MTG Arena China Features New Card Artwork

Wizards of the Coast are partnering with Tencent to bring MTG Arena across Asia. The Chinese version is about to enter beta in a few days, with the caveat that the sets available are from Guilds of Ravnica to Core Set 2020 and expanding from there. What caught our attention the numerous alternate artwork to pre-existing cards to comply with the standards. For example, cards depicting skeletons or blood cannot be shown on the image.

While some of the art is merely a “spot the difference” ordeal, some cards had their art completely reworked. Check some of the examples below – the left is the new art, and the right side is the original art.

Time Wipe
Cavalcade of Calamity
Kaya’s Wrath
Bankrupt in Blood
Dungeon Geists
Rotting Regisaur
Legion’s End
Doom Whisperer

Click on the imgur gallery to view the complete collection! If anything, it was a good memory test for us to recall the card names of some of these illustrations, as well as spotting the obscure differences that was made. What do you find the most interesting? Let us know in the comments below! You can also check out the official MTG Arena China website here.



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2 Responses

  1. A. Nonny-mouse says:

    I prefer most of the Chinese version art. For me, the morbid or sado-masochistic art has been the only reason I wouldn’t heartily recommend the game for younger plays. I don’t even like much of the red/black blood/death art.

  2. G Lawrence says:

    I prefer the Chinese art too, more subtle, murder doesnt have to show a guy impaled on a sword this is a game even kids should want to pick up