Apparently, fans of Fortnite and Street Fighter will soon be able to pick up Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair sets themed after the two iconic gaming franchises.
Magic: The Gathering reveals Street Fighter and Fortnite Secret Lair Drops
The Magic Showcase 2021 took place earlier and Wizards of the Coast gave a ton of exciting news about the year ahead for the collectible card game. Besides announcing all of the 2022 Standard legal Magic: The Gathering sets, the event also offered a sneak peek at several other special products on the way.
The magic sets which take place outside of the established Magic: The Gathering planes and lore have been a trending topic of conversation over the last year. Despite the fact that several players feel those kinds of themed sets break the game’s immersion, they do not seem to be going away anytime soon. A decent part of the Magic Showcase 2021 was dedicated to Universes Beyond, and also to several of the new projects underway for that line.
For your information, not only are Warhammer and Lord of the Rings inspired the cards on the way, but upcoming Secret Lair drops will put a spotlight on two popular video game franchises, Fortnite and Street Fighter.
First, Fortnite-themed cards are going to be reprints, meaning they are going to be older cards from throughout the history of Magic: The Gathering. However it feature new and exclusive art. It is going to make them desirable for the collectors and fans of Fortnite. The Fortnite-themed cards will not be something which dedicated players need to buy in order to stay current with Magic’s multilayered metagame. Probably, they own them already, or they have easy access to them on the secondary market.
Second, Street Fighter-themed cards are going to be unique. It featuring new gameplay mechanics which reflect many classic video games iconic characters. Alternate versions of these cards are going to be available inside random booster packs sold at retail. It means that fans will not have to pay a premium to participate in the Secret Lair program to get these cards. In fact, Street Fighter will celebrates its 35th anniversary in the year of 2022, and you are able to join in the fun with a Secret Lair drop featuring its iconic characters.
Once again, Both of these crossover sets: Fortnite-themed cards and Street Fighter cards are going to be part of Magic: The Gathering’s Universes Beyond, that also includes crossovers with Warhammer 40,000 and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The fans of Fortnite and Street Fighter have to remember that Secret Lair drops are really limited print runs, and quickly they are able to become expensive collector’s items. If you are an interested shoppers, then you should try to pre-order the products or discover them early before the limited run sells out.
MTG gets Fortnite and Street Fighter cards in 2022
Wizards of the Coast announced that Fortnite will get two Secret Lair drops in the next year. It will encapsulate iconic Fortnite locations and characters on the game. Need to know that Secret Lair is a sub-brand of MTG (Magic: The Gathering) which revolves around the collectible sets with unusual themes and new art styles. There are many crossovers already available such as The Walking Dead and Godzilla. Unfortunately, there is no release date for the Fortnite expansion. However, we know its cards are going to be reprints of existing cards.
Aside from that, Magic: the Gathering also gets a Street Fighter Secret Lair drop in the year of 2022. This features some classic Street Fighter characters, including Chun-Li. According to the Street Fighter Chun-Li incarnation, her Magic: the Gathering card possess the multikicker keyword ability. We get information that all cards in the Street Fighter drop are Mechanically unique. But their mechanical reprints are going to be available in future releases.
Some information about Magic: The Gathering
In addition, here we are also going to share some information about Magic: The Gathering. For those who want to know this information, do not hesitate to continue reading the following text.
MTG (Magic: The Gathering) is a tabletop and digital collectible card game. The game was designed by Richard Garfield and published by Wizards of the Coast in the year of 1993. Since December 2018, the game of Magic: The Gathering has around 35 million players. In the period from 2008 to 2016, over 20 billion Magic cards were produced.
A player in Magic: The Gathering takes the role of a Planeswalker. A player does battle with other players by utilizing artifacts, casting spells, and summoning creatures as explained on individual cards drawn from their individual decks. Usually, a player will defeat their enemy by casting spells or attacking with the creatures to deal damage to the enemies’ life total, with the object being to reduce it from 20 to 0. Although the original concept of the game is very interesting, from the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games, its gameplay has little similarity to Pencil and paper game. While simultaneously, Magic: The Gathering has more cards and more complex rules than other card games.
Magic: The Gathering game is able to be played by two players or more, with printed cards or on a computer, or on Smartphone with virtual cards. Also, Magic: The Gathering is able to be played in some rule formats. The formats consist of two categories. The first category is Limited. For your information, Limited category ask the players to make a deck spontaneously. The second category is Constructed. For your information, Constructed category ask the players to make decks from the cards they have with a minimum of 60 cards per deck.
Usually, the new cards are released on a regular basis via the expansion sets. The particular cards are able to be valuable as their rarity in production and utility in gameplay, with the prices ranging from a few cents up to tens of thousands of dollars.
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