Ahead of the discharge of the brand new Hearthstone growth, Kobolds and Catacombs, later at this time, an eagle-eyed Reddit consumer found some pretty glaring similarities between one of many growth’s new playing cards and 17-year-old Magic: The Gathering card.
Here are all of the Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catcombs cards.
Violet Wurm is an eight mana 7/7 beast whose Deathrattle impact summon seven 1/1 grubs. By distinction, when MTG card Symbiotic Wurm “is put into a graveyard,” gamers can put seven 1/1 inexperienced Insect creature tokens onto the battlefield. You can try the 2 playing cards here.
The actual kicker, although, is that the 2 playing cards have been really designed by the identical individual. Mike Donais, principal recreation designer on Hearthstone popped up within the feedback on the publish asking “is it still copying if I designed Symbiotic Wurm for [2002 MTG expansion] Onslaught 17 years ago and then designed it again for Hearthstone?” When requested whether or not he thought anybody would discover, Donais replied that he himself had forgotten about Symbiotic Wurm, and was solely reminded of the similarity between the 2 when he noticed the thread.
Donais does admittedly say that the story above wasn’t precisely the way it all performed out – Magic’s improvement system is simply too multi-faceted for anybody individual to have designed a card from idea to completion. But he says he did work on each expansions and it stays near actual occasions whereas being “a a lot better story.”
If you’re eagerly awaiting your probability to play Kobolds and Catacombs, you’ll doubtless need to know when the growth releases. In the Americas, you’ll have the ability to play at this time, as the brand new playing cards will likely be launched at 12:00 PST. If you’re in Asia or Europe, you’ll have to attend just a little longer – the growth releases in Asia at 09:00 KST tomorrow morning, whereas in Europe you may get your palms on it from 05:00 GMT.