Ryan Thomason

Duels of the Planeswalkers: Multiplatforming it

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Here is one game making the jump from being an Xbox 360 Live Arcade product to now gush out of Valve’s, Steam pipeline. Check out below the jump for this press release directed for your eyeballs only. Because, really, I’m only doing this because I love you.

May 24, 2010, Renton, Wash. — Wizards of the Coast today announced that they have signed a deal with Valve Corporation to bring Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers, a digital extension of the worldwide Magic: The Gathering franchise, to PC users via the Steam® platform.

Already one of the most downloaded games on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC gamers will now be able to experience the thrill and competition of playing Magic: The Gathering in digital form, complete with 3D graphics and animations, new ways to play and a user-friendly interface. Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers brings the traditional action gamers love to a new generation, complete with a digital revamp.

Duels of the Planeswalkers players will enjoy the benefits of the Steamworks’ features included in all PC versions, such as auto-updating, Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, downloadable content, ability to access from any computer, multiplayer matchmaking and more.

Pre-Sale for Duels of the Planeswalkers on Steam will begin on June 1, 2010 and will combine the core game and Expansion Pack 1 for $9.99.

About Duels of the Planeswalkers

Duels of the Planeswalkers brings the Magic: The Gathering trading card game to the digital space with crisp 3D graphics and animations, robust PVE and PVP game play and an intuitive user interface, giving new players and Magic fans alike an attractive and innovative way to play.

Players can battle real life opponents or play through an extensive single-player campaign. With rich single and multiplayer game play scenarios, Duels of the Planeswalkers offers an unrivaled depth in which each game is different from the last. For additional information on Duels of the Planeswalkers, please visit: www.duelsoftheplaneswalkers.com.

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