Wizards of the Coast, in collaboration with TOHO, has announced that the monsters from the Godzilla franchise are coming to the Magic: The Gathering trading card game.
The Godzilla Series Monster cards are a special feature of the upcoming premier card set, “Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.” Each Godzilla monster series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise as a Magic card. There will be a total of 16 Godzilla series monster cards available in English, with three more available exclusively in Japanese.
“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,” says Kyoko Yoshida, senior manager, Japan sales and marketing, Wizards of the Coast. “Collaborating with TOHO 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.”
Fans will only be able to obtain 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 cards will not appear in draft booster packs.
The Godzilla Series Monster cards will appear in Magic: The Gathering Arena as card styles. Players will receive the card styles as a special bonus when purchasing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths bundles of six or more booster packs inside the Magic: The Gathering Arena client.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases April 16 on Magic: The Gathering Arena, with a full retail store worldwide release on May 15.
The Magic: The Gathering deal comes ahead of the upcoming theatrical debut of the Legendary Pictures and TOHO film “Godzilla vs. Kong” this November. TOHO has previously announced a slate a licensing partners from the film including Funko and Bioworld.