Well, it’s about time. Wizards of the Coast has announced that they’re bringing an official Magic: The Gathering game to iOS. While plenty of other card battling games have come to the platform (including Kard Combat, which was also made by the legendary Richard Garfield), we’ve been waiting impatiently for an official Magic: The Gathering game. The wait is almost over, as Wizards of the Coast is bringing Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to the iPad this summer.
The Duels of the Planeswalkers videogames have previously only been released on PC and consoles. They’re designed primarily to introduce newcomers to the card game, but lots of Magic veterans play them as well. From the sound of it, the upcoming 2013 edition will maintain the same basic card battling structure as the previous editions, but include new decks and puzzles. If other card games on iOS are any indication, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 should fit in nicely on the iPad. No other details have been announced yet, but look for more information later this summer.
Personally, I played a lot of Magic: The Gathering years ago, but have only dusted off my decks a few times in the past decade. That said, I’ll definitely try the iPad version when it comes out. What’s your experience with Magic: The Gathering? Take the poll below and let us know.