Another year, another Duels of the Planeswalkers. It's as reliable as the seasons, but it's still nice to see the seasons changing before your very eyes. Similarly, it's great to see Wizards of the Coast debuting Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers. PAX East is the perfect convention for Wizards of the Coast to let nerds get right up close and personal with the latest iteration in the series. For the rest of us, well, there's a short cinematic teaser.
"Hunt Bigger Game" is Wizard's way of saying Magic 2015 will focus on planeswalker Garruk Wildspeaker hunting the player down throughout the campaign. I'm sure we can all agree that will turn around at some point and the hunter will become the prey... or something equally cliche. I don't recognize the victim in the teaser trailer, but if I was Garruk I'd probably want that cool mask for my collection too.
The most exciting part of Magic's yearly releases isn't necessarily the cards, but the new ways in which they let the player experience the game. I'm sure 2015 will be no different, as Wizard has already teased an updated deck builder and customized decks. Hopefully they've got something else, something a bit more eye drawing to keep fans tapping cards.
Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers is planned for release this summer on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Kindle. Wait, no PlayStation? Apparently so, as it's noted in the announcement article that this year's Magic will be skipping the platforms. Considering the PlayStation 4 is currently smashing the Xbox One, I suppose Magic 2015's afraid of hunting the most dangerous game.