Coming from NetMarble, Magic: ManaStrike is what you get if you take the gameplay of Clash of Clans and slap it onto the universe of Magic: The Gathering. The game is now available for pre-registration for both Android and iOS users. Check out its trailer below:
From what we know so far, the game is working towards a global release, although no specific launch date has been confirmed at the moment. However, as we reported back in November 2019, it has already soft-launched in Canada and Australia.
Naturally, if you do opt to participate in the pre-registration campaign, you’ll earn some rewards when Magic: ManaStrike actually arrives. These include gold and gems (in-game and premium currencies, respectively), emotes, and player icons.
Recently, Netmarble has also published a video in which its own representative and that of Magic: The Gathering’s developer Wizards of the Coast talked about the upcoming collaboration between the two studios. Topics discussed included how the game came to be, how its development process was going, as well as some notable features that it’d offer. We have put the video right below for you to watch if you're interested in these kinds of stuff.
As mentioned, the gameplay is very similar to the likes of Clash of Clans, albeit instead of the usual top to bottom moves, you’ll be playing from left to right. There are 2 lanes that you will deploy various units down, with the goal being to destroy the opponent’s towers and eventually their base.
You’ll also be able to cast spells to have some more direct influence over the battle. Basically, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but if you are a fan of Magic: The Gathering and Clash of Clans, this certainly looks like a polished take on the genre.
Magic: ManaStrike currently available for pre-registration. At launch, it’s expected to be a free-to-play title with IAPs included.