Everything is permitted, Nothing is true… Except for the fact that we have new details regarding Magic: The Gathering’s collaboration with popular video game franchise Assassin’s Creed!
Magic: The Gathering’s 30th anniversary is back at at Gen Con, returning to the convention where many fans first discovered the popular collectible card game. To celebrate 30 years, Magic luminaries hosted a panel for Magic fans and gave them an unprecedented look ahead at upcoming releases for Magic: The Gathering through 2026. One of the highlights of the panel came from the announcement for their upcoming Universes Beyond product, set in the world of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed.
For those unfamiliar with the ‘Universes Beyond’ product line for Magic: The Gathering, they aim to bring popular franchises to the popular card game and integrating their well-loved game mechanics like their patented mana system, exciting combat and spell-slinging shenanigans.
For Assassin’s Creed, the designers for the set looks to include all the games that are currently released. As with previous sets we can probably expect both brand new and returning cards as well as game mechanics that are still under warps… Can we speculate that the “Death Touch” ability will be here?
More details from Magic’s press release:
Assassin’s Creed (release date: July 2024)
“In collaboration with Ubisoft, Universes Beyond will bring immersive, epic historical adventures from Assassin’s Creed to Magic: The Gathering. The Assassin’s Creed set features all Assassin’s Creed games released to date, with mechanically unique cards and reprints that feature new artwork.”
“Magic has evolved in numerous ways in the last thirty years. Our designers continue to create new and thematic mechanics, we’ve adapted the game to support fan-created formats of play, and we continue to welcome new players into the Magic community through our Universes Beyond collaborations,” said Bill Rose, global play lead for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast. “One thing that has remained constant throughout our 30-year history is how much our players love Magic. As we look to the future, one of our guiding principles is to continue to curate new and memorable gameplay experiences, whether you’ve been playing Magic for a couple of months, years, decades, or anything in between.”
Assassin’s Creed, an upcoming Universes Beyond set will launch on July 2024.