Following last week's iPad debut, virtual collectible card game Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers
has now arrived on Steam, the Xbox 360, Amazon's Kindle Fire and Android devices.
The 2015 installment of this annual series offers the typical sort of high-fantasy plotline fans have come to expect: "Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers
challenges players to 'Hunt Bigger Game' and confront the deadliest hunter in the Magic Multiverse – Garruk Wildspeaker," reads the game's official description. "Players must attempt to stop Garruk as he turns his instincts away from beasts of the wild to a new quarry - you, his fellow Planeswalker."
More crucially, Magic 2015
is the first entry in the series to offer players a "full deck-building experience." Prior Magic games only allowed players to modify pre-built decks, a baffling design choice that removed one of the most crucial aspects of the series' card game inspiration. Whether this inclusion was inspired by the overwhelming success of Blizzard's similar, more fully-featured Hearthstone
is unknown, but it's nice to see the virtual Magic franchise finally live up to its full, addictive potential.
Both the Xbox 360 and Steam versions of Magic 2015
bear $10 price tags, while the Android and Kindle incarnations are free-to-play games supported by in-app purchases.
[Image: Wizards of the Coast]