: THE GATHERING
Magic: The Gathering's compelling characters, fantastic worlds, and
deep strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for
more than 25 years. Fans can experience Magic through the tabletop
trading card game, the digital game Magic: The Gathering Arena, a
New York Times bestselling novel, and a
critically acclaimed comic book series. With more than 50 million
fans to date, Magic is a worldwide phenomenon published in more
than 150 countries.
ABOUT DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Dungeons & Dragons
has enchanted fans for nearly 50 years with innovative gameplay
allowing friends and family to adventure in fantasy worlds
together. The World's Greatest Roleplaying Game boasts more than 50
million fans to date who have enjoyed the franchise through video
games, novels, comics, roleplaying games, and accessories. A major
feature film produced by Paramount Pictures and eOne, Dungeons
& Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is poised to captivate audiences
next year and fans can experience D&D online right now through
easy-to-use tools on D&D Beyond.
ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Wizards of the Coast, a
division of Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), develops legendary games that
inspire creativity, spark passions, forge friendships, and foster
communities around a lifetime love of games. Wizards delivers
compelling experiences for gamers across tabletop and digital
gaming through its best-known franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and Hasbro's unparalleled portfolio of
approximately 1,500 brands. With headquarters in Bellevue, Washington and studios in
Austin, Montreal, Raleigh, and Renton, Wizards is dedicated to fostering
world class talent to create unforgettable play experiences on all
platforms. To learn more about Wizards, please visit our company
website and social channels (@Wizards on Twitter and LinkedIn).
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and
entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play
and Entertainment Experiences. From toys and games to television,
movies, digital gaming, and consumer products, Hasbro offers a
variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands,
including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY,
BABY ALIVE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, and POWER RANGERS, as well as
premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark
Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands
globally through great storytelling and content on all screens.
Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children
and their families through corporate social responsibility and
philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 13 on the 2019 100 Best Corporate
Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World's
Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for the past eight
years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter
(@Hasbro) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
ABOUT GAMES WORKSHOP
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:
GAW.L), based in Nottingham, U.K.,
produces the best fantasy miniatures in the world. Games Workshop
designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of
Warhammer®: Age of Sigmar®, and Warhammer® 40,000® games,
miniatures, novels, and model kits through more than 500 of its own
stores (branded Warhammer®), the www.games-workshop.com web store
and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries
worldwide. More information about Games Workshop and its other,
related, brands, and product ranges (including our publishing
division 'Black Library' and our special resin miniatures studio
'Forge World') can be found at www.games-workshop.com.
ABOUT DOCTOR WHO
Doctor Who is one of the longest
running action-adventure television series in the world, spanning
59 years, and winning more than 100 awards. This quintessentially
British show has a huge global following, with 9.6 million fans
across social platforms/channels and 100 million video views on
YouTube in the last year alone. It has been honored by Guinness
World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the
world. Doctor Who has a proven track record in consumer products
and live entertainment with more than 4.5 million Sonic
Screwdrivers sold in the past 11 years, more than 13 million action
figures sold since 2005, more than 19 million DVDs sold globally,
and more than 1 million tickets sold for live events. Doctor Who
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