Magic: The Gathering - Tactics Releasing on Jan. 18

Sony Online Entertainment will be releasing Magic: The

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Sony Online Entertainment will be releasing Magic: The Gathering - Tactics on January 18th for the PC. The game is free-to-play, but will be supported by microtransactions allowing players to "build more powerful spellbooks by purchasing booster packs and taking on additional campaign chapters through the game's integrated story."

A PlayStation 3 version of the game is also planned for release later this year. For more information and a bunch of gameplay footage, please direct your attention to the following developer walkthrough video below.

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    January 7, 2011 2:11 PM

    Sounds kinda interesting, but how would that be better than the one on steam?
    Duel of the planeswalkers I think it's called.

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      January 7, 2011 2:23 PM

      Duels of the Planeswalkers is just a digital version of the cardgame.
      This looks like it might play a bit differently, as well as has some deckbuilding elements to it (which DotP didn't have).

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        January 7, 2011 2:37 PM

        Which begs the question why it should exist at all, unless it's supposed to supplant MTGO...

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          January 7, 2011 2:55 PM

          From the looks of it MTGO and this are quite different, I don't think anything is trying to supplant anything else.

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      January 7, 2011 3:46 PM

      Duel of the Planeswalkers = Casual version of MTG, with mostly locked decks and effectively NO DECK CUSTOMIZATION ( heart of mtg)


      tactics is gonna be MTG Battlegrounds FAIL.


      Just give us a functioning version of MTGO; Full Deck Customization, beautiful visuals, working social system, functioning PVP (Competetive and Fun), Rank system skill-based(and deck value based->item lvl @ wow-style); just fund it with micropayments BUT include the option for f2p for the guys who want to FARM, not buy.



      but NOOO we gotta do something trendy and hip >_<

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        January 7, 2011 4:40 PM

        I was somewhat interested in it until I read it had no customization for the decks. I was really wondering how they could make such a decision.

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        January 9, 2011 11:04 AM

        I agree 100%