About ten years ago, MTG released Innistrad, a plane that encompasses gothic and Lovecraftian horror. The original Innistrad set offered an abundance of powerful cards, flavorful design, and a memorable draft set. As a result, the original Innistrad set became one of the most loved by players, which saw a revisit in 2016 with Shadows Over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon.
Now, we’re back for a third time with an emphasis on Werewolves with the second Innistrad offering, Crimson Vow focusing on Vampires. Both of these sets will be Standard legal and available on MTG Arena and Magic Online. With that out of the way, let’s recap on what we know about Midnight Hunt so far.
Release Date and Preview Schedule
On Aug 5, we got some tasters of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt from the Weekly MTG stream on Twitch. There will be Planeswalkers, Werewolves, and some lovely looking full-art basics to acquire!
Previews begin on September 2 as revealed by Lead Designer Mark Rosewater on his Blogatog.
If you want to sink your teeth in further, we have a dedicated preview gallery for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt which will be updated as cards are revealed.
Either way, the expected release date for the gothic horror set is September 24 for tabletop, with pre-releases happening on September 17. Magic Online and MTG Arena release is slated for September 16, with Commander party events occurring on October 30-31.
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Mechanics
We’ve had a taste of what is to come in Midnight Hunt with a smattering of mechanics previewed so far. Unsurprisingly, Flashback returns since it was first introduced in Odyssey and popularised on Innistrad.
It’s been revealed that Daybound/Nightbound, Coven, Decayed and Disturb are the new mechanics for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt.
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Products
Innistrad Midnight Hunt will be available to preorder over at Amazon and TCGplayer later this summer. It’s expected we’ll see the following products in the set.
With the Commander decks, these have been confirmed for this set release. As such, the pre-constructed decks will feature 15 new cards each, including new legendary creature cards to switch as your Commander similar to previous releases. These Commander decks are called ‘Coven Counters’ and ‘Undead Unleashed’, with Leinore, Autumn Sovereign, and Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver leading the charge.
While Midnight Hunt is a little while away, we’ll update this page with more information when we have it.