Attention Magic the Gathering fans! Sony Online Entertainment LLC is scheduled to release Magic: The Gathering – Tactics™, a free-to-play game, on the PC today, January 18, 2011. Players now have another avenue for game play excitement, enjoying the magic and adventure you know and love now on your computer.

Players worldwide will experience a new aspect of Magic: The Gathering® as Wizards of the Coast’s renowned trading card game and its iconic creatures, characters and spells are brought to life for the first time in a fully realized 3D environment. Free to download and play, registered players will be able to compete online against opponents around the world in a tournament fashion or partake in the challenging opening chapter of the game’s story-driven campaign. In this game, players will be able to build more powerful spell books by obtaining booster packs and taking on supplementary campaign chapters through the game’s integrated story.

Players intially take on the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful mage who can cast devastating spells such as Fireball, Doom Blade, Pacifism and Lightning Bolt and can command incredible creatures like the Serra Angel, Lord of the Pit or Reya Dawnbringer.

Magic: The Gathering – Tactics is scheduled to release for digital download on the PC platform today and is expected to be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system later in 2011.

ESRB Rating: Teen with content descriptors Mild Blood and Mild Fantasy Violence. For more information on Magic: The Gathering – Tactics, visit and