Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed will join levels of Magic: The Gathering.
As reported by Dicebreaker, it was announced during Hasbro’s Investor Day that upcoming partnerships will bring characters from Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed to the popular trading card game.
Cynthia Williams, President of Wizards of the Coast, announced that Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed will be joining the game through their Universes Beyond initiative – allowing MTG to bring in characters and the like from outside of its own realms.
Unfortunately, no further details were given, but it’s certainly not the first time MTG has seen crossovers from other successful franchises.
A well-received Secret Lair set based on The Walking Dead was released in 2020, introducing Rick, Daryl, Glen, and Negan as legendary creatures. Though a popular seller, the set turned out to be quite controversial – featuring unique cards rather than reprints.
Many MTG players argued that the cards should have had a silver border, making them non-tournament legal. However, Wizards of the Coast argued that an MTG version of these unique maps could be reprinted as often as you like in future sets. Since they aren’t part of a set, they were never legal by default, but could be used in Commander decks.
Other previous crossovers have included Fortnite, Street Fighter, and an upcoming Warhammer 40,000 set.
Magic: The Gathering x Warhammer 40,000 – Rising Champion
While no details have been announced about the upcoming Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed crossovers, it’s likely that similar restrictions will apply to these as well. Sure, you can fit Cloud or Ezio into your Commander deck, but you can almost guarantee they’re not legal by default.
Still, it’s an excellent opportunity for collectors and video game fans to see their favorite characters as part of Magic: The Gathering, and the artwork is likely to be something special.
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