28, Feb, 21

Magic: Legends Reveals When The Game Takes Place & 3 Key Characters

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Article at a Glance

Here’s when Magic: Legends take place, and 3 key characters revealed!

Magic: Legends, the upcoming action role-playing game from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World, will feature key characters from the lore of the popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. In a recent blog post, the official Magic: Legends website revealed that the game takes place in a time of building tensions: after the Great Mending of Dominaria, and before the Hour of Devastation on Amonkhet.

The developers also revealed three key characters fans of Magic: The Gathering would recognize: Nissa Revane, Josu Vess, and Ral Zarek. It looks like the developers of this ARPG has created faithful representations of these characters in the game.

Check them out:

HERO: Nissa Revane

Cryptic Studios/ Perfect World

“One of the most recognizable and popular Planeswalkers from the Magic Multiverse, Nissa is a Planeswalker from the plane of Zendikar. Plagued by visions as a child, her mother and she were considered the last animists of the Joraga tribe on the continent of Bala Ged. Numa, the chief of the Joraga, believed their very presence amongst the tribe would anger Zendikar and bring about the Roil. Worried that Numa’s interpretation of her visions may be correct, Nissa ran away from her beloved home in hopes of saving her people. While surviving in the wild jungles alone, she met the very soul of Zendikar itself and received visions of a horror in the mountains causing Zendikar great pain. Wanting to help, she traveled to the mountains of Akoum and tried in vain to vanquish this great threat. The horrific darkness surrounded her and showed her the monster hiding in the mountain, the sight of which ignited her spark and sent her hurtling through the Blind Eternities.”

VILLAIN: Jossu Vess

Cryptic Studios/ Perfect World

“When it comes to villains, Josu Vess stands out as a storied figure worthy of discussion. In life on the plane of Dominaria, his father’s enemies poisoned him with a mage-blade. His sister, the famed Planeswalker Lilianna Vess, was sent on a quest to find an Esis Tree, the roots of which they believed could cure his ailment. While searching for the elusive tree, she encountered a man who said the Esis Tree was no more, but he could provide her with a better cure. She took him up on his offer, a mistake that would bring her family’s house to ruin. The cure did away with Josu’s affliction, but filled him with blind rage that robbed him of all sanity. He was imprisoned and denied human contact, which eroded any lasting remnant of his humanity. That is until a demon named Belzenlok found him and made him a lich lord of the Cabal.”

HERO: Ral Zarek

Cryptic Studios/ Perfect World

“Originally growing up in a small district within the city-plane of Ravnica, Ral Zarek is considered to be one of the brightest storm mages of his time. While he was picked on as a child, often called a “rain mage”, he learned to overcome this and make a name for himself. He found his way to the Tenth District where he studied the guilds of Ravnica in depth, taking a particular interest in the venerable dragon Niv-Mizzet and his guild, the Izzet League. Through perseverance and hard work, Ral proved himself worthy and was welcomed into the Izzet League as a guildmage.”

Magic: Legends Open Beta is scheduled to begin on March 23 for the PC; for other details and how to sign up, click here. It will be fully released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year. You can sign up for Open Beta here

*MTG Rocks is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more