March of the Machine (see "Product Line Deets for 'March of the Machine'") focuses on the battle between the Gatewatch and Elesh Norn's Phyrexian army over the fate of the Multiverse. Much like the Borg queen from Star Trek: TNG, Norn will stop at nothing to "compleat" (assimilate) everyone and everything in the Multiverse, and the planeswalkers and the legends on various planes are the only forces in her way. As a result, this set sees some bizarre team-up efforts between legends on the same plane.Hasbro 'Fireside Chat'") by adding Multiverse Legends to the set, which are non-Standard legal reprints that are the Legendary Creature equivalent of Strixhaven's Mystical Archive (see "'Magic: The Gathering's' Mystical Archive"). There will also be a Secret Lair drop coming for this set that will contain more notable reprints like Questing Beast, Olivia Voldran, Walking Balista and others.
The retailer dates to keep in mind regarding the release of this set are as follows:
- March of the Machine Story: March 16-28, 2023
- Set Debut, Cinematic Trailer and Previews Begin: March 29, 2023
- Card Previews: March 29–April 4, 2023
- Complete Card Image Galleries: April 5, 2023
- In-Store Prerelease Events: April 14–20, 2023
- MTG Arena and Magic Online Digital Release: April 18, 2023
- Global Tabletop Release: April 21, 2023
- In-Store Launch Party Events: April 21–23, 2023
For more information on future releases of Magic products, check out ICv2's 2023 calendar (see "'Magic: The Gathering' 2023 Release Calendar").
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