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.
Release Date and Preview Schedule
Wizards of the Coast haven’t revealed any new cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty yet, but expect the cards to drop around January leading up to the release. 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 for now, but could fall back a week or two given the recent distribution issues which saw Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow delayed by a week.
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.
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