Lord of the Rings Universes Beyond is going digital, set to launch in MTG Arena Alchemy

Wizards of the Coast has released new information regarding the the Lord of the Rings and Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond partnership at Wizard’s Presents today, showcasing new graphics, new card styles, and a full digital release via MTG Arena which includes Draft, Battle Pass, and more.

An epic collaboration between the Lord of the Rings and Magic: The Gathering will feature full digital gameplay via MTG Arena Alchemy and Table with its release in the third quarter of 2023. The legality of the game format is modern legal, similar to a base game, and will have a full limited draft available for digital and tabletop play.

With the release of The Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle-earth Universe beyond Magic put on MTG Arenaplayers will have access to a new battleground and a full Mastery Pass, likely similar to the Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate Position. The pass includes avatars, boosters, pets, and more, according to WotC.

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Bringing epic battles to life, like the Battle of the Pelennor Fields in Minas Tirith, the design team split a large-scale image into 18 seemingly borderless maps. The treatment is new to MTG and gets used to several iconic LOTR battles and trilogy moments in the Universes Beyond set. New images have also been released of Frodo and Gandalf battling the Balrog Durin’s Bane.

More information about The Lord of the Rings: Tales from Middle-earth The Universes Beyond set will release closer to Q3 2023, the set’s official launch window. Players can also check out the Universes Beyond Doctor Who set to be released in 2023.

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