Today, July 9, Wizards of the Coast announced the release of "Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers" for the iPad. That's right, this version has been released before all the others. As of right now, you can head over to the iTunes store and download the game for free. Of course, premium content will stay premium, but you'll get the core game for free.
From the press release, "Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers is the perfect way to start playing the world’s best strategy game, as well as a great way for existing fans to share their favorite game with their friends. Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide. Visit MagicTheGathering.com for more information and follow Magic on Facebook and Twitter."
This is a great chance to test your skills with some of the new cards from the M15 core set. For those of you who don't know, the paper version of the game will be holding its world wide prereleases this weekend.
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In this incarnation of the game, players will be challenged "to 'Hunt Bigger Game' and confront the deadliest hunter in the Magic Multiverse – Garruk Wildspeaker. Players must attempt to stop Garruk as he turns his instincts away from beasts of the wild to a new quarry – you, his fellow Planeswalker. New this year to the latest installment of Duels of the Planeswalkers is the introduction of a full deck-building experience, allowing fans to customize their style of play like never before."
"Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalker" will be released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and Android via the Amazon App Store and Google Play on July 16.