WOTC Has BIG Plans For D&D, Magic & Avalon Hill

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Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast, spoke with Brian Crecente of Glixel, the Video Game Newsletter from RollingStone.com.  Chris lays out some of the plans they have for the future of the brands under WOTC. And let a few surprises drop as well.

 

 

Magic The Gathering

There are a half-dozen video games in development for Magic the Gathering, and the company is looking into continuing the expansion of that property into movies, comics, and books.  Next fall, Wizards of the Coast will be releasing a new Transformers trading card game.

The game hasn’t been formally announced yet, but Cocks says it’s a title aimed both at young teens and the collector and toy audience. It will come out in September or October.

“We think Transformers are cool and the game has interesting, unique mechanics, All cards are two-sided, over-sized and feel bigger, weightier in your hand. It should take one or two times to understand how to play,” Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast

 

D&D

“After three and a half years, we had our best sales in November. It sold out and we’ve been struggling to restock. It’s a great engine of play.” Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast

The biggest bomb he dropped in the interview was this :

“We are looking at TV series or movie deals as well as more web-based content and actively pursuing a larger slate of video games for D&D, Right now we have a slate of four to five coming in 12 to 18 months and five or six set for 2020 and beyond across a variety of genres.”  Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast

 

Avalon Hill

“I think there is a big place at the table for them, Board games sales have been increasing 25 percent a year and are projected to continue to grow at that rate.” Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast

Ever wanted to play Axis & Allies on your iPad? Yep, you might get your chance!

 “I think we will be correcting that in 12 to 18 months, We might throw some fun variants in there as well. I want to to make new games. I want to make variants of existing games. What about Axis and Allies and Zombies?” Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast

 

More D&D video games, a TV Series, Axis & Allies on tablets, maybe even with zombies, it’s a great time to be alive, that’s all I got to say!

Read the full interview over at the Gixel site.

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