Disney Lorcana is a new collectible card game that unites different Disney characters in a Magic: The Gathering-style battle, and will be released in late 2023.
In addition to being “rooted in the magic of Disney characters and storytelling,” the press release notes that this game is accessible to newcomers while also offering “thoughtful” gameplay when it comes to Disney veterans. the best card games. Disney Lorcana will also feature “more original Disney artwork than any other unique product ever created,” according to Disney’s vice president of product design.
Although nothing has yet been revealed about Lorcana’s mechanics, the setting is more than a little reminiscent of MTG, especially with the inclusion of various elemental colors in the game’s logo. Taking place in a world called ‘the Great Illuminator’ where all Disney songs and stories are stored, players become wizards known as Illumineers who can team up with characters from all franchises. Some of these heroes (or villains, for that matter) will be revealed at the D23 expo between September 9-11.
However, don’t assume you’ll be at the helm of icons from Disney properties like Marvel and Star Wars just yet. The announcement makes it clear that this is a collaboration between Disney Villainous publisher Ravensburger and Walt Disney Animation Studios (the team behind classic films like The Lion King and more recent hits like Charming, Moana and Frozen). In other words, Pixar and the rest seem to be off the table for now. We’ve reached out to Ravensburger for clarification on this matter and will update our story if we hear more, but it’s safe to assume Iron Man won’t.
In any case, the team dreams big with Disney Lorcana. Ravensburger North America CEO and Global Head of Gaming Filip Francke says it is “the result of the powerful alchemy of Disney magic, the excellence of Ravensburger gaming, and several years of dedicated work and investment. This powerful combination has prepared Disney Lorcana to change the rules of the game”. in the billion-dollar-plus trading card game market.” Because that market is dominated by MTG and the Pokémon trading card game (which has had the family angle sealed for the last 20 years), this newly Newcomer faces stiff competition, hoping to level the playing field with “four new card game releases each year, as well as a strong organized play program.”
We’ll be able to find out more during D23 in a few days, but at the very least, Lorcana might be worth keeping an eye on for future Disney giveaways.
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