Magic: Legends Senior Writer Winter Mullenix Reveals Game's Timeline & More Details

Magic: Legends, the upcoming Diablo-like ARPG from Cryptic Studios, will lauch its Open Beta next month, but players of the popular card game that inspired its lore still have many questions about the story elements of Magic: Legends, but senior writer Winter Mullenis recently shared some details about the highly-anticipated game.

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During an interview with CBR, Mullenis talked about where Magic: Legends falls in Magic: The Gathering's timeline, whether or not the iconic planeswalkers from the card game's lore will appear in the ARPG, and how the developers are working with the folks at Wizards of the Coast to ensure their stories and designs fit within MTG's established lore and cosmology

"The overarching story we landed on for Magic: Legends sees us entering the Multiverse's timeline before the Hour of Devastation on Amonkhet takes place," Mullenix said when asked about where in Magic's timeline Legends fall in, . "This is the perfect point in time, because it leaves us with a lot of room to explore things that connect the major multiversal events as portrayed in tabletop sets."

Mullenix also revealed that players will get to explore five major regions spanning three planes at launch: Dominaria, Zendikar, and Innistrad.

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She also confirmed that several characters from Magic: The Gathering will appear in Magic: Legends. "Players can absolutely expect to see popular Magic characters from the existing stories and card game, the first of whom will be Ral Zarek," Mullenix told CBR. "Players will also encounter Nissa Revane, Squee, Lyra Dawnbringer, Josu Vess and Danitha Capashen. There are more we have yet to announce just yet, and several we have planned for future updates."

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Mullenix talked about how the team at Crytpic Studios have been longtime fans of the card game. "Even with the sheer amount of material we get to draw from, it is easy to work within the established design blocks," she said. "In that regard, it also helps that everyone on the team plays the card game. Many of us -- myself included -- have been playing since the original release back in the 1990s."

Related: Magic: Legends Planeswalker Bundle Announced, Now Available For Open Beta

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Magic: Legends Open Beta will begin on March 23 for the PC; for other details and how to sign up, click here. It will be fully released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.

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