Transformers come to Magic: The Gathering.
Announced at this week’s Hasbro PulseCon, the first six double-sided cards feature your favorite Transformers in vehicle and robot form, and there are two versions of each Transformer as they come in a retro 1980s style and in their inverted variant of Shattered Glass. .
Cards featuring Optimus Prime, Starscream, Soundwave, Slicer, Goldbug, and Flamewar have been confirmed so far and will reportedly be available in The Brothers’ War sets, as well as in Bundle Box and Booster Packs.
just revealed in #HasbroPulseCon!
Six double-sided Transformers cards that you can get in #MTGBRO Packs, as well as Set and Collector boosters, either in their normal frame or in “Shattered Glass”.
First: Optimus Prime and Starscream pic.twitter.com/OZOMxc1tjn
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“There are so many fan-favorite Transformers characters that we wanted to make sure we were able to release as many of them,” said Gavin Verhey, Lead Game Designer at Wizards Of The Coast (IGNvia NME).
“The Brother’s War is an incredible set that retells one of Magic’s most classic stories,” added Verhey. “There’s a lot for established players to delve into here, but we wanted to have something that would catch the attention of someone who had no experience of Brother’s War to get them excited about the set.
“And finally, as mentioned before, we’ve been looking for a place to put Transformers, and in a world full of giant robots and cool gadgets, it made sense.”
We also learned at the same event that a new Transformers game based on the Earthspark TV show is coming to PC and console. Although Hasbro stopped short of confirming the name, we know it’s in development at family-owned studio Outright Games and is expected to release in 2023.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic announced its involvement in a new mobile AR game project, Transformers: Heavy Metal, in June 2021 and “soft-launched” the new game that same month. However, by June 2022, it had been cancelled.