Wizards of the Coast will release Magic 2012, the next base set of Magic: The Gathering CCG, on July 15.
As in previous years, the Magic 2012 core set will form the central component of the game for the coming year. This set includes 249 cards. PreRelease Events will be held July 9-10; Launch Parties on July 15-18.
More details on Magic 2012 will become available as the release date approaches.
As the Standard tournament format rotates in October, Magic 2012 will enter Standard format play on its release without removing any other sets from current Standard play. Magic 2011 and the Zendikar block will leave Standard play in October.