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'Journey Into Nyx' prerelease, launch, pro tour, and game day event details

Wizards of the Coast's latest "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set Journey Into Nyx doesn't hit store shelves until May 2, 2014, however you don't have to wait that long to get your hands on the newest cards. Starting at midnight April 26, 2014 and throughout the weekend fans are able to get a sneak peak at prerelease events across the globe. You'll get to enter the seventh quest of the Hero’s Path, where you’ll be asked to "Forge a Godslayer" and select one of five prerelease packs.

Journey Into Nyx products
Journey Into Nyx products
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Wizards of the Coast

Journey into Nyx features 165 new cards including the brand-new Planeswalker card Ajani, Mentor of Heroes and five new two-color gods: Pharika, Kruphix, Iroas, Keranos, and Athreos. The set also introduces two never-seen-before mechanics - Constellation and Strive. For a hightlight of the new rules, read this article.

Launch Weekend: May 2, 2014 to May 4, 2014
Solve a mysterious puzzle as you face the eighth quest on the Hero’s Path. On May 2, 2014 Journey into Nyx goes on sale, and you'll be able to purchase Booster Packs, Intro Packs and the mighty Fat Pack. Visit the product page for more information.

Pro Tour Journey into Nyx: May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014
Held in Atlanta, USA, Pro Tour Journey into Nyx features the completion of Theros block and the debut of the new Journey into Nyx set on the premier-play stage. The world’s top players will battle for fame, glory, and $250,000 in cash prizes in the Theros Block Constructed and Theros Block Booster Draft formats. On all 3 days there will be extensive LIVE video coverage at Full event details and webcast schedule can be found here.

During Sunday’s live broadcast, Wizards of the Coast will also exclusively be revealing the name and details of Magic’s fall 2014 set release, currently codenamed “Huey."

Game Day: May 24, 2014 to May 25, 2014
Game Day is the ninth and final quest on the Hero’s Path and players will face their destiny by attempting to become the champion of their local store! Pit your Standard deck against a self-running Challenge Deck simulating a battle against the god Xenagos and his followers. Players will be able to purchase their own Challenge Deck to play at home too. Additionally, you’ll be able to get their hands on the Journey into Nyx Event Deck - a ready to play 60-card deck perfect for any Standard tournament. More information about Game Day can be found here.

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