Late last week, we compiled together all known information for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering expansion, Kaldheim as we confirmed the MTG Arena release date to be January 28, 2021!
Well, Wizards of the Coast are calling this week “Week of Metal” as a preview of the preview season, which is to officially debut January 7, 2021 at 8 AM PST on Magic’s official Twitch channel. This means showcasing and teasing what’s to come in the set, including spoilers!
Today, they confirm a bunch of information already leaked to the public so far. Artwork from the set, product images and introduction to two new Planeswalkers, Tyvar Kell and Niko Aris! Check out the official post below, as well as the individual articles that tell us how the new Planeswalkers were created (Source: magic.wizards.com):
- Creating Tyvar Kell: Elf King Harald’s younger brother
- Creating Niko Aris: A blue mage from Theros, hunted down by Klothys
Vikings. Gods. Myths. Legends. So many beards. Kaldheim is coming to #*$&ing melt your mind hole.
Kaldheim is nearly here, and with it comes some of the baddest, most unapologetically awesome characters, cards, and styles Magic has ever seen. To introduce you to this world, we’re hosting Magic‘s Week of Metal all this week as a glimpse into the world that will debut January 7 to kick off preview season in full.
A preview for a preview? Yeah. What of it?
Here’s some stuff.
Previews – We’ll have some starting today through Thursday with previews from some truly metal bands. Then we kick things up again January 7.
Debut day – January 7, 9 a.m. PT, twitch.tv/magic. Be there.
Magic: The Gathering Arena Launch – January 28
Magic: The Gathering Online Launch – Also January 28
Prerelease – Starts January 29
Available basically &#^%ing everywhere – February 5
How freaking awesome is Kaldheim? Ask them:
They live here. It’s $#%ing *$&#().
We’re also going to see and meet some pretty bad@$$ Planeswalkers. You’ll be seeing them freaking everywhere. On some posters:
Including the most metal booster pack we’ve ever printed for Kaldheim‘s Collector Boosters.
Stay tuned all week for Magic‘s Week of Metal. There’s going to be a ton of content. Some previews, some art, maybe a teaser or two. Then come back January 7 at 9 a.m. on twitch.tv/magic as we run head-on into Kaldheim.