Q. What is Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is a new version of the digital game in the Magic: The Gathering franchise. Building on the success of the original Duels of the Planeswalkers and Duels 2012, Duels 2013 will introduce new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges, and other exciting new features on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC/Steam®, PlayStation® Network, and iPad®.
Q. What is the storyline of Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
A. In Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, players take on the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful mage who battles others for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Each Planeswalker has an arsenal of spells and creatures represented by virtual cards.
Q. Which platforms are Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 available for?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers is currently available for the Xbox LIVE® Arcade system, the PS3 through PlayStation® Network, the iPad® through the App Store®, and for your PC through Steam®.
Q. What ages are appropriate for Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 has the following ratings:
ESRB (US): T, Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes,
Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB
PEGI (EU): 7 (6 in Portugal), PEGI Online, Fear
GRB (Korea): 12+, Fear/Horror/Threatening
CERO (Japan): 15+, Crime
COB (Australia): PG, Mild Violence
Q. Where can I purchase Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
A. You can purchase Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace on your Xbox and through the Web here, for your PS3 on the PlayStation® Network, and for your PC through Steam® here. The iPad® version is available on the App Store. Availability may vary by region and platform.
Q. In which countries can I purchase Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
A. On PC/Steam® and iPad, Duels of the Planeswalkers is being made available worldwide. Click here for the complete list of countries for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation® Network.
Q. How much does Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 cost?
A. The Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 base game is priced competitively at MSRP 800 MS Points for Xbox LIVE® or MSRP $9.99/£6.99/8,99€ for your PS3 through the PlayStation® Network, for your iPad® through the App Store, and for your PC through Steam®. Prices may vary by platform and region. Go to the specific sites to verify.
Q. Is additional downloadable content available?
A. Yes. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 offers a variety of downloadable game content as well as smaller DLC items such as deck unlocks and foils conversions.
Q. Can I purchase additional cards for my decks?
A. Yes. In Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, all the cards in the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 set are available by defeating opponents or through purchasing deck unlocks.
Q. What game modes are available?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 features a full single-player campaign game vs. AI opponents. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 also offers online multiplayer play with Two-Headed Giant; three- and four-player free-for-all play; and new Planechase mode, in which players battle while traveling through various planes using Planar and Phenomenon cards
Q. Is there trading in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 does not support trading; you can unlock all the cards in the game by simply playing or through purchasing deck unlocks.
Q. What are the multiplayer free-for-all rules?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 features free-for-all play, meaning the last player remaining wins. You can choose to play ranked games against random opponents or unranked games against your friends.
Q. How many players can play in a multiplayer game?
A. For Xbox, PSN, and Steam versions, up to four players can play online and up to four players can play in Two-Headed Giant or free-for-all games. The iPad version supports two-player matches with human players or you can play with three AI partners.
Q. Is Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 suitable for gamers unfamiliar with Magic: The Gathering or trading card games?
A. Yes! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is ideal for gamers regardless of their familiarity with Magic: The Gathering or trading card games. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is an excellent way to learn how to play the Magic: The Gathering trading card game.
Q. What features are there for new players?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 includes a tutorial where you learn while you play, in-game hints, and even an in-game rulebook and glossary.
Q. Can I create new decks or modify my deck?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 allows players to customize their decks by removing cards from their original pool and adding in cards they have unlocked through game play. Land cards are added automatically by the AI.
Q. What cards are featured in the game?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 features select cards from throughout the history of Magic: The Gathering up through the Magic 2013 core set.
Q. Are there achievements or trophies and, if so, what type?
A. There are twenty achievements to be earned in the base game for XBLA and Steam®, fourteen trophies for PSN, and twenty achievements on iPad. Each achievement/trophy is earned in a different way, including ranked match wins and meeting unique victory conditions. The twenty achievements on Xbox LIVE® are worth a total of 200 Gamerscore. The twenty achievements on iPad are worth a total of 200 points. The fourteen trophies on PSN are worth up to 315 points.
Q. Is Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 challenging for the experienced players?
A. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 has an advanced AI that can be adjusted to provide challenging game play for even skilled Magic: The Gathering players. Also, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 has ranked head-to-head competitive play on all four platforms.
Q. There's a promotional six-card booster pack available for purchasing Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 on XBLA, PSN, iPad, or Steam®. How do I determine if I'm eligible? Where can I get it?
A. First, please check your eligibility to participate and the restrictions by checking out the promotion Terms & Conditions here. If you are eligible you will need to follow the directions to register on the redemption web site and get your voucher. Take this voucher to a local participating retail location to collect your promo card. You can find participating stores here. Please note that stores participating in the Duels 2013 promotion are identified with a yellow *promotions bar at the bottom of their listing.
Q. What cards are available through this promotion?
A. There are three alternate art cards available: Primordial Hydra (Xbox), Vampire Nocturnus (PS3), and Serra Avatar (iPad & PC/Steam), each of which comes in a different six-Card Booster Pack.
Q. When does this promotion end?
A. This promotion runs through December 13, 2012, or while supplies last.
Q. What if I have questions or need customer support?
A. For questions related to the rules of Magic: The Gathering, the promotional six-card boosters or the game play of Duels of the Planeswalkers, please contact Wizards of the Coast:
Wizards of the Coast Game Support
U.S. and Canada: (800) 324-6496
Other countries: (425) 204-8069
Monday – Friday: 9 am to 6 pm Pacific
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm Pacific
For Germany and Austria:
+49 6103 3011 333
99 111 543
For the UK:
+800 22 427276
For the rest of Europe:
For platform technical questions, including problems with downloading, billing, account issues, or connecting to the platform with Duels of the Planeswalkers, please contact the platform's Customer Support.
Xbox Customer Support
Customer Support is available seven days a week including holidays in most regions.
United Kingdom: 0800-587-1102
España (Spain): 900-94-8952
New Zealand: 0508-555-592
PlayStation® Network Customer Support
U.S. and Canada: (800) 345-7669
Steam® Customer Support
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