Magic: The Gathering 2013 launching this month

Those pesky wizards are starting to gather again, loitering in pub doorways and looking to start fights, which can only mean its about time for Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to arrive. Wizards of the Coast announced today that downloadable duelling will commence on June 20, across PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and, for the first time, iPad.

Stainless's 2013 iteration of the addictive collectible card game brings new decks, challenges, cards from the 2013 Core Set, and a new Planechase multiplayer mode. But why do you need to buy a whole new game? Why can't you simply buy the stuff as DLC, as one buys cards from a new expansion? In part, at least, it's down to Microsoft's Xbox Live limitations.

There's no word yet on how much it'll cost, though $10 seems likely--the same as past versions. Presumably the iPad version will be cheaper, mind.

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