Cyberpunk Comes to ‘Magic: The Gathering Arena’ with the Launch of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
Continuing our ongoing trend of covering big news about Magic: The Gathering Arena, I’m here to tell you about the game’s newest set, launched only a few days ago. It’s called Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, and for the first time ever, it brings anime-style cyberpunk to the world of MTG.
That’s right, cyberpunk. In Magic: The Gathering of all things. I’m talking giant mechas, I’m talking comically oversized swords, I’m talking flying cities, I’m talking glowing neon metropolises…you get it. And what’s more, they’ve paired this futuristic setting with concepts and aesthetics from traditional Japanese culture and folklore, such as ninjas, samurai, oni, dragon spirits, and even woodblock print artwork. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet.
I mean, just look at the art for some of these cards. As far as I’m concerned, Neon Dynasty is easily the most gorgeous and visually intriguing set released in a long time, and possibly ever:
With the release of this eye-catching set — which has a much heavier focus on artifacts and enchantments than previous editions — comes a series of new and returning mechanics that have already been making a splash in the competitive meta without feeling too overpowered.
There are equipments that double as creatures, saga enchantments that become creatures after a few turns (they’d previously just go away when all ‘chapters’ were complete), ninjitsu abilities that swap out an unblocked attacking creature for one from your hand (still attacking), and more.
I could go on about why Neon Dynasty has been a blast to play and look at so far, but honestly you should just go download the game if you don’t already have it. As always, it’s 100% free to play unless you choose to invest in any in-app purchases.