We've got some interesting news out of Wizards of the Coast this evening regarding April's new Magic set, Streets of New Capenna.

The new set will be taking place on a brand new plane and Wizards has decided to try out a different release strategy for the set. This is the only set this year that will feature a different strategy. Instead of the usual, which gives digital versions of Magic the Gathering the new cards before those playing the paper edition, Wizards is swapping things up! Here's the timeline:

  • April 7 - Previews start.
  • April 22 - Physical pre-release at your local game store.
  • April 28 - Digital release on MTG Arena and MTG Online.
  • April 29 - Physical full release.

Quote From Wizards of the Coast

Our upcoming set, Streets of New Capenna, will be available April 29, 2022—with a twist.

We're exploring different release cadences, and so for this set only, we'll be aligning our digital release with the tabletop release. This means your first chance to experience Streets of New Capenna will be with your local game store for Prereleases starting April 22, followed by the digital release on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic: The Gathering Online April 28.

While we can't share too much more just yet, Streets of New Capenna will be set in a new plane, the sprawling metropolis of, you guessed it, New Capenna. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks about this city full of grit, glamour, and intrigue.

Additionally, we're excited to share that the Dungeons & Dragons crossover Commander set, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate, is slated for release on June 10, 2022.

Additionally, we got to see this timeline on Weekly MTG.

Are you looking forward to a pre-release event prior to the digital launch on MTG Arena? Let us know in the comments below.