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Thursday, 17 February 2022 08:54

WotC unveils Secret Lair x Street Fighter and more, reservations begin 2/18

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Ryu is one of the 'Street Fighter' characters to appear in the upcoming 'Street Fighter' Secret Lair drop for 'Magic: The Gathering'. Ryu is one of the 'Street Fighter' characters to appear in the upcoming 'Street Fighter' Secret Lair drop for 'Magic: The Gathering'. WOTC/CAPCOM

A new challenger approaches!

Wizards of the Coast has revealed Secret Lair x Street Fighter, a Magic: The Gathering/Street Fighter crossover that (in part) celebrates 35 years of Capcom's flagship arcade fighting game.

With reservations beginning Feb. 18 on the Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair web page, this new Secret Lair drop falls under the storied collectible card game's controversial Universes Beyond sub-brand with which WotC introduces off-brand IPs into Magic.  Future Universes Beyond inclusions will include Games Workshops' science fiction IP, Warhammer 40,000, and Epic Games' meme-worthy shooter game, Fortnite.

See them all here, courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (via IGN):

Blanka.JPG ChunLi.JPG Dhalsim.JPG

EHonda.JPG Guile.JPG Ken.JPG


These new Street Fighter cards feature Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, Blanka, Dhalsim, Zangief, E. Honda, Guile, and one more card that Capcom will reveal over the weekend.  They will be black bordered and fully unique, meaning that they are not re-skinned/renamed versions of already existing cards.  Wizards of the Coast has promised, however, that these functionally unique cards could show up in set boosters for future Magic sets as part of "The List" -- a rotating list of cards from throughout Magic history that appear in low frequencies as a bonus card of sorts within set boosters.

Secret Lair x Street Fighter was initially announced last summer, but details at the time were sparse.

Other new Secret Lairs announced

Wizards of the Coast also announced a handful of other Secret Lairs that are releasing alongside Secret Lair x Street Fighter.

Pictures of the Floating World


This drop contains one of each of the hideaway lands from Lowryn - Spinerock Knoll, Shelldock Isle, Howltooth Hollow, Windbrisk Heights, and Mosswort Bridge - done with the Japanese Ukiyo-E style of art.  Artwork is done by Amayagido, Aoki Maiko, Nagano, Shie Nanahara, and Tomohito.

Shades Not Included


These full art basic lands feature 1980-style neon synthwave artwork done by Ben Schnuck.

Showcase: Neon Dynasty


A set of four cards, these reprints - Ghostly Prison, Hall of the Bandit Lord, Freed from the Real, and Boseiju, Who Shelters All - feature the special neon ink treatment as seen on the new Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty card Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos.  Art by Ai Nanahira, Esuthio, Sennu, and Zounose.

Kamigawa: The Manga: The Cards


Featuring the artwork of anime key animator Ryou Kamei, this Secret Lair drop contains five reprints: Idyllic Tutor, Swords to Plowshares, Solve the Equation, Praetor's Grasp, and Veil of Summer.

Introducing: Kaito Shizuki


Featuring the Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty character, Kaito Shizuki, by artist Rorubei, this drop contains five reprints: Brain Freeze, Bribery, Snap, Unmask, and Shadow of Doubt.

Special Guest: Yuko Shimizu


Featuring the artistic talents of award-winning Japanese artist Yuko Shimizu, this Secret Lair contains reprints of Hokori, Dust Drinker, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, Eidolon of the Great Revel, and Elvish Spirit Guide.

Li’l Walkers


Playing up the cute and popular Chibi art style often found in manga and anime, this drop contains five planeswalkers in their super-deformed, chibi state: Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Ajani, Mentor to Heroes, Angrath, the Flame-Chained, Ashiok, Dream Render, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.  All artwork is done by Uta Natsume.

These Secret Lairs will only be available for a limited time.

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