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As previously announced, the second Expansion for Duels of the Planeswalkers has arrived and will be releasing on Xbox Live tomorrow, May 12th! Here is the official announcement.

[easybox]OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Duels of the Planeswalkers Heats up on Xbox LIVE Arcade

Wizards of the Coast Announces New Expansion

May 11, 2010, Renton, Wash. — Wizards of the Coast today announced that the second expansion for Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers will be available May 12, 2010 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

With the new expansion, Magic: The Gathering and video game fans worldwide can play with new decks, experience never-before-seen challenges, and battle new adversaries. This new downloadable content will allow players to battle the ancient vampire Sorin Markov and features the following updates:

* Three new playable decks, including Nicol Bolas’ “Eons of Evil” Planeswalker deck

* Three new unlockable cards for each of the eight original decks plus the three decks from the first Duels of the Planeswalkers expansion

* Five new puzzling challenge levels

* Three new achievements

* Host migration for multiplayer

* Avatar attire awards

Players can also put their spell-slinging skills to the test to defeat the new single-player campaign and unlock Rhys the Redeemed’s and Chandra Nalaar’s new Planeswalker decks. For those looking for an additional challenge, check out Frag Doll Friday on May 14 from 6-8 PM Pacific and take down these well known girl-gamers as they test out the new expansion. Click here for more details.

The Duels of the Planeswalkers second expansion is priced at 400 Microsoft Points. ESRB Rating: TEEN with Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violent References.

About Duels of the Planeswalkers

Duels of the Planeswalkers brings the Magic: The Gathering trading card game to the digital space with crisp 3D graphics and animations, robust PVE and PVP game play and an intuitive user interface, giving new players and Magic fans alike an attractive and innovative way to play.

Players can opt to battle real life opponents using Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE service offerings or play through an extensive single-player campaign. With rich single and multiplayer game play scenarios, Duels of the Planeswalkers offers an unrivaled depth in which each game is different from the last. For additional information on Duels of the Planeswalkers, please visit: www.duelsoftheplaneswalkers.com.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers, Magic and Dungeons & Dragons are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners. ©2010 Wizards.[/easybox]

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