The digital version of the popular Magic: The Gathering card game, MTG Arena, is finally launching its mobile app on March 25 across the world – but Europeans can start downloading it now on iOS and Android.
While the MTG Arena mobile app was launched in beta on Android devices at the end of January, it will fully release beta for Android and iOS devices on March 25, parent company Wizards of the coast announced in a blog post. But the app has started to roll out in some regions, namely Europe, so that users can download it from the iOS App Store and the Android Google Play Store.
Players who have built up a collection of MTG Arena cards on the PC version need not worry – they can log in to the mobile version and use their same cards and decks. Conversely, players new to the mobile app can transfer their collection to the desktop game.
Magic on mobile
Magic: The Gathering launched its first physical card game in 1993, and after various efforts to port the game to digital platforms, Magic: The Gathering Arena launched in September 2019 (after a two-year beta) as an adapted version that streamlines the turn-based gameplay of the original for modern gamers.
MTG Arena mobile is the same game, just scaled down for smartphone screens, as gamers discovered in the Android beta. While you may not be able to play all of the modes established by IRL Magic players, and you cannot port your physical collection to MTG Arena, the game does offer new players a handful of starter decks to get used to while they are building a digital collection.