If you're in the back seat of a car right now on the way back from Grand Prix Las Vegas like a few friends of mine and still want to play more Magic, you're in luck- Magic 2014 is on the verge of a worldwide release this evening. It just hit the New Zealand App Store, and is slowly filtering across the rest of the App Store regions before appearing in the USA at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight.

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As seen in our E3 coverage of the game, the killer new feature of the 2014 variety is the new sealed deck mode where players actually build full decks out of booster packs- Just like playing real limited in a shop. I can't wait to get my hands on this game tonight, as I hope it faithfully replicates the real-world experience of playing sealed in that you build a deck that you think is great from your card pool which seems awesome then just spend the whole night getting metaphorically pooped on.

...But, I digress. :)

Forum Thread: [NZ] Magic 2014 - (Wizards of the Coast)
International App Store Link: Magic 2014, Free

  • Tim Jordan

    I'm also chomping at the bit for this one but find this year's description confusing as all heck. I can only assume that again it is Free with a $9.99 unlock but in the feature list they say stuff like face FOUR fearsome opponents...erm, with the 10 decks I'm assuming there are at least 10 opponents, right? Did they drop the Revenge mode?

    • Nick

      Yeah, good question. Now, do I delete 2013 for this? Frak, I've not even gotten my money's worth out of it, but with Xcom I have NO space. I refuse to delete Ankh Morpork. Refuse.

  • grits

    Seems pretty cool. Hopefully next year they'll put a draft mode. Does anyone know if this game has cross-platform play? A lot of my friends getting it on Xbox. Also not a big deal but I'm thinking anyone who pays for all 20 sealed decks will have an advantage. Just more chances to get a better build / mythics.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Really doubtful on cross platform play, especially playing with Xbox people- I don't know of any games that can escape the Xbox Live ecosystem.

      • Rivalsan

        Final Fantasy XI for the 360 was able to escape the clutches of Xbox Live, but that is definitely the exception to the rule. MS wanted that game so badly on its system, that all sorts of rules were bent to make Square-Enix happy.

      • Nick

        It's a true shame, BUT I have high hopes that we will see much more cross platform play in the next 5 years. It only benefits sales as a whole. I would have bought way more games if I'd know they would have a much larger user base.

  • UnSurreal

    Is it 11 PM EST yet?

  • epikninja

    Id choke a bitch to have this on my iphone

  • Rubicon Development

    Ah bless, ccg's still in 2D...

  • Aaron Marroquin

    It's not really free right?

  • phonecats

    OMG IM NOT EVEN READY.

  • KoRnNuttZ

    I thought it came out on the 26th

  • KoRnNuttZ

    Does this come out tonight because everywhere else it says June 26th

  • magrmagr

    Dowloading right now

    • AMP56

      How did to find it? And what time is it where you live?

  • witedahlia

    It's out in the U.S. Long download 1.6 gb