The time has come for Magic players and fans worldwide to rival the gods in the third and final set of the Theros block - Journey into Nyx!
Theros - a bright plane inspired by ancient Greek mythology, and filled with gods, heroes, and monsters - has become a battlefield. The gods have sent their forces against the mortals to punish the hubris of a few. But the mortals have risen up in defiance and the time has come when you will be tested against a god. To find out more about the background story watch the Journey into Nyx trailer here.
Journey into Nyx features 165 new cards including the brand-new Planeswalker card Ajani, Mentor of Heroes and 5 new two-color gods. The set also introduces two never-seen-before mechanics - Constellation and Strive.
Journey into Nyx is not just the final set in the Theros block but also the epic conclusion of the Hero’s Path – a Magic entertainment experience made up of different quests that include puzzles, battles and rewards, all of which happen at local game stores during Prerelease, Launch Weekend and Game Day.
- Prerelease: April 26 – 27
The Journey into Nyx Prerelease is a sneak peek opportunity for players can try out the new cards and mechanics of Journey into Nyx for the first time at their local game store, before they are widely released. They will also enter the seventh quest of their Hero’s Path where they’ll be asked to Forge a Godslayer and select a Prerelease Pack that best represents their approach. More information about the Prerelease can be found here.
- Launch Weekend: May 2 – 4
During Launch Weekend players will be asked to solve a mysterious puzzle as they face the eighth quest on the Hero’s Path. May 2 is also the day Journey into Nyx goes on sale – players will be able to purchase Booster Packs, Intro Packs and the Fat Pack. Visit our product page for more information.
- Pro Tour Journey into Nyx: May 16 – 18
Held in Atlanta, USA, Pro Tour Journey into Nyx features the completion of Theros block and the debut of the new Journey into Nyx set on the premier-play stage. The world’s top players will battle for fame, glory, and $250,000 in cash prizes in the Theros Block Constructed and Theros Block Booster Draft formats. On all 3 days there will be extensive LIVE video coverage at twitch.tv/magic. Full event details and webcast schedule can be found here.
During Sunday’s live broadcast, we will also exclusively be revealing the name and details of Magic’s fall 2014 set release, currently codenamed “Huey” – tune in to find out where we’re heading next…
- Game Day: May 24 – 25
Game Day is the ninth and final quest on the Hero’s Path and players will face their destiny by attempting to become the champion of their local store! They can also pit their Standard deck against a self-running Challenge Deck simulating a battle against the god Xenagos and his followers. Players will be able to purchase their own Challenge Deck to play at home too. Additionally, they’ll be able to get their hands on the Journey into Nyx Event Deck - a ready to play 60-card deck perfect for any Standard tournament. More information about Game Day can be found here.
- Grand Prix Manchester: May 30 – June 1
Magic players of the UK and Europe will congregate at Event City in Manchester for a weekend festival of Magic! Grand Prix are the largest open events Magic offers, boasting a minimum prize pool of $35,000, with UK Grand Prix typically seeing an attendance of around 2000 players. Whether you’re a Magic veteran or brand new player, this is sure to be the highlight of your year, and is a can’t-miss event!