Wizards of the Coast (WotC)’s parent company, Hasbro, has announced that Universes Beyond will continue its expansion with two new properties — Final Fantasy and Assassin’s Creed.
Revealed during Hasbro’s Investor Day 2022 presentation this morning, WotC President Cynthia Shepard shared that the two iconic franchises will appear within Magic: The Gathering some time in 2024, joining the ranks of The Walking Dead, Fortnite, Stranger Things, Street Fighter, and many more. Shepard did not elaborate on whether these products will be full sets, Secret Lairs, or Commander decks, however the past successes of Universes Beyond releases give both fandoms something to look forward to regardless of what shape they end up taking.
According to finance data shared during the presentation, it’s clear that for fans, seeing their most beloved characters represented on Magic cards through Universes Beyond has been a huge success, and the overall uptick in new products has generated a staggering amount of revenue.
While some oppose the new, near-constant stream of Magic products, the brand’s “tentpole release” structure undoubtedly works, and has put WotC in a position to generate $1 billion in annual revenue – a first for an individual Hasbro subsidiary.
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