Hasbro has announced that Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed cards will appear in Magic: The Gathering. Players can expect them some time in 2024. This news came out during Hasbro’s Investor Day, and they will be part of the Universes Beyond Initiative. [Thanks, IGN!]
There are no details about what characters will appear from the series, but Cynthia Williams (Wizards of the Coast president) has commented that the releases would appear “from 2024.” Williams has not mentioned if the Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed cards would be individual cards available through Secret Lair drops, or pre-made decks.
During the announcement, Williams commented that 2022 would be the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy and the 15th anniversary of Assassin’s Creed. Both franchises are still releasing games, with Final Fantasy XVI set to come out in Summer 2023. Meanwhile, Ubisoft announced three upcoming Assassin’s Creed games during the Ubisoft Forward in September 2022.
Other IPs that Hasbro previously collaborated with for the Universes Beyond Initiative include Fortnite and Lord of the Rings. The Fortnite cards are Secret Lair drops that are reprints of existing Magic cards. Meanwhile, the Lord of the Rings cards will appear as an entire complete set.
The Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed cards for Magic: The Gathering will appear some time in 2024.