Wizards of the Coast will launch Planechase, a new multiplayer casual game format for Magic: The Gathering, on September 4th.  Four Planechase Game Packs ($19.99) will be released on that date:  Elemental Thunder, Metallic Dreams, Strike Force, and Zombie Empire. 

Each Planechase Game Pack will include ten plane cards, a new card type that allows two or more players to battle each other across a variety of diverse worlds; a ready-to-play 60-card deck, a six-sided planar die and a Planechase strategy insert with multiplayer rules.  The ten oversized plane cards, with all new art depicting some of the more exotic realms in the Magic multiverse, make up a planar deck. 


Each 60-card deck will include eight rares, and will be made up of cards from throughout Magic’s history, including a preview card from Zendikar (see “WotC Reveals October’s Large 'Magic' Set”).  Each of the cards in the 60-card deck will be black-bordered and legal for any tournaments where the original printings are still legal. 


Release events will be held September 4-6.