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Godzilla Coming to Magic: The Gathering In Upcoming Card Set

April 4, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering are set to find some massive new foes, as Godzilla and friends are on the way. Wizards of the Coast have announced that they’re partnering with Toho Co., Ltd. to bring the kaiju of the Godzilla franchise to the collectible card game.

The monsters of the sci-fi horror adventure franchise are set to be a feature of the upcoming card set, titled Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, which will arrive on April 16th in Magic: The Gathering Arena, and May 15th in retail stores worldwide. The set is described as follows:

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths introduces players to a brand new world full of incredible monsters and the humans that bond with them. The set introduces players to Lukka, a proud member of the Coppercoats, the military unit that protects the city of Drannith from Ikoria’s savage monsters. Lukka’s world is forever changed when he forms a mystical connection with a ferocious, winged cat. Such bonds are treasonous in Drannith, forcing Lukka to flee from the very home he was sworn to protect. Now an outcast monster “bonder,” Lukka must survive the wilds of Ikoria with the help of planeswalker Vivien Reid.

Each Godzilla Monster Series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise. Sixteen of the monsters cards will be available in English, with three more available only in Japanese. Fans can get the Godzilla, King of the Monsters (while supplies last) by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Collector Boosters will also contain two random Godzilla Series Monster cards. The Godzilla Series Monster cards will not appear in draft booster packs.

“Magic: The Gathering’s rich and engaging multiverse offers such unique opportunities to explore new worlds like Ikoria, filled with incredible monsters that are larger than life,” said Kyoko Yoshida, Sr Manager, Japan Sales and Marketing, Wizards of the Coast. “Collaborating with TOHO CO., LTD to bring the Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more onto the same world to battle with Magic’s Planeswalkers and new creatures for a first-of-its-kind collaboration is an extraordinary experience that we can’t wait for players to enjoy.”

The lineup of kaiju are:

* Anguirus, Armored Killer
* Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn
* Biollante, Plant Beast Form
* Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla
* Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform
* Dorat, the Perfect Pet
* Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos
* Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror
* Godzilla, Doom Inevitable
* Godzilla, King of the Monsters
* Godzilla, Primeval Champion
* King Caesar, Ancient Guardian
* King Caesar, Awoken Titan
* Mothra, Supersonic Queen
* Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury
* Spacegodzilla, Void Invader
* 決戦兵器、メカゴジラ (Crystalline Giant – Japanese only)
* 暗黒破壊獣、バトラ (Dirge Bat – Japanese only)
* モスラの巨大な繭 (Mothra’s Great Cocoon – Japanese only)