Wizards of the Coast’s globally revered Magic: The Gathering has struck upon a ‘one-of-a-kind crossover with AMC’s The Walking Dead, to bring a super-limited-edition drop to the strategy card gaming franchise called The Walking Dead Secret Lair.
The drop will include an all-premium foil set of cards, with all but one of them being revealed in the coming weeks, and the last in the series being kept a secret for players to discover.
AMC’s The Walking Dead Secret Lair series will be open for pre-order for a limited time between October 4th and October 12th this year, coinciding with AMC’s We are The Walking Dead Weekend that will kick off with The Walking Dead Special Event: The Whisperer War Final Showdown. This will be followed by the premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and ending with a special episode of The Walking Dead in which fans can anticipate an unboxing and preview of the cards.
“Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to collaborate with AMC to bring these iconic characters to the greatest strategy card game,” said Bill Rose, SVP of Magic: The Gathering design and development, Wizards of the Coast.
“We can’t wait for fans of both Magic: The Gathering and AMC’s The Walking Dead to discover fun new ways to play when they add this Secret Lair drop to their collection.”
Clayton Neuman, VP of games for AMC, added: “Magic: The Gathering is one of the most seminal works in the history of gaming. So, we were beyond thrilled to work with Wizards to pair it with one of the most beloved series in the history of television.
“These cards are a perfect blend of the two universes, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them and discover all the tricks we’ve hidden up our sleeves.”
The cards included in this very special Secret Lair drop will be completely new to Magic: The Gathering, depicting the iconic characters of the long-running and critically acclaimed TV Series. The included cards have never been seen before in Magic: The Gathering and bring unique gameplay and text different from any other printed cards, which will only be legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander.
Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair is a collection of curated, limited-edition releases featuring some of the most exciting artists working today. The most recent drop celebrated a fan-favorite Magic character with Yargle Day on September 3rd, having previously launched other drops with varied themes, such as supporting International Women’s day, collaborating with Wizard of Barge for an oozing, all-slime crossover, or getting involved with International Dog day.