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Magic: The Gathering: The Colons: The Future

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Early news reaches us about not one, not three, but two new PC/360 games based on the Magic: The Gathering license. Wizards of the Coast, who own all of fantasy ever, are moving the collectable card game franchise over to videogames for the first time since 2003.

In a very vague press release, Wizards explain that they’ve got two separate developers working on a title each, both apparently to be released for PC and Xbox Live Arcade. The first of these is being developed by Stainless Games, the UK devs you’ll remember from Carmageddon, who more recently have been focusing on the miniature market of Live Arcade downloads. The second is from Mind Control Software, who have previously made an exotic range of $19.99 games, including the excellently named, “ARRRRRR!”

Absolutely nothing is known about either just yet, beyond their being based on the card games. But we can safely assume from the Live Arcade mentions that they’ll be online games, which is fitting to the franchise.

For fun and frolics, here’s a quick list of all the previous Magic: The Gathering PC outings of the past:

Magic: The Gathering: Battlemage – 1996

Magic: The Gathering – 1997

Magic: The Gathering: Spells of the Ancients – 1997

Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers – 1998

Magic: The Gathering: Interactive Encyclopedia – 1999

Magic: The Gathering: Online – 2002

Magic: The Gathering: Battlegrounds – 2003

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