Eighth Edition Press Release

Posted in Arcana on June 10, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

In 10th Anniversary Tribute, New Magic: The Gathering Core Set Will Feature Cards From Every MagicSet Ever Introduced

MagicTheGathering.com offers sneak peek

June 9, 2003 (Renton, Wash.) Magic: The Gathering players will get to relive some of the greatest moments in the trading card game’s 10-year history with this summer’s release of the new Magic: The GatheringEighth Edition Core Set. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its premier trading card game, Wizards of the Coast today announced that the new core set will include one never-before-reprinted card from every expansion since the Magicgame was first published, in 1993.

Wizards of the Coast has selected one card from every Magic set beginning with the originally released Magic: The Gathering base set, called Alpha, all the way through and including the latest Magic expansion, Scourge. For those keeping track, this includes (from most recent to oldest): Scourge, Legions, Onslaught, Judgment, Torment, Odyssey, Apocalypse, Planeshift, Invasion, Prophecy, Nemesis, Mercadian Masques, Starter 99, Urza’s Destiny, Portal Three Kingdoms, Urza’s Legacy, Urza’s Saga, Portal Second Age, Exodus, Stronghold, Tempest, Portal, Weatherlight, Visions, Mirage, Alliances, Homeland, Ice Age, Fallen Empires, The Dark, Legends, Antiquities, Arabian Nightsand Alpha.

In all, 350 cards will be reprised in the new core set. Some of the cards will be those nominated by fans in last summer’s “Selecting Eighth Edition” promotion.

Coinciding with today’s announcement, Wizards of the Coast will launch the “Unveiling Eighth Edition” promotion on www.magicthegathering.com. Each day between June 9 and June 27 Wizards will reveal a selection of Eighth Edition cards on magicthegathering.com. The set officially releases on July 28.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2003, the Magic: The Gathering game was created by award-winning game designer Richard Garfield and is published by Wizards of the Coast. Over the past 10 years, more than 6,000 distinct Magic cards have been created. The Magic game is available in 52 countries and nine languages, with more than 100,000 official tournaments sanctioned each year by the DCI players’ organization.

Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is the worldwide market share leader in the trading card game and tabletop roleplaying game categories. A leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products, the company holds an exclusive patent on the play mechanic of trading card games. For more information visit www.magicthegathering.com or www.wizards.com.

Magic: The Gathering, Magic, DCI, Scourge, Legions, Onslaught, Judgment, Torment, Odyssey, Apocalypse, Planeshift, Invasion, Prophecy, Nemesis, Mercadian, Masques, Starter 99, Urza’s Destiny, Portal Three Kingdoms, Urza’s Legacy, Urza’s Saga, Portal Second Age, Exodus, Stronghold, Tempest, Portal, Weatherlight, Visions, Mirage, Alliances, Homeland, Ice Age, Fallen Empires, The Dark, Legends, Antiquities, Arabian Nights and Alpha are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc. 2003 Wizards.

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