Wizards of the Coast brings Godzilla to Magic: The Gathering in groundbreaking deal with Toho Co

Wizards of the Coast has struck a groundbreaking new collaboration with Toho Co that will see the King of Monsters, Godzilla, make its debut in Magic: The Gathering this year.

Godzilla will be joined by the other iconic monsters from the franchise, marking a special feature of the upcoming premiere card set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.

“Magic: The Gathering’s rich and engaging multiverse offers such unique opportunities to explore new worlds like Ikoria, filled with incredible monsters that are larger than life,” said Kyoko Yoshida, senior manager, Japan sales and marketing, Wizards of the Coast.

“Collaborating with Toho Co to bring the Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more onto the same world to battle with Magic’s Planeswalkers and new creatures for a first-of-its-kind collaboration is an extraordinary experience that we can’t wait for players to enjoy.”

 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is the spring 2020 premier card set for Magic: The Gathering and introduces players to a new world full of incredible monsters and the humans that bond with them. The set introduces players to Lukka, a proud member of the Coppercoats, the military unit that protects the city of Drannith from Ikoria’s savage monsters.

Lukka’s world is forever changed when he forms a connection with a ferocious, winged cat. Such bonds are treasonous in Drannith, forcing Lukka to flee from the very home he was sworn to protect. Now an outcast monster “bonder,” Lukka must survive the wilds of Ikoria with the help of planeswaker Vivien Reid.

Each Godzilla Monster Series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise as a Magic card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. There will be a total of 16 Godzilla Series Monster cards available in English, with three more available only in Japanese.

Anguirus – Armoured Killer, Babygodzilla – Ruin Reborn, Biollante – Plant Beast Form, and Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla will feature alongside Destoroyah – Perfect Lifeform, Dorat – the Perfect Pet, Ghidorah – King of the Cosmos, and Gigan –  Cyberclaw Terror.

The line up will be completed by Godzilla – Doom Inevitable, Godzilla – King of the Monsters, Godzilla – Primeval Champion, King Caesar – Ancient Guardian, King Caesar – Awoken Titan, Mothra – Supersonic Queen, Rodan -Titan of Winged Fury, and Spacegodzilla – Void Invader.

Fans will only be able to obtain Godzilla, King of the Monsters (while supplies last) by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card.

The Godzilla Series Monster cards will also appear in Magic: The Gathering Arena as card styles. Players will receive the card styles as a special bonus when purchasing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths bundles of six or more booster packs inside the Magic: The Gathering Arena client.