Wizards of the Coast has launched a new expansion for its popular card game Magic the Gathering which sees the collaboration of important names in the Japanese scene, such as Tetsuo Hara (Hokuto no Ken) and Yoji Shinkawa (Metal Gear Solid)but also of fictional characters now an integral part of the Japanese imagery of the caliber of Hatsune Miku. Let’s talk about Kamigawa: Neon Dynastythe new set of Magic cards for which a downloadable and playable visual novel is also available for free via Steam, Kamigawa: A Visual Novel.
Kamigawa’s setting mixes the traditions of feudal Japan with a futuristic and sci-fi world, creating a cyberpunk setting with ninja and samurai at the center. Find out more below.
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Hatsune Miku in Magic The Gathering
Get ready to glow and embrace the future in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty the new set of Magic: The Gathering blends tradition and modernity in a sci-fi world
Friday 11 February 2022 – Wizards of the Coast released Kamigawa: Neon Dynastythe newest set of the world’s most popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering (MTG). A long-awaited return of the plan initially seen in the original Kamigawa block released in 2004, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty transforms the Japanese-inspired setting of feudal Japan into a bright, futuristic neon landscape. The set contains 302 cards and and is available from February 10 on MTG Arena and from February 18 in printed form.
In a city of towering skyscrapers and vibrant cherry trees, cybernetic ninja Kaito Shizuki searches for the lost Emperor of Kamigawa. With the return of Planeswalkers Tamiyo and The Wanderer at her side, Kaito must traverse the Under City to investigate, under its neon light, an as-yet-undisclosed mystery that threatens Kamigawa’s spirit world and the delicate balance that exists between the soul. and car.
Set 1,200 years after the events of Kamigawa’s original story, Neon Dynasty fuses the old with the new by reworking familiar mechanics and introducing never-before-seen abilities. The new mechanics Reconfigure grants creatures the ability to be used by other creatures as if they were equipment and thus gain new bonuses.
The cards are back too Double-faced, a real key to turning the tide of battles, as well as type cards Saga, that transform into enchanted creatures and offer the player unique and additional abilities. Then we also find the cards Channel, which allow players to discard a card with the possibility of having a temporary effect. Finally, another mechanic that returns is Ninjutsu, which allows Ninja creatures to overcome the defenses of the opponents. Cards with Ninjutsu can be put into play in attack position, returning an unblocked creature of your own to your hand.
The legendary creatures of Kamigawa return to the scene with the highlight of the legendary five Dragon Spirits which are in the center of the plan. Creatures too Samurai And Ninja come back with awesome new iterations for players to collect.
Taking inspiration from traditional Japanese iconography, Neon Dynasty presents 10 basic lands “Ukiyo-e”each type of basic earth has two woodcut versions available in foil and non-foil version.
The new set also gives modernity to the feudal aesthetic with Ninja and Samurai display frames and with elegant and futuristic borders that outline specific types of creatures.
Thanks to the exclusive collaboration with important Japanese artists of the caliber of Hara Tetsuo (Fist of the North Star), Yoji Shinkawa (Metal Gear Solid) and many more, Neon Dynasty features delightful card works full-art featuring some of the Legendary creatures and Planeswalkers from the set with dazzling, vibrant traits.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty will be available in regular Draft booster packs, theme packs, collector boosters, expansion packs, as well as the Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty bundle and two Commander decks.
For more information related to Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is available the official cinematic videoor you can visit: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/kamigawa-neon-dynasty.
To celebrate the release of the new Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty card set, Wizards of the Coast also invites you to enter the revisited cyberpunk atmosphere of this floor through a visual novel interactive, choice-centric and entirely free, available immediately on the platform Itch.io come on Steam from next week.
To start playing: https://yrstruly.itch.io/kamigawa-a-visual-novel
Finally, to support the release of this brand new set, one is also available exclusive clip with the Japanese digital pop star Hatsune Miku.
Source: Wizards of the Coast
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