Wizards of the Coast
today announced that it has signed a new deal with the developer of Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers
, Stainless Games (also responsible for the upcoming Risk: Factions
). The press release states that Duels of the Planeswalkers
has been a great success for Wizards of the Coast, noting that it has been among the top 10 Xbox Live Arcade games since it was first released in June 2009. No specifics are given regarding the deal, so we'll have to wait to see what projects Stainless has going, though it's probably safe to assume there is more Magic
on the way.
Wizards of the Coast has already confirmed that versions of Planeswalkers
are headed to both the PS3 and PC
later this year. Given the collectible nature of Magic
, it wouldn't be surprising to see Stainless produce more DLC for all platforms, either. Of course, Wizards of the Coast also has some other lucrative properties under its belt, notably Dungeons & Dragons
and Star Wars
, both of which could easily be turned into video game properties.
We know, the idea of a Star Wars
video game sounds crazy, but it just might work.