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Duels of the Planeswalkers – Release Date June 3, 2009

Posted by Norm in Duels of the Planeswalkers.
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If you are like me you have been waiting for Duels of the Planeswalkers with eager anticipation. Well today we finally recieved updates from Wizards of the Coast about the release date, June 17. That is a short two weeks away.

When you click the link above, you’ll find a detailed announcement about game features that were basically aready known. But here are the highlights:

  • Single player dues
  • 8 AI Planeswalkers to battle with preconstructed decks
  • Preconstructed decks have sideboards
  • Nissa Ravine
  • Magic: The Puzzling – in game puzzles (or situations)
  • Player vs. Player via xbox live (gold membership required)
  • Various multilayer modes including Two-Headed Giant
  • An interesting mentor mode
  • Free foil Garruk Wildspeaker (some conditions apply)

41j_garrukThat basically sums it up.

I’m looking forward to this game for when I’m home alone and want to get some games of magic in that won’t eat up too much time. From what I’ve seen the game looks to be built really well and should offer a very smoth transition from table top to T.V.

Poll time. What do you think of Duels of the Planeswalkers?



1. CopySix - June 3, 2009

I’m thinking that this may become an expensive hobby given that one would always want to upgrade to get the new / hot card goodness. Also – not sure if I want to just play 2HG with someone else in the house.

Norm - June 3, 2009

Did they say that there would be regular updates to the card base? I may have missed that part. I don’t imagine that they would knowing how complicated programing all the cards seems to be with MTGO. I could see one update or expansion for sure.

What I am holding my breath for is the suggested retail price. For a completely digital game, with premade decks and only 250ish cards, it better not be more than $40.

thesimplicity - June 4, 2009

There’s no way it will be $40. Normal XBLA games are priced at $10, with certain exceptions costing $15 or $20. Nothing has ever cost more than $20 in the history of the service, and I doubt this will be the game to challenge that rule.

2. Norm - June 5, 2009

That is good news. We have an XBox at my place but I don’t have a gold live account so I’ve never bought anything in the store.

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4. dave - June 8, 2009

Played it at E3, it was very good, and now that I have tried it, I look forward to getting to really dig in.

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