Yes, you read that right. The King of Monsters himself is set to appear within the popular trading card game in the near future thanks to a collaboration between Wizards of the Coast and TOHO CO., LTD.
He won’t be coming alone though, he’ll be joined by other iconic monsters from the franchise too. The Godzilla Series Monster cards are a special feature of the upcoming premier card set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.
Kyoko Yoshida, Sr Manager, Japan Sales and Marketing, Wizards of the Coast when talking about the collaboration said:
“Collaborating with TOHO CO., LTD to bring the Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more onto the same world to battle with Magic’s Planeswalkers and new creatures for a first-of-its-kind collaboration is an extraordinary experience that we can’t wait for players to enjoy.”
For those unaware, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is the spring 2020 premier card set for Magic: The Gathering and introduces players to a brand new world full of incredible monsters and the humans that bond with them. The set introduces players to Lukka, a proud member of the Coppercoats, the military unit that protects the city of Drannith from Ikoria’s savage monsters. Lukka’s world is forever changed when he forms a mystical connection with a ferocious, winged cat. Such bonds are treasonous in Drannith, forcing Lukka to flee
from the very home he was sworn to protect. Now an outcast monster “bonder,” Lukka must survive the wilds of Ikoria with the help of planeswaker Vivien Reid.
Each Godzilla Monster Series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise as a Magic card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. A total of 19 Godzilla Series cards will be released for the collaboration, with 16 being available in English, while 3 more will be available in Japanese only.
The full card list for the set is:
Anguirus, Armored Killer
Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn
Biollante, Plant Beast Form
Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform
Dorat, the Perfect Pet
Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos
Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror
Godzilla, Doom Inevitable
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Godzilla, Primeval Champion
King Caesar, Ancient Guardian
King Caesar, Awoken Titan
Mothra, Supersonic Queen
Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury
Spacegodzilla, Void Invader
決戦兵器、メカゴジラ (Crystalline Giant – Japanese only)
暗黒破壊獣、バトラ (Dirge Bat – Japanese only)
モスラの巨大な繭 (Mothra’s Great Cocoon – Japanese only)
Fans will be able to obtain Godzilla, King of the Monsters by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Collector Boosters will also contain two random Godzilla Series Monster cards. The Godzilla Series Monster cards will not appear in draft booster packs.
The Godzilla Series Monster cards will also appear in Magic: The Gathering Arena as card styles. Players will receive the card styles as a special bonus when purchasing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths bundles of six or more booster packs inside the Magic: The Gathering Arena client.
Check out the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths official trailer below:
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases April 16, 2020 on Magic: The Gathering Arena, with full retail store worldwide release on May 15, 2020.
Check out Ikoria.com to stay up to date with the latest news and for more information.
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