VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA

Explore The Seventh Hardcover Installment Of VIZ Media’s Acclaimed Series Celebrating The Bestselling Strategy Magic: The Gathering Card Game
 
San Francisco, CA, July 26, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media),a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, detailed the expansion of its sizable Magic: The Gathering® catalog during its official panel held this past weekend at Comic-Con International with the addition of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA.

The forthcoming art book is the seventh installment in VIZ Media’s continuing series of hardcover editions celebrating the incredible artwork, lore, and characters of Magic: The Gathering™ and is scheduled for an exclusive print-only release in January 2019.

Written by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt the new book will take readers on a fantastic journey through the City of Ravnica.An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. In this sprawling city, ten guilds are locked in a perpetual struggle for influence and dominance, each one seeking to advance its own agenda and philosophy—and now it’s time to choose your place in this conflict. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you’ll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks. Choose your guild and take your place in Ravnica, the greatest city in the Multiverse!

“Ravnica is a vast metropolis that houses ten unique guilds vying for power,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “The new ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERINGRAVNICA book illustrates the specific cultures and traits of each guild, as well as giving readers the official lowdown on the plane’s creatures, characters, and locales.”

Throughout its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has over tens of millions of fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

VIZ Media’s catalog of MAGIC: THE GATHERING titles includes THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—DOMINARIA, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—IXALAN, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—KALADESH, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—INNISTRAD, and THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—ZENDIKAR. Each hardcover edition contains specially curated collections of plane-specific illustrations from Wizards of the Coast’s popular strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering

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About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

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