Upcoming Magic: The Gathering x Final Fantasy set will encompass all 16 mainline titles

The set can be expected 2025.

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For those eagerly anticipating the Final Fantasy set coming to Magic: The Gathering, we have a huge update for you! 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 Final Fantasy.

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. But there’s a lot of Final Fantasy titles, you ask? Where will they focus? Well, it looks like Wizards of the Coast wants to hit on all cylinders and feature all 16 mainline Final Fantasy game. Yep – from Warrior of Light to Clive Rosfield, you’ll be seeing them all!

From Magic: The Gathering’s press release:

“Wizards of the Coast also gave fans an update about an exciting collaboration with Square Enix®, as Universes Beyond will bring the beloved FINAL FANTASY series to Magic: The Gathering as a tentpole booster release in 2025. The FINAL FANTASY series is known for its highly imaginative worlds, rich stories, and memorable characters. The set will encompass each main FINAL FANTASY game that has been released to date, from the original FINAL FANTASY to the recently released FINAL FANTASY XVI. The set will also be available to play digitally on Magic: The Gathering Arena.”

“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.”

Who’s excited for this? Seeing that this will be a huge product coming in 2025, there’s still a lot of time to speculate on what the designers at Wizards of the Coast are going to cook up this time. I have a few predictions of my own, listed below:

 

  • Legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano will return with his signature art, similar to what she did with Liliana, Dreadhorde General back in War of the Spark. A new artist Secret Lair set, perhap
  • In that line of thought, they could also possibly hire another famous Japanese video game artist – Tetsuya Nomur
  • Wishful thinking but seeing all the iconic locations spanning the Final Fantasy Universe, are we seeing another round of new Planechase cards
  • Summons like Ifrit and Bahamut, oh my!
  • Legendary Equipment cards like the Buster Sword
  • Boss battles (Sephiroth!) in the form of their Archenemy 3v1 format?
  • Common spells like Fire have uncommon and rare versions like Fire and Firaga, respectively.

The list goes on! Oh yeah I’m excited for this set! Magic: The Gathering’s “Universes Beyond” Final Fantasy set will release on 2025. The set will also be available to play digitally on Magic: The Gathering Arena.

 

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