Magic: The Gathering Arena Mobile (MtGA Mobile) is finally coming this January, Wizards of the Coast announced. Spellslingers will soon be able to cast spells anywhere they want.

MtGA Mobile early access announced for Android in Kaldheim

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Magic: The Gathering Arena was first released on Windows in September 2018. It transitioned the tabletop card game to the digital world. However, unlike Magic Online that preceded it, MtGA is more focused on the Standard format. It also focused in improving the aesthetic side of things – with better graphics and user interface.

After almost three years on the PC, Magic: The Gathering Arena Mobile is finally arriving on Android devices. Gamers will be able to download it starting January 28 on the Google App Store. Meanwhile, it is not yet coming to iOS devices. It is expected to come later this year.

While MtGA is not exactly a new game, the system requirements revealed by Wizards of the Coast is quite heavy. Wizards of the Coast recommends a Kirin 970, Snapdragon 845, or Exynos 9810 chipset for optimal performance. Players will need at least a middle-tier smartphone to run MtGA Mobile.

Magic: The Gathering Arena Mobile comes with Kaldheim

MtGA Mobile early access will come alongside the early access release of the new set, Kaldheim. The Norse Mythology-inspired set will bring valkyries, giants, and snow lands to MtGA. Planeswalkers Kaya and Tibalt are also returning on Standard with this set. The physical version of Kaldheim is set to release in local game stores a week after the early access on February 5.

MtGA Mobile will be coming later than Hasbro would have wanted. Originally, Hasbro announced that MtGA Mobile is coming in 2020. However, due to the corona virus outbreak, Wizards of the Coast pushed the timeline to 2021. We don't know yet how long the early access will last. However, we can expect that almost all features of the desktop version will also come to mobile. No matter, early access or not, MtGA is finally going to be on mobile, and that's a great way to start the year for Magic: The Gathering fans.