Sony Online Entertainment have announced that on January 18th, Magic: The Gathering – Tactics will be released as a free-to-play game for registered players to be able to compete online against opponents around the world or take on the challenging opening chapter of the game’s story-driven campaign.
It’s also due for release on the PlayStation 3 later this year, but I don’t think that one will be free-to-play, although, it’s possible it will be pretty much the same and have similar online functions.
A free-to-play online tactical strategy game, Magic: The Gathering – Tactics invites players to take on the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful mage commanding devastating spells and incredible creatures. Players will take their skills into intense online tactical battles as they fight in richly illustrated environments with all five colors of Magic. Magic: The Gathering – Tactics brings the challenge, collectability and community of Magic to the PC with the ease and access of a free-to-play downloadable client. Gamers can freely join the fun and open the door to a whole new dimension of Magic!
- Experience a New Dimension of a Classic Favorite: Characters, creatures, spells and settings from the rich world of Magic come alive in this free-to-play online game.
- Unleash the Power: As a commanding Planeswalker, players cast devastating spells such as Fireball, Doom Blade, Pacifism and Lightning Bolt, and control incredible creatures like Serra Angel, Lord of the Pit or Reya Dawnbringer.
- Connect and Combat: Join legions of gamers for intense battles of thrilling strategy in casual and tournament formats.