FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIZ MEDIA RELEASES THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA
Explore The Immense And Surreal Cityscape of Ravnica In The Latest Art Book Celebrating Magic: The Gathering
San Francisco, CA, December 3, 2018 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, celebrates the highly anticipated Ravnica deck with the release of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA on January 1st.
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA is the seventh installment in VIZ Media’s series of hardcover editions that each depict the incredible artwork, lore, and characters of the imaginative worlds of Magic: The Gathering®. The title debuts in January alongside the eagerly anticipated Ravnica deck release. THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA carries a print MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN.
Written by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—RAVNICA takes readers on a fantastic journey through the City of Ravnica, a metropolis so vast that its name has long become synonymous with the entire plane. An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. The social and political framework of the world is defined by ten guilds, each with its own distinct identity, values, and priorities. Though the guilds constantly vie among themselves for power, no single one has ever succeeded in seizing total control of the plane, as they have a natural tendency to keep each other in check—and now it’s time to choose your place in this world. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you’ll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks.
“The sprawling city of Ravnica and its inhabitants are showcased in VIZ Media’s newest art book series featuring the planes of Magic: The Gathering,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “Artwork for Ravnica depicts the machinations of the guilds vying for power as well as the creatures, characters, and historical lore.”
Throughout its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has tens of millions of fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.
VIZ Media’s catalog of MAGIC: THE GATHERING titles includes the recent release of Magic: the Gathering—Concepts & Legends, a hardcover volume that offers a detailed examination of the planes, mythos and in-world history of Magic: The Gathering. VIZ Media’s THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING series includes THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—DOMINARIA, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—IXALAN, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—AMONKHET, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—KALADESH, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—INNISTRAD, and THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING—ZENDIKAR. Each hardcover edition contains specially curated collections of plane-specific illustrations from Wizards of the Coast’s popular strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering.
For additional information on THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
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