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SOE and Wizards of the Coast team for new TBS

PC and PS3 title based on Magic: The Gathering due next year

Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast are teaming up for a new real-time strategy title based on popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering.

Due for PC in early 2010 and the PlayStation 3 at a later date, Magic: The Gathering – Tactics is in development at SOE's Denver studio.

"By collaborating with Wizards of the Coast, we're able to combine the strengths of both companies to develop an innovative, online, 3D game based on an extremely popular IP," offered John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. "We're going to be taking the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse places players have never seen."

The game promises single and online multiplayer content, with regular expansions, tournaments, achievements and rankings, as well as original stories based on the franchise.

"The growing Magic: The Gathering community has an insatiable desire for great strategic game experiences. Sony Online Entertainment is the perfect partner to transform the best of Magic's story, strategy and competitive play into a fantastic Tactics game experience for current and new Magic fans," added Greg Leeds, president of Wizards of the Coast.

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