Neon Dynasty – BoilingNews


Over the past week, we’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about MTG’s next Premier set, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. We got an early look at the set’s poster and some of the box art, and just a few days later, some leaks appeared that appeared to show cards from Neon Dynasty.

Wizards of the Coast today unveiled their first official previews of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty since the set was first announced at the Magic Showcase 2021. In the morning, they released the official trailer for the set, a short video that you can watch. out on youtube:

Along with the trailer, a new web fiction story was posted on the Wizards site detailing the Kamigawa plane during the Neon Dynasty setting.

Later in the afternoon, Wizards PR man Blake Rasmussen presented his regular weekly MTG stream on Twitch with story designer Grace Fong and head of design Mark Rosewater. In the stream, they revealed a few more details about Neon Dynasty, including a handful of preview cards! In this article we give you an overview of all important information from the stream. If you’d like to watch the entire video for yourself, it’s available as VOD on the Magic Twitch channel.

In a broad sense, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is based on the technology versus tradition theme, and in addition to the cyberpunk themed high-tech cards, there will also be cards that are stylistically more in line with the original Kamigawa block.

Mark Rosewater said that since there were some issues with the design of the original Kamigawa sets, “not a lot of mechanics have been brought back,” although he was quick to add, “I’m not saying nothing.” The ninjutsu mechanic has been used more recently in both Commander products and Modern Horizons 2, so it’s possible ninjutsu is on the table – especially since the return of the Ninja creature type has been confirmed by today’s announcement.

Speaking of which, we’ve got tons of art, beautiful full-art baselands, and even some early spoilers to watch from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Let’s get into it!

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Set Symbol

The set symbol for Neon Dynasty was revealed in the stream and interestingly enough, it seems to match the symbol that was visible on one of the leaked cards. By itself, the symbol is not irrefutable proof that the image is authentic, but it is certainly a point in its favor.

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Product Packaging

While we got to see some of this art from the Amazon leaks earlier this week, we now have a high-resolution image showing all of the products except the two Commander decks that will be unveiled in the future.

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Art Samples

Wizards also showed some artwork from the set. Two of the artworks contain the names of the cards they will represent, while the other is the “key artwork” from the set. The main artwork depicts the five Kami dragons, which are apparently reincarnated in the modern world of Kamigawa.

Three card samples!

One of the most exciting aspects of today’s sneak peek is the three early card samples that have been revealed. In addition to the regular versions of the cards, Wizards also showed the special Ninja Frame that will be applied to some cards, along with an expanded, borderless and different frame treatment called “Soft Glow”. Check it out for yourself below:

Kaito Shizuki

  • Card name: Kaito Shizuki
  • Mana costs: {1}{U}{B}
  • Card type: Legendary Planeswalker – Kaito
  • Rarity: mythical
  • Card text:
    At the beginning of your final step, if Kaito Shizuki enters the battlefield this turn, he will disappear.
    {+1}: Draw a card. Then discard a card unless you attacked this turn.
    {-2}: Create a 1/1 blue Ninja creature token with “This creature cannot be blocked.”
    {-7}: You get a decal that says “If a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, search your library for a blue or black creature card, place it on the battlefield, then shuffle.”
  • Start Loyalty: 3

Atsushi, the burning sky

  • Card name: Atsushi, the burning sky
  • Mana costs: {2}{R}{R}
  • Card type: Legendary Creature – Dragon Spirit
  • Rarity: mythical
  • Card text:
    Fly, trample
    When Atsushi, the Blazing Sky dies, pick one –
    • Banish the top two cards from your library. You may play those cards until the end of your next turn.
    • Make three treasure tokens.
  • Strength/Toughness: 4/4

Hidetsugu, devouring chaos

  • Card name: Hidetsugu, devouring chaos
  • Mana costs: {3}{B}
  • Card type: Legendary Creature – Ogre Demon
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card text:
    {B}, Sacrifice a creature: Scry 2.
    {2}{R}, {T}: Banish the top card from your library. You may play that card this turn. When you banish a non-land card in this way, Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos deals damage equal to the mana value of the banned card to a target.
  • Strength/Toughness: 4/4

New “Neon Ink” Foiling on a Lottery Card

In addition to the spoilers, it was also revealed that the demon map Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos will have four additional special versions specific to the map. The treatment is called “Neon Ink,” and according to Wizards, it’s designed to look like the cards are glowing neon.

The Neon Ink Hidetsugu is available in four different colors – the Blue, Green and Red cards will be available as raffle cards appearing in “less than one percent” of the Neon Dynasty collector boosters. Blue is the most common variant of the packs, with green being rarer and red being the rarest.

The yellow version of the card will be available as a WPN premium store promo. These four treatments are only applied to Hidetsugu – no other Neon Ink style cards will appear.

Ukiyo-e Full-Art Basic Lands

Last but not least, Wizards revealed a total of ten new full-art baselands that will appear in booster packs – two for each color. The art styles are based on the traditional Japanese painting style Ukiyo-e, and they represent Neon Dynasty’s theme of tradition and nature versus technology and progress in the two different variations for each country type.


That’s it for now!

That includes just about everything from our first look at Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Wizards of the Coast has also given us some key dates when we will receive more information about the set:

We’ve got a long way to go before more official announcements are made about the February set, but in the meantime, we’re looking forward to anything else that comes out regarding Neon Dynasty or other upcoming products.