Wizards of the Coast has announced that Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers is coming to PC, Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, iOS, and (for the first time) Android devices this year. The new game will contain all of the cards from the Magic 2014 Core Set, as well as a new storyline teaming the player up with Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar.
Neither the press release or the short teaser trailer for the game (seen below and above) mentions developer Stainless Games, but Wizards of the Coast has confirmed to Joystiq that the same team that made Duels of the Planeswalkers versions is indeed on the job again. Wizards has a demo planned at PAX East this weekend. and Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers will see release later on this summer.
March 21, 2013 - RENTON, WA – Ignite Your Spark! Wizards of the Coast today announced the product lineup for Magic™ 2014 this summer, which includes the Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers® video game* and the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online®.
Available on the Android™ platform for the first time ever in addition to iPad®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam® and PlayStation® Network, Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers will offer players exciting new features as they partner with Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar to track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe. An immersive storyline and strong integration with the Magic 2014 - Core Set ties the experience together for players, culminating in an end-of-summer Magic Celebration that brings all Magic fans together in stores across the world.
"The Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise has been engaging and exciting gamers since we launched in 2009 and continues to be the best way for new players to learn how to play Magic," said Worth Wollpert, Executive Producer - Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. "This year, with the addition of a fifth platform – Android – along with new features and a more focused integration between online and offline play, we continue to deliver a best-in-class gaming experience."
Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers builds on the success of previous games in the franchise and adds all new features including an immersive storyline, 10 brand new decks, 15 new encounters, 10 new puzzle challenges, and an all-new play mode in addition to other exciting features. Magic 2014 players will get the first look at cards from the Magic 2014 - Core Set in Duels of the Planeswalkers, creating even more seamless integration between the online and offline games.
Attendees at the PAX East convention taking place in Boston this weekend are invited to come to the Magic: The Gathering booth (#562) to demo Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers on PC and iPad, earn exclusive Chandra themed items, purchase current product and licensed goods and help Chandra in her quest to receive a flame-kissed picture with Chandra. Fans of the paper game will have a chance to play Magic against invited celebrities on the show floor or participate in events designed for players of all levels in Gaming Hall B. In addition, 16 players will compete for the Magic Online Championship, with tournaments running all three days of the show, and the Magic: The Gathering panel will take place on Saturday in the Corgi Theatre.