So if you tap one blue and two colorless can you start playing the Godzilla theme by Akira Ifukube? Or— can Godzilla’s atomic breath a mana ability to wipe a board?
These are questions some Godzilla fans will begin to ask themselves as today Wizards of the Coast announced that Hasbro, and Toho have joined forces to bring us quite possibly the greatest crossover we’ll see this year, Godzilla/Magic: The Gathering. In the latest set from the collectible card game, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths there will sixteen cards (with three exclusive cards that’ll only be found in the Japanese release) that will have alternate art of the iconic monsters from Toho.
Here’s the debut trailer Wizards posted in announcing the massive x-over:
Wizards of the Coast Brings the King of Monsters to Magic: The Gathering with Godzilla Series Monsters
TOHO’s iconic monsters will appear in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering premier card set
RENTON, WA—The King of Monsters makes his debut in Magic: The Gathering! Wizards of the Coast, in a groundbreaking collaboration with TOHO CO., LTD, is proud to announce that the iconic monsters from the Godzilla franchise are coming to Magic: The Gathering. The Godzilla Series Monster cards are a special feature of the upcoming premier card set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is the spring 2020 premier card set for Magic: The Gathering and introduces players to a brand new world full of incredible monsters and the humans that bond with them. The set introduces players to Lukka, a proud member of the Coppercoats, the military unit that protects the city of Drannith from Ikoria’s savage monsters. Lukka’s world is forever changed when he forms a mystical connection with a ferocious, winged cat. Such bonds are treasonous in Drannith, forcing Lukka to flee from the very home he was sworn to protect. Now an outcast monster “bonder,” Lukka must survive the wilds of Ikoria with the help of planeswaker Vivien Reid.
Each Godzilla Monster Series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise as a Magic card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. There will be a total of 16 Godzilla Series Monster cards available in English, with three more available only in Japanese.
Fans will only be able to obtain Godzilla, King of the Monsters (while supplies last) by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoth Collector Boosters will also contain two random Godzilla Series Monster cards. The Godzilla Series Monster cards will not appear in draft booster packs.
The Godzilla Series Monster cards will also appear in Magic: The Gathering Arena as card styles. Players will receive the card styles as a special bonus when purchasing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoth bundles of six or more booster packs inside the Magic: The Gathering Arena client.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases April 16, 2020 on Magic: The Gathering Arena, with full retail store worldwide release on May 15, 2020. For more information, see Ikoria.com.
And here’s all the variant alternate art, with the Toho Kaiju listed with the original regular creature text right below it. Like so:
Here’s the official alternate art:
Wait… How is it the Dorat’s creature type is listed as “faire dragon” but King Ghidorah isn’t listed as a “legendary dragon”.
One job Wizards of the Coast you had– AND YOU FAILED!!! You have nightmare elementals and dinosaurs. Okay, I get that, but you don’t mislabel the freaking space dragon as a “dinosaur” and not a dragon. I demand a change to the creature text because if you don’t I don’t care how much trouble I’m getting but I’m modding the card and putting “dragon” on it.
Literally, one job Wizards! ONE JOB!! YOU FAILED AT THE SIMPLEST THING!
I’m still buying these all.