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Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed Are Joining Magic: The Gathering

Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed will be joining the planes of Magic: The Gathering.

Announced during Hasbro’s Investor Day, as reported by Dicebreaker, the upcoming partnerships will see characters from both Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed head to the popular trading card game.

Wizards of the Coast president Cynthia Williams revealed that Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed will join the game via its Universes Beyond initiative – allowing MTG to include characters and such from outside of its own realms.

Unfortunately, there were no other details provided, but it certainly isn’t the first time MTG has seen crossovers from other successful franchises.

A well-received Secret Lair set based on The Walking Dead was released in 2020, bringing the likes of Rick, Daryl, Glen, and Negan into the game as legendary creatures. Although a popular seller, the set turned out to be pretty controversial – featuring unique cards instead of reprints.

Many MTG players argued that the cards should have been silver-bordered, making them not tournament-legal. However, Wizards of the Coast argued that an MTG version of these unique cards could be reprinted any number of times in future sets. Since they’re not part of a set, they were never standard legal but could be used in Commander decks.

Other crossovers to date have included Fortnite, Street Fighter, and an upcoming Warhammer 40,000 set.

Although details of the upcoming Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed crossovers weren’t revealed, it seems likely that similar restrictions will apply to these, too. Sure, you may be able to slot Cloud or Ezio into your Commander deck, but you can almost guarantee they won’t be standard legal.

Still, it’s an excellent chance for collectors and video game fans to see their favorite characters as part of Magic: The Gathering, and the artwork is likely to be something special.

Want to read more about Magic The Gathering? Check out the upcoming Warhammer 40k cards as well as MTG’s recent new lotus.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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