Wizards of the Coast will take its player base from the plane of Kamigawa to the Streets of New Capenna, where angels, demons, and organized crime rule.
Showcasing a take on gangster movies within the MTG Multiverse, Streets of New Capenna (SNC) will feature a new plane ruled by five demon crime families. The Standard-legal set shakes up traditional themes often found within MTG via the city of New Capenna, which was originally built by angels.
In a further shake-up, this time outside the lore, WotC has scheduled the SNC prerelease to take place on April 22. This is almost a week before the digital launch via Magic Online and MTG Arena on April 28 and the global launch on April 29.
Here are the important MTG dates for the SNC set, according to WotC.
- March: 28 to April 5: New webfiction MTG stories for the SNC set
- March 31: SNC story video
- April 7: SNC spoilers start
- April 15: All SNC cards can get found in the WotC card image gallery
- April 18 to 19: Commander spoilers
- April 22: Prerelease events at MTG local game stores start
- April 28: Digital release of SNC via Magic Online and MTG Arena
- April 29: Global tabletop release of SNC
This is the first time a tabletop prerelease event will take place prior to the digital launch of an MTG set. The city of New Capenna is ruled by five demon crime families, with each family representing an MTG color Shard. Elspeth Tirel may also appear within the Standard-legal set, along with Ob Nixilis, who is potentially working with one of the five demon families. And the SNC set will complete the cycle of Tri-lands that was started with the release of IKO.
Following the launch of SNC, WotC will release a Dungeons & Dragons crossover Commander set. Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is scheduled to launch on June 10. Dominaria United will release in quarter three, followed by The Brothers War in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Update March 3 at 6:15pm CT: The article was updated with confirmed release dates for SNC by Wizards of the Coast.