In an X post, Disney Lorcana shared a teaser of what to expect in the second quarter of 2024 — that both official fan events and a competitive Disney Lorcana circuit are coming soon.
Official Disney Lorcana Fan Events and Competitive Lorcana Circuit Announced
According to the officially released information, “starting in Q2 2024, [Disney Lorcana] will have both official fan events and an official competitive circuit. Fan events will be a way for Disney fans to come together to share their love of Disney Lorcana even if they may not necessarily play the game.”
The competitive circuit, also announced today, October 25, 2023, will commence in Q2 2024. While there are tournament guidelines and other policies on the official website for the trading card game, Lorcana will share regular updates as they “align globally and take in feedback” from players to improve competitive play.
In addition to these announced events, they also shared that “you can also expect exclusives for each of these types of event.” No further details were released about what types of exclusives will be released.
Are you hoping to join the competitive circuit for Disney Lorcana? What’s your ink combination that you’re playing right now? Let us know in the comments.
Magic: The Gathering Announces Upcoming Collaboration with Marvel
If Disney Lorcana isn’t your style, Wizards of the Coast also made a big announcement earlier this week: Marvel’s iconic superheroes and villains will be included in the popular Magic: The Gathering tabletop game.
The collaboration was announced via a short video uploaded to the official Magic: The Gathering YouTube channel on October 23. The collaboration will be part of the trading card game’s “Universes Beyond” series, a line that introduces several intellectual properties not typically associated with “Magic” into the game. Wizards of the Coast described the collaboration on its official website with the following blurb:
Titans of entertainment found in stores worldwide, Magic: The Gathering—one of the world’s most popular trading card games—and Marvel—one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies—are collaborating to share fan-favorite Super Heroes, villains, and more through amazing tabletop gameplay.Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering is a popular collectible trading card game that, according to Wizards of the Coast, has more than 50 million fans across more than 150 countries. The game allows players to construct different decks of cards and deploy them against other players, either in person or, in more recent years, via web and mobile applications.
Marvel is arguably one of the most beloved intellectual properties in contemporary media, with its “Marvel Cinematic Universe” series of films grossing billions of dollars at the worldwide box office over the past decade-plus. The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009, with the latter company since becoming one of the former’s entertainment pillars. Marvel films are consistently among The Walt Disney Company’s top box office earners, Marvel-branded content is frequently produced for the Disney+ streaming service, and Marvel characters have been introduced into themed attractions and lands at several of Disney’s global parks.
The upcoming collaboration between Magic: The Gathering and Marvel is a welcomed surprise, especially considering Marvel’s past foray into the digital collectible card game sphere in the form of “Marvel Snap.” Released in 2022, the game was introduced as a competitor, of sorts, for Magic: The Gathering Arena and Hearthstone (developed by Blizzard Entertainment), two popular digital collectible card games.
Though speculation at this point, the Magic: The Gathering and Marvel collaboration could also potentially muddy the water for the latter brand’s ultimate introduction into Disney: Lorcana, a Disney-centric trading card game developed by Ravensburger that was released earlier this year.