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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
 
 
 
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
Neon Dynasty logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Design Mark Rosewater (lead)
Release date February 18, 2022
Expansion code NEO[1]
Development codename Hockey
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Challenger Decks 2022 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Unfinity

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is the 91st Magic expansion. It will be released on February 18, 2022.[2][3]

Set details[]

Key art featuring Kaito

Mochi gamer pouch from Ultra•PRO

Public domain name registries connected to this name were filed by NetworkSolutions in October, 2020.[4] A further registration with the gg domain was filed by Wizards itself in May 2021.[5] The set was already hinted at in a public Magic survey from November 19, 2019 that featured multiple pieces of Planeswalker art with descriptions referencing a future Kamigawa.[6] The setting is described as Magic: The Gathering's first science fiction plane.[3]

Storyline[]

Neon Dynasty is set in the current era on Kamigawa, more than 1200 years after conclusion of the original Kamigawa block in 3326 AR.[7][8][9] The plane's feudal past has met futuristic modernity, with ninjas and samurai now carrying a cyberpunk aesthetic.

The set features the new planeswalker Kaito, a cyber ninja.[7] The current emperor of Kamigawa is "someone familiar."[7]

Marketing[]

Events[]

Themes and mechanics[]

The designers have taken some design elements from the first block and meshed them with science fiction elements.[7] The set features new and returning mechanics.[3]

References[]

  1. Evan Erwin (November 23, 2021). "@wizards_magic can you share/confirm the three letter set code for Kamigawa Neon Dynasty?". Twitter.
  2. Adam Styborski (August 24, 2021). "What Happened In Magic Showcase 2021?". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b c d WPN (October 25, 2021). "Mark Your Calendars! Important Dates for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty". Wizards Play Network.
  4. Mtgspoilerthrowawayaccount (October 14, 2020). "The MTG Spoiler Thing". Coolstuffinc.com.
  5. Paynswalker (May 5, 2021). "The Hot New Trend in MTG Domains (and a minor confirmation)". Reddit.
  6. Public Magic survey. Imgur mirror (November 19, 2019).
  7. a b c d Magic Showcase 2021 (live) (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 24, 2021).
  8. Mark Rosewater (August 24, 2021). "Is Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty concurrent with the rest of Magic's story, or is it set in the future?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  9. Mark Rosewater (August 25, 2021). "The numbers". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  10. Wizards of the Coast (November 2, 2021). "Dates to Know for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty and More in 2022". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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