New PS3 TCG?

Summary: It may not be actual TCG, but today Sony Online Entertainment announced a release of new 3D tactic game based on the most popular trading card game.

Online, 3D Turn-Based Strategy Game Scheduled for Launch in Early 2010

DENVER, Colo. – November 2, 2009 – Today, Sony Online Entertainment LLC, and Wizards of the Coast LLC announced they are developing Magic: The Gathering – Tactics™, an online, 3D turn-based strategy game played within the rich Magic: The Gathering Multiverse.

“By collaborating with Wizards of the Coast, we’re able to combine the strengths of both companies to develop an innovative, online, 3D game based on an extremely popular IP,” said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment. “We’re going to be taking the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse places players have never seen.”

“The growing Magic: The Gathering community has an insatiable desire for great strategic game experiences. Sony Online Entertainment is the perfect partner to transform the best of Magic’s story, strategy and competitive play into a fantastic ‘Tactics’ game experience for current and new Magic fans,” said Greg Leeds, president, Wizards of the Coast.

Magic: The Gathering – Tactics will allow players to command forces of dramatic 3D figures and powerful spell cards pulled from the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Players can participate in single player scenarios or jump right into PVP action against other players worldwide, 24 hours per day. Magic: The Gathering – Tactics is expected to feature regular content expansions, a robust tournament environment, an achievement and rankings program, and original stories of the Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering.

Magic: The Gathering – Tactics is being developed by SOE’s Denver studio and scheduled to be available for the PC in early 2010, with a version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system to follow.
For more information on Magic: The Gathering – Tactics, visit

I know it’s not about Eye of Judgment, but it’s from Sony and it’s from Wizard of the  Coast.  Two companies tag teamed and made EOJ, and yes they have sort of screwed up in terms of advertising and continue supporting it, but otherwise the game as we all know was nothing but excellent.   Although my expectation for this 3D strategy game is not too high, deep inside of me still has small hope that may be this could be our new EOJ.  What do you all think?



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by FilliamHMuffman on November 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Cautiously optimistic for it, although it’s not clear if this is a CCG or something along the lines of Tactics Ogre in the Magic setting. And SOE has a bad track record of delivering PS3 games (the Agency, Free Realms, and DC Universe Online have been in limbo for years now it seems).


  2. Posted by FilliamHMuffman on November 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Incidentally, Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers is also coming to PSN next fall. So the PS3 is definitely getting at least one Magic CCG, albeit a watered-down version of the original.


  3. Posted by Houshasen on November 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Actually, it’s 2 Magic because apparently Tactics has also “Deck Building” i.e. CCG.


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