First Information about Cryptic’s Magic: Legends Revealed

We’ve known for a while now that Cryptic has been working on a Magic: The Gathering MMO but now we finally have the first details about Magic: Legends.


To start with, what we thought was going to be an MMORPG is actually an isometric action/RPG similar to Path of Exile or Marvel Heroes. It seems that Cryptic actually struggled for a while over what type of game it would be, even after the announcement was made in 2017. Here’s a quote from Cryptic’s Stephen Ricossa about that. “We went back and forth a couple of times on the type of game. We initially were like, ‘Oh, we’ll go with the kind of traditional MMO camera. And then we were like, ‘Maybe we’ll do a third-person action game.’ But because you’re summoning so many things, and especially the exciting big monsters, you were looking at a lot of Earth Elemental butt and things like that because you’re running around trying to find dudes to fight.”

This was just one part of a long article in Game Informer magazine. The whole thing uploaded by Redditor DoubleSpoiler and if you want to read it you can find it in the link below.

We also got our first glimpse of the game itself as Cryptic has updated its official site with information about two worlds as well as two of the classes in the game. First, there is the Mind Mage, who does exactly what you might think, uses psychic powers and telekinesis. The second is the Geomancer, with stone and lava attacks. There are three additional classes on the website that are listed as coming soon. This is the same for the worlds. The two that are revealed are the volcanic island of Shiv and Benalia, a church-state on the plane of Dominaria.


Finally, once again thanks to Game Informer we have our first look at the gameplay of Magic: Legends which shows off some pre-alpha footage and lets us see both of the classes that have been announced in action.


The fact that the game isn’t an MMORPG as had previously been announced has come as a bit of a disappointment to a lot of people. Still, there are others who are quite excited too. If you’re one of the ones who are excited about the game you can sign up for a chance to take part in the official beta right now.



Source: Reddit, Game Informer, and the Official Site

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New Magic: The Gathering MMORPG Announced at The Game Awards

In case you missed it a new Magic: The Gathering MMORPG was announced during The Game Awards last night. The cinematic trailer for Magic: Legends was shown during the award show and if you missed it you can watch it below. Magic: Legends is being made by Cryptic Studios, the team behind the Neverwinter MMORPG, Star Trek Online, and Champions Online.

There have been rumors about this MMO swirling around the internet since May 2017, then in June 2017 Perfect World and Cryptic announced that the game was, in fact, being made. But that was all they said at the time. Since then there has been no other announcements about the game until The Game Awards when the cinematic trailer was dropped.

You can register to take part in the beta on the official site which is a bit barren right now. Cryptic has said that more information about the game will be revealed in January 2020. You can be sure we’ll be keeping an eye out for that.

The team creating Magic: Legends is being led by former Star Trek Online Executive Producer Stephen Ricossa, who had this to say about the game. “Cryptic Studios is known for making games based on franchises we love and this is no exception. We’ve assembled a team of talented developers who are incredibly passionate about Magic: The Gathering and share a collective deep knowledge of the franchise. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the multiverse to life in a way that fans have never experienced before.”

Other quotes about the game:

“It’s an incredible time to be a Magic: The Gathering fan,” said Yoon Im, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment. “As huge fans ourselves, we are excited to once again collaborate with Wizards of the Coast. With its rich, immersive worlds and satisfying spellcasting system, Magic creates the perfect setting for an MMO action RPG spun into an epic fantasy adventure that players will want to continue exploring for years to come.”

“We continue to expand the Magic: The Gathering multiverse, bringing our passionate fans unique, immersive Magic experiences across their favorite entertainment platforms,” said Eugene Evans, Wizards of the Coast Vice President of Business Development. “Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios’ Magic: Legends immerses fans into the Magic multiverse as a Planeswalker – a multiverse that continues to develop through Magic: The Gathering, Arena, novels and upcoming Netflix animated series.”

Source: Press Release, The Game Awards

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Star Trek Online: Rise of Discovery Command Dreadnought Cruiser Giveaway (PC)

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play sci-fi MMORPG set in the famous Star Trek universe created by Gene Roddenberry. In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation, Klingon, or Romulan ship. Embark on adventures throughout the Star Trek universe, and go where no one has gone before! The most recent update for Star Trek Online, Rise of Discovery, has gone live, and to help players hit the ground running, MMOGames and Perfect World Entertainment have teamed up for a very special giveaway.

Star Trek Online: Rise of Discovery continues the game’s crossover with the critically acclaimed CBS television series, Star Trek: Discovery. Players will have the opportunity to travel back in time and board the U.S.S. Buran with Captain Gabriel Lorca (voiced by Jason Isaacs) and Commander Ellen Landry (voiced by Rekha Sharma) from the show. Captains will uncover the startling chain of events that ultimately determined the fates of these compelling characters in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. Rise of Discovery also introduces a brand new reputation and a system wide update that removes player level restrictions for all premium Tier 6 starships across PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4.

Note: These codes are only eligible for the PC version of Star Trek Online and can only be unlocked by Federation and Klingon characters, and their respected allied members among the Romulan and Dominion factions. A total of 10 winners will be selected.

STO Rise of Discovery Giveaway

Giveaway Details:

  • Buran Command Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]
  • Qoj Command Dreadnought Cruiser [T6]
  • Plus a fleet ship module and 5 master keys!


How To Redeem Your Star Trek Online: Rise of Discovery Command Dreadnought Cruiser

  1. These codes are only eligible for the PC version of Star Trek Online and can only be unlocked by Federation and Klingon characters, and their respected allied members among the Romulan and Dominion factions.
  2. Install and launch the Arc client if you haven’t already done so.
  3. Select the gear logo at the top right of the client.
  4. Select “Activate a Product” and enter the item code.
  5. Enter the game and visit the Zen Store.
  6. Rewards can be found on the “Promotions” tab.


Enter Via Gleam

Sign in with a selection of options within the Gleam widgets at the end of this post and complete one or more entries to enter. You can select all of them or just one, it’s entirely up to you, though the more you choose, the more chances you have to win! This giveaway will end on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Star Trek Online: Command Dreadnought Cruiser Giveaway

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Star Trek Online’s Age of Discovery Launches Today

The day is here, Star Trek Online fans! It is October 9th and the Age of Discovery launches today for PC players, bringing Cryptic’s beloved MMORPG to the most recent series with a brand new starting experience, two new Discovery episodes, a new Task Force Operation to defend Starbase 1, and a shiny new look for the Mission Journal.

Let’s briefly recap, shall we? The Age of Discovery update allows fleet captains to explore all-new content based on the CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery, while they wait for season 2 of the show (or just to enjoy in general, that’s also fine). Players will be able to dive right into the new content and create a brand new Starfleet Captain from the Discovery timeline in the year 2256, right after the Battle at the Binary Stars, and go forth and fight the Klingons with Cadet Sylvia Tilly, voiced by Mary Wiseman herself.

The Age of Discovery launch is just the beginning, marking the start of a whole host of future updates that will introduce more Star Trek: Discovery content as time goes by. In November, Captains will be able to join the first Featured Task Force Operation, which will be centered around the Battle at the Binary Stars. Following that, you’ll be exploring the forest planet of Pahvo from Star Trek: Discovery episode “Into the Forest I Go”, which will occur during Star Trek Online’s anniversary event early 2019.

New players will see level requirements unlocked for all of Star Trek Online’s story content, and also offers a more streamlined mission flow. Active captains, meanwhile, can enjoy the benefits of the new Random Task Force Operation System, which lets you queue for a random TFO for a bonus reward, and added Reputation Tiers, extended to Tier 6 with upgrades for existing rewards as well as some new ones. Players from all factions can experience the two new Discovery era episodes, where they’ll need to fight off Klingon attempting to get onboard the U.S.S. Glenn, as well as defend Starbase 1 from a Klingon House D’Ghor assault.

There’s plenty to be doing with the launch of the Age of Discovery update, so better hop to it!


Our Thoughts

It’s really awesome to see how Cryptic are handling different timelines in Star Trek Online between the different shows, finally bringing them right up to the most current content they possibly can. It makes me wonder if they might ever go one step further and create their own all-new timeline, separate from the shows, and what interesting things that could bring to the Star Trek universe. Either way, enjoy the new content, and let’s hope that console players don’t have to wait too long for their chance in the Age of Discovery!

Source: Press Release

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