DeNA Extends Agreement with Hasbro to Develop G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND and Dungeons & Dragons Arena of War
Following the successful initiative with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) on the release of TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) announced today it is collaborating with Hasbro on two new free-to-play mobile games tied to the company’s popular intellectual properties G.I. JOE and the Wizards of the Coast LLC. brand Dungeons & Dragons. In G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND players lead and assemble teams of iconic G.I. JOE heroes and COBRA villains to battle against each other. Arena of War puts players in the Forgotten Realms for a battle roleplaying game that combines questing, character leveling, and small team collaboration with the most engaging mobile game mechanics on the market, such as in-game events and massive multiplayer competitions. Both mobile games are being developed and published by DeNA and they will be available on the company’s Mobage mobile social games platform later this year for Android, iPhone and iPad devices.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy to Launch August 19th
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast announced today Dungeons & Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy, the second expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine, will launch on August 19th, 2013. Shadowfell Conspiracy takes place in the beloved Forgotten Realms setting, features an increased level cap and introduces new Iconic Heroes and much more. Players can pre-purchase the expansion starting today.
Dragon's Maze Set Launches
Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of Dragon’s Maze, the third set in the Return to Ravnica block for Magic: The Gathering. A massive puzzle spans the city-world of Ravnica, and all ten guilds are racing to be the first to crack the mystery. Rumors abound that whoever navigates the maze of clues could command world-shaking power. Which guild will take the prize?
Perfect World Europe B.V. to Also Launch Neverwinter in Turkey, Poland, Italy
Perfect World Europe B.V. is pleased to announce that in addition to launching the highly anticipated action MMORPG Neverwinter in France and Germany, the free-to-play game set in the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons universe from Wizards of the Coast is also launching in new territories. Fully localized and coming to Turkey, Poland and Italy in the summer of 2013, Neverwinter is poised to take Europe by storm.
Magic: The Gathering at Seattle EMP Museum
Wizards of the Coast today announced that its popular Magic: The Gathering franchise will be part of a new fantasy exhibit debuting at Seattle’s EMP Museum this weekend. The exhibit will display several key pieces from Magic’s archive of incredible world-building imagery alongside artifacts from high-profile pop culture and fantasy phenomenons including Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. The Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit will launch tonight at 6:30pm PT with a special opening celebration – QUEST: Fantasy Exhibit Opening Adventure – followed by the official public opening tomorrow, April 27, 2013.
Netflix and Hasbro Announce Expanded Multi-Year Kids Programming Agreement
Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced an expanded agreement making two of the hottest new Hasbro Studios shows, Littlest Pet Shop and Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, available to Netflix members in the U.S. Kaijudo is available now and Littlest Pet Shop will be available summer 2013.
Playdek Partners with Wizards of the Coast
Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, today announced its partnership with Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro and leading publisher of roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Playdek will develop and publish Wizards’ popular tabletop games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Capcom Announces Return of Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, ended its panel at the PAX East convention today with the announcement that titles from its revered catalogue - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara - are making a welcome return on multiple platforms in the coming months.
Gatecrash Set Launches
Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of Gatecrash, the second set in the Return to Ravnica block for Magic: The Gathering. Tensions are building on the city-world of Ravnica, where each guild continues to ply its own agenda to outsmart and outmaneuver the others. In this set, players will uncover the five remaining guilds – Orzhov, Dimir, Gruul, Boros, and Simic – in hopes to be the first to unravel Ravnica’s deep-rooted secrets.
Wizards of the Coast Announces New Organized Play Programs for Kaijudo
Wizards of the Coast today announced the introduction of new Kaijudo Organized Play programs and competitive tournaments. Starting this spring, a horde of new events will be unleashed including Kaijudo Set Premiere, Kaijudo Duel Day, Kaijudo Master Challenge and a Kaijudo Championship.
Wizards of the Coast Launches New Online PDF Store For Dungeons & Dragons
Today, Wizards of the Coast together with DriveThruRPG announced the official launch of DnDClassics.com, a new online PDF store containing classic content from every edition of Dungeons & Dragons including fan-favorite supplement materials and iconic adventures. This one-stop-shop for D&D content offers an easy way to access and download favorite classic titles electronically by computer, mobile phone, or tablet (including iPads).
Wizards of the Coast Launches Kaijudo - Evo Fury
Wizards of the Coast has announced the launch of Kaijudo – Evo Fury, the first expansion set for the brand. With the release of this set comes the introduction of a brand new evolution mechanic, allowing players to boost their creatures to new heights in battle and show opponents a new way to duel.
Return to Ravnica Set Launches
Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of the Return to Ravnica set, which kicks off the highly anticipated Return to Ravnica block. This launch brings Magic: The Gathering fans back to the most revered plane in the Multiverse – Ravnica, a plane covered entirely by city and inhabited by 10 guilds all vying for control.
Wizards of the Coast Unleashes Kaijudo - Rise of the Duel Masters Set
Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to announce the launch of Kaijudo - Rise of the Duel Masters, the newest trading card game (TCG) release and first large set for the company’s growing franchise. This set also marks the first time Kaijudo will be available at mass market retailers including Walmart, Target and Toys “R” Us in addition to local hobby stores across North America.
Wizards of the Coast takes PAX by Storm; New Products, Panels, an Exclusive Party and More
Wizards of the Coast will be represented in full force at PAX Prime (August 31 – September 2) in Seattle, where they will be showcasing all of the latest digital and tabletop products from Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons during engaging activities both on and off the show floor. Magic: The Gathering will give fans the first glimpses of the upcoming expansion for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 in a daily challenge with the team from LoadingReadyRun. Dungeons & Dragons will invite players to awaken their inner darkness in the Rise of the Underdark campaign and experience a live D&D game with the Penny Arcade and PVP creators in the Paramount Theater.
Kaijudo Battle Decks, Kaijudo Online Launch Today!
Wizards of the Coast today announced the official launch of the Kaijudo Tatsurion vs. Razorkinder Battle Decks for the Kaijudo trading card game as well as the Kaijudo Online digital TCG. Visit www.Kaijudo.com to play Kaijudo Online and to find out where to purchase the Kaijudo Battle Decks – available exclusively at hobby stores.
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Launches on iPad, Consoles Today
June 20, 2012 - RENTON, WA - Wizards of the Coast today unleashed Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 on iPad for the first time, along with Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC/Steam® and PlayStation® Network.* Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is the first major release from Magic: The Gathering this summer, kicking off the Magic 2013 campaign that entices players to “Face A Greater Challenge” against the ultimate evil mastermind of the Multiverse, dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas!
The D&D Next Playtest has begun!
Wizards of the Coast today announced the official start of the D&D Next Public Playtest, which gives D&D players the opportunity to help shape the next iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Wizards is looking to you, the legions of D&D fans, to participate in the playtest and provide feedback so that we can deliver a great game. Visit www.dndnext.com to get started.
Face A Greater Challenge! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to Launch This Summer
Wizards of the Coast today announced the Magic: The Gathering 2013 product line-up featuring the Magic: The Gathering 2013 Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 video game for iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network platforms.