Wizards of the Coast just released the newest set for Magic: The Gathering, based around Gothic horror and the introduction of powerful new Werewolves. The new set, called Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, introduces new mechanics along with new cards and new variants.
The premise is certainly spooky – “The nights are growing longer and a terrible peril lurks in the shadows on the eve of the Harvesttide Festival. Hoping to ward off the coming dark, werewolf Planeswalker Arlinn Kord searches for the elusive Moonsilver Key to restore balance to the plane and protect the human habitants of Innistrad.”
With the 19 new werewolf double-faced cards, a full moon is needed to transform into their alternate monstrous forms, Nightbound and Daybound cards allow players to access two sets of abilities, and players can also call on the power of the dead with ‘Flashback’ – allowing them to cast spells directly from their graveyard.
There are also new card variants with black and white Eternal Night Legends and Land cards, as well as Halloween, folk horror inspired Equinox cards.
The Midnight Hunt set will be available in Draft Boosters, Set Boosters and Collector Boosters, including the Midnight Hunt Bundle and two Commander decks. The set is already out on MTG Arena, and will release for tabletop on 24 September. Check out the official cinematic below!