Magic: The Gathering Arena Coming To Mobile In January, Along With New Viking-themed Expansion

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor January 8, 2021
Share:

Magic: The Gathering Arena will launch in early access on Android devices later this month, Wizards of the Coast announced yesterday. The launch will be on select devices, starting January 28, with more devices and iOS support coming later in the year.

The mobile version of Arena will include cross-platform support and all cards and sets available on the desktop version of the game. That includes Kaldheim, a Viking-themed expansion announced yesterday. Find out if your phone will be part of the test on the MTG Arena site.

Speaking of Kaldheim, it was also revealed yesterday, and it comes with a slick graphic style and two new keywords. Its showcase frames for legendary cards have a distinctly runic Vikings look to them, and there are also borderless rares and pathways.

In keeping with the tradition of Viking seers, one of the new mechanics is called Foretell. It lets you pay a cost to exile a card in your hand and pay another cost to play it in the future. In effect, Foretell allows you to split the cost of a card up over multiple turns.

Boast is the other new keyword, again fitting in with the Viking theme. This keyword lets you make a player search their deck for a card and place it on top of their deck.

In addition to these new mechanics, Kaldheim also brings back modal double-faced cards from Zendikar Rising as well as returning snow-covered lands, sagas, and changelings to the mix. You can learn more about the Kaldheim set on the Magic: The Gathering site.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (0)


You May Enjoy

Valheim Drops Hearth & Home Update

Valheim Drops Hearth & Home Update

The update adds new mechanics, materials, optimizations, and more.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
Neverwinter's First Battle Pass Arrives October 1

Neverwinter's First Battle Pass Arrives October 1

Echoes of Prophecy will be available on PC and consoles for free.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
New Sandbox MMORPG BitCraft Offers Social Interaction And Empire-building

New Sandbox MMORPG BitCraft Offers Social Interaction And Empire-building

Developer Clockwork Labs has already secured $4.3 million in funding.

By Jason Winter - 4 days ago
Swords Of Legends Online Celebrates Moon Festival

Swords Of Legends Online Celebrates Moon Festival

New harder dungeons and raid also arrive tomorrow.

By Jason Winter - 5 days ago
eFootball Lets You Pre-purchase Packs With The Game's Most Popular Players

eFootball Lets You Pre-purchase Packs With The Game's Most Popular Players

$40 for a bundle of eight.

By Jason Winter - 3 days ago
Get Your Regalia Mount In FFXIV Now As The FFXV Crossover Returns

Get Your Regalia Mount In FFXIV Now As The FFXV Crossover Returns

It'll cost you 200,00 Gold Saucer points, but it is pretty sweet!

By Michael Byrne - 6 days ago
See More
Live Giveaways