Magic Makes It’s Way To PS3’s Home
According to a recent press release, Magic has found it’s “home” on PS3. See the full press release and some screenshots after the jump.
From a Wizards of the Coast press release
MAGIC: THE GATHERING JOINS PLAYSTATION®HOME
A castle filled with iconic creatures, animations and mini-games will launch in
February 9, 2011, Renton, WA—Wizards of the Coast has yet another way for Magic: The Gathering players and fans to interact online. A Magic-themed space will launch tomorrow in PlayStation®Home and will offer an opportunity to interact with Wizards of the Coast staff and special celebrity guests from the gaming community. Adorned with dueling holograms, sculptures and a gallery, the Magic Home space is sure to engage Planeswalkers of all skill levels.
“We’re excited to continue bringing Magic: The Gathering to new audiences across the world,” said Worth Wollpert, Director of Magic Digital Games at Wizards of the Coast. “The launch of our Magic-themed PlayStation Home space will allow gamers to interact with our brand like never before.”
PlayStation Home is a virtual 3D social gaming network developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™ system) on the PlayStation®Network. The Magic-themed home space consists of a modern castle filled with iconic creatures and animations from Magic: The Gathering. Players can launch Duels of the Planeswalkers, explore an art gallery, view leader scoreboards, a movie screen and tackle six mini games that unlock avatar attire.
Wizards’ staff and guests will be mingling in PlayStation Home at 4 p.m. PST on February 10. To join the party, simply select “PlayStation Home” from your internet connected PS3 system. When it starts up, use the Navigator screen to find the Magic: The Gathering Home space under “New” and “Recommended” headers.
Some of the cool things you can do is check out the leader board for “Duels of the Planeswalkers” directly within home as well as launching the program proper. I don’t use “Home” much on my PS3, I always thought it was kind of a silly little diversion but I don’t mind decorating my Home with things that are in my actual home.