Wizards of the Coast has announced that it is updating the look of its signature Magic: The Gathering cards with the release of the Eighth Edition July 28th.  The new look will feature enlarged art and easier-to-read power, toughness and card names.  The new cards will also incorporate an expanded palette, including a special metallic silver for Artifacts cards.  Foil cards are also being made more 'vibrant.' 


The Eighth Edition and associated redesign of Magic are being launched at the Tenth Anniversary Celebration for Magic:  The Gathering, which will be held at GenCon July 24-27 in Indianapolis.
The first look at the new card design was at the recent Magic the Gathering Pro Tour-Chicago event.