Weekly MTG Unveils First Previews From Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Feast your eyes on a new planeswalker, full-art basic lands, and a whole lot more.

Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire illustrated by ZOUNOSE

Weekly MTG offered a first look at cards and art from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, including a new planeswalker, returning legends, and stunning full-art basic lands.

Blake Rasmussen was joined by Grace Fong, a member of the narrative design team, and Mark Rosewater, the lead vision and exploratory designer for the set, to start the hype train for Magic’s next expansion. The trio first showed off some of the packaging, ranging from boosters to bundles and prerelease packs.

They also provided some of the art for the new versions of Eiganjo and Boseiju.

Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire, illustrated by ZOUNOSE
Boseiju, Who Endures, illustrated by ESUTHIO

From there, they previewed the newest planeswalker — Kaito Shizuki!

Two words: Ninja. Planeswalker.

Kaito protects himself on the first turn thanks to his ability that triggers if he entered the battlefield this turn. Kaito phases out at the beginning of your end step, which means he will phase in on your next turn and be there for good, as phasing in doesn’t trigger enter the battlefield abilities.

His loyalty abilities encourage attacking and the beloved ninja-playstyle. In fact, his ultimate is a twist on ninjutsu via an emblem.

Next up was the return of legendary Dragon Spirts, which will be a cycle, starting with Atsushi, the Blazing Sky.

The cycle will all have two options to pick from upon death and we can expect at least one from each color similar to the original cycle.

Hidetsugu returns in his Ogre Demon form as Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos.

Rosewater teased that Hidetsugu plays well with the mechanics coming in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. On top of his special booster fun Soft Glow variant, he will also have an incredibly rare version called Neon Ink.

The Neon Ink variants will have a new special foiling process that will make them feel like they glow on top of looking like it. The yellow version will be available as a promo given to WPN Premium stores, while the other three will only be found in Collector Boosters. The blue variant will appear in less than 1% of Collector Boosters, and the green and red versions will be even less common.

The final previews are the jaw-dropping full-art basic lands. Each basic land receives two different pieces of art. Check out all ten Ukiyo-e basic lands below:

Draft and Set Boosters will contain a full-art land one third of the time, with the other packs containing normal basic lands. Collector Boosters will always have at least one foil full-art basic land.

Official previews for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty begin on January 27. The set will release on MTG Arena and Magic Online on February 10. Worldwide release is scheduled for February 18. Read more from the official article detailing the new set from WotC.