- A new sensory exhibition that takes you into the world of Magic: The Gathering in VR or on your PC
- 83 artists will participate including Tetsuo Hara and other leading Japanese artists
Wizards of the Coast (headquartered in Renton, Washington, United States; Chris Cocks, CEO), a global game company that produces and markets Magic: The Gathering (“Magic” below), the original strategy trading card game with more than 40 million players and fans worldwide, announced that along with the release of its new set “Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty,” the “Magic: The Gathering Virtual Art Exhibition – 83 Artists who Drew the World of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty” will be open to the public from 18 February 2022.
The exhibition will allow viewers to experience the wonderful art of Magic – one of its strengths – with a new VR viewing experience. This exhibition can also be enjoyed on a PC (Windows only) at https://mtg-kamigawa-vr.art.
The VR Exhibition will be available in selected Asian countries (Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand) in WPN (Wizards Play Network) stores1 from 18 to 24 February 2022 (store 1 Refer to Annex for the Store List opening hours apply). Events technology company One World Rental is the VR hardware partner for the exhibition.
An interactive art exhibition in VR for fans around the world to enjoy from home
In conjunction with the release of the new Magic: The Gathering set “Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty” on Friday, February 18th, the “Magic: The Gathering Virtual Art Exhibition – 83 Artists who Drew the World of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty” will start the same day. It will be an interactive art exhibition that allows viewers to actively enjoy the art through VR and gameplay elements.
One can enjoy the experience of going around the exhibition while talking with other participants around the world remotely from home via PC or VR device. The exhibition, a new kind of sensation allowing you to fully experience the world of the new set “Kamigawa Neon Dynasty,” will continue until 24 February. Take this opportunity to experience a new type of art exhibition for the VR age.
134 pieces by Tetsuo Hara of “Fist of the North Star,” Yoji Shinkawa, Katsuya Terada, and others
The art exhibition will feature card art from “Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty,” drawn by 83 artists – mostly from Japan. Among the works on display will be cards drawn by Tetsuo Hara of “Fist of the North Star” fame, Yoji Shinkawa (Art Director KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS Co., Ltd. ), and Katsuya Terada (the character designer of “Kamen Rider W”).
This exhibition not only allows you to enjoy the world of Magic and card art through VR, but also has various tricks. For instance, your avatar will evolve according to the cards you get and depending on how successful you are at capturing them. Also, special content such as 3D characters appearing from cards; characters appear to multiple people at one time for a shared experience; and photos can be taken.
About the “Magic: The Gathering Virtual Art Exhibition”
The exhibition will feature 134 pieces of card art by 83 artists. Visitors will witness the beauty and power of Magic art as well as enjoy five different content features that will allow them to enjoy the Magic world on a deeper level.