Roughly sixteen years ago, MTG released Kamigawa, a block inspired by Japanese Shinto mythology which saw divided opinions from players. Soon after, Saviors and Betrayers of Kamigawa followed which saw some quirky cards and unique legendaries, making it a set to remember.
Set 2000 years later, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is the second return to the plane but offers a futuristic backdrop. Expect to see Ninjas, Samurais, and a cyberpunk feel to a once traditional plane. Announced late last year, the set will drop in the first quarter of 2022.
LATEST – Arena Release and Prerelease This Week!
It’s finally time to get to grips with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty as the set hits MTG Arena on Thursday, 10 February and prerelease on Friday, 11 February.
We’re going to have to wait another week or so for the full release which takes place on Friday, 18 February.
It’s been a bit of a rough time for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty as of late as leaks are coming thick and fast ahead of the set’s official reveal. We’ve been keeping you up to date on the latest as it happens.
We now know that the official kick-off stream will take place on Thursday, 27 January 2022 and will start preview season with a bang!
Release Date and Preview Schedule
Wizards of the Coast has announced that the first preview stream for the set will be held on December 16th, 2021 on WeeklyMTG, where we will see some new cards and get more information about the set. At present, the MTG Arena and Magic Online release date is February 11, with tabletop release falling on February 18.
- Prerelease: February 11–17, 2022
- Release: February 18, 2022
- Launch Party: February 18–20, 2022
These release dates are confirmed and will not be affected by any delays caused by production issues.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Mechanics
As it’s out next year, no mechanics are confirmed for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty yet. However, we could see a return of old Kamigawa mechanics such as Bushido, Soulshift, or Splice. Expect to see references to these mechanics to update them, or could just come back in their original form.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Products
As per with Standard releases, expect the complete range of MTG products available to pre-order soon. This would include Draft, Set, Collector Boosters, with Bundles and Pre-Release Kits slated too. Similar to Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad Crimson Vow, there could be two Commander preconstructed decks to go alongside the release.
We will update this article with more details as more information comes out so be sure to bookmark this page to get the latest scoop.