Transformers are coming to Magic: The Gathering.
The first six double-sided cards announced at this week’s Hasbro PulseCon feature your favorite Transformers in vehicle and robot forms, and there are two versions of each Transformer, as they’re both retro 1980s themed and reversed Shattered Glass variant are available.
So far, Optimus Prime, Starscream, Soundwave, Slicer, Goldbug, and Flamewar cards have been confirmed and will also reportedly be available in The Brothers’ War sets, as well as Bundle Box and Collector Boosters.
Just revealed #HasbroPulseCon!
Six double-sided Transformers maps to get into #MTGBRO Bundles as well as Set & Collector Boosters, either in their normal frame or the “Shattered Glass”.
First up: Optimus Prime & Starscream pic.twitter.com/OZOMxc1tjn
— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) 09/30/2022
“There are so many Transformers characters that are fan favorites that we wanted to make sure we could release many of them,” said Gavin Verhey, lead game designer at Wizards Of The Coast (IGN, via NME).
“The Brother’s War is an incredible set that retells one of Magic’s most classic stories,” added Verhey. “There’s a lot to explore here for established players, but we wanted something that would catch the eye of someone who doesn’t have a Brother’s War background to get them excited about the set.
“And finally, as mentioned, we were looking for a place to place Transformers, and in a world full of giant mechs and cute artifacts, it made sense.”
At the same event, we also learned that a new Transformers game based on the Earthspark TV show is coming to PC and consoles. While Hasbro hasn’t confirmed the name, we do know it’s in development at family-friendly studio Outright Games and is expected to release sometime in 2023.
Niantic, developer of Pokémon Go, announced its involvement in a new mobile AR game project – Transformers: Heavy Metal – in June 2021 and soft-launched the new game in the same month. However, by June 2022 it was cancelled.
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