The next instalment in the Magic: The Gathering franchise, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
will be bringing the trading cards back to XBLA this summer. The game will include new Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges and new game modes, including a "new-to-digital multiplayer game mode called Archenemy where players gather up to two allies and team up against the AI."
Magic: The Gathering brand manager Paul Levy confirmed in an interview with G4
, that this game will not be backwards compatible with Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planewalkers
. The game will be making an appearance at PAX East, and more details will be announced closer to the release date.