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Street Fighter is Crossing Over With Magic The Gathering

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Magic: The Gathering's newest Secret Lair drop will feature several of Street Fighter's most popular characters, from Ryu to Chun-Li and more.

p>As one of the oldest and most highly revered collectible card games in the world, Magic: The Gathering has been no stranger to collaborations and tie-ins with some of the biggest names in the world of gaming. From card art created by prolific artists like Death Stranding's Yoji Shinkawa to last year's highly publicized expansion featuring another iconic tabletop game in Dungeons and Dragons, the nearly 30-year-old card game has seen its fair share of major crossovers with the most recent bringing in one of the most widely recognized franchises in gaming.

Magic: The Gathering's Secret Lair sets have introduced some of the most popular franchises in gaming and pop culture into the long-running card game. The franchise has seen tie-in cards published for a limited time featuring franchises like Stranger Things and The Walking Dead, while the card game has already confirmed future Secret Drops for Riot Games' popular animated series Arcane as well as Fortnite. Announced alongside Fortnite's addition to the card game was another iconic piece of video game history in Street Fighter, with Wizards of the Coast recently revealing the cards to be featured for the crossover.

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Wizards of the Coast officially unveiled the eight cards to be featured in the Street Fighter Secret Lair with several of the franchise's most iconic characters represented through the crossover. Fans of Street Fighter will be able to purchase cards featuring characters like Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and Guile directly from Wizards through the Secret Lair website, with the promotion running through March 18. While Wizards of the Coast's Mark Heggen has said that the cards were designed with Magic's Commander format in mind, they will be legal to play in other formats like Vintage and Legacy.

Street Fighter will be joined in the February Superdrop alongside several other promotional cards with many tying into Magic: The Gathering's most recent set, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. The limited-time printing will also feature cards based on the official manga for the Japan-themed set from artist Riyou Kamei, chibi-styled planeswalkers from artist Uta Natsume, and full-art lands based on Japanese "Ukiyo-e" style woodblock paintings.

The collaboration with Magic: The Gathering comes at an opportune time for Street Fighter as the franchise prepares for several major events. Alongside the Season Final for the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 this coming weekend featuring some of the world's best Street Fighter players, rumors have also begun to swirl that the tournament will feature the long-awaited announcement of Street Fighter 6. Between the Magic: The Gathering crossover and one of the biggest competitive events of the year, Street Fighter is looking poised to make waves in the gaming industry soon.

Magic: The Gathering is available now physically at game shops, and digitally on Mobile and PC through Magic: The Gathering Arena.

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Source: IGN

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