Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios reveal that beta testing of
will begin this spring (or autumn, for those down under).
This will offer a first crack at this
action/MMORPG based on
collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Word is: "The first playtest will
introduce two new Planeswalkers, the earth-shattering Geomancer and the psychic
power-wielding Mind Mage." If you are interested, they are still accepting
signups from potential testers on
. They also now offer a
off actual gameplay footage. Here are some details on the game and the first two
classes they are revealing:
From the developers behind Neverwinter comes a
new top-down MMO Action RPG featuring fast-paced combat inspired by Magic: The
Gathering. An ancient force moves in darkness, posing an ever-growing threat to
the entire multiverse. Players will experience the power of becoming a
Planeswalker as they discover exciting mana-based spells and strategically build
out the perfect hand of balanced attacks to control the chaos of the
battlefield. While openly exploring the vast planes from Magic: The Gathering,
players will fight alongside iconic characters and legendary creatures made
popular by the original card game. Key features of Magic: Legends include:
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- Become a Planeswalker – Players can choose from five diverse classes and
switch between different Planeswalkers at any time.
- Walk Your Own Path – Players will need to cross various planes to save
the multiverse, but how they weave their path is up to them.
- Control the Chaos – Control the chaos in real-time combat. Choosing what
spells go into each hand requires strategy, as they will be drawn at random
- Collect and Upgrade – Players will discover a myriad of spells and
collect spell fragments to make them more powerful.
- Fight Together – The planes in Magic: Legends can be traversed alone or
with up to two other Planeswalkers.
Here’s a closer look at the first two classes announced for Magic: