The limited drop will include a premium foil set of cards, with all but one of them being revealed in the coming weeks and the last one being kept a secret for players to discover.
“Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to collaborate with AMC to bring these iconic characters to the greatest strategy card game,” says Bill Rose, senior vice president, Magic: The Gathering design and development, Wizards of the Coast. “We can’t wait for fans of both Magic: The Gathering and AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ to discover fun new ways to play when they add this Secret Lair drop to their collection.”
AMC’s The Walking Dead Secret Lair drop will be open for pre-order for a limited time between Oct. 4 and Oct. 12. The Oct. 4 launch will coincide with AMC’s “We Are The Walking Dead Weekend,” beginning with “The Walking Dead” Special Event: The Whisperer War Final Showdown followed by the premiere of “The Walking Dead: World Beyond “ and ending with a special episode of “Talking Dead” where fans can anticipate an unboxing and preview of the cards.
“Magic: The Gathering is one of the most seminal works in the history of gaming,” says Clayton Neuman, vice president, games, AMC. “So, we were beyond thrilled to work with Wizards to pair it with one of the most beloved series in the history of television. These cards are a perfect blend of the two universes, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them and discover all the tricks we’ve hidden up our sleeves.”
The cards included in the drop will be new to Magic: The Gathering. It will depict the characters of the TV Series in card form. Included cards have never been seen before in Magic: The Gathering and bring unique gameplay and text, which will only be legal in Legacy, Vintage and Commander play styles.
Magic: The Gathering's Secret Lair is a collection of curated, limited-edition releases. The most recent drop celebrated a fan-favorite Magic character with Yargle Day on Sept. 3rd. Other drops with varied themes includes supporting International Women’s day, collaborating with Wizard of Barge for an all-slime crossover, or getting involved with International Dog day.