Wizards of the Coast has revealed a new Godzilla-themed Secret Lair coming soon to Magic: The Gathering, which will hold five premium basic lands. The Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands set features the massive kaiju on the five basic land types. This announcement follows the Godzilla Series Monster partnership Wizards made with Toho Co., LTD for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.
This Secret Lair features five foil, full-art basic lands, all in Japanese-language. Each Secret Lair comes with:
- Plains with full art by Lars Grant-West
- Island with full art by Jonas De Ro
- Swamp with full art by Lucas Graciano
- Mountain with full art by Grzegorz Rutkowski
- Forest with full art by Jenn Ravenna
- One code for a digital sleeve on MTG Arena (not available for the regions of China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Vietnam)
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Wizards breaks down the Godzilla art direction
Wizards of the Coast also broke down the art direction of each land in the blog post. The descriptions reveal the intent that Wizards looked for when commissioning the artwork. For example, with the Island artwork done by Jonas De Ro, Wizards described the mood of the land as “a beautiful place being drowned in waves.”
For Godzilla himself, Wizards described the scene as, “Give a wide, beautiful landscape shot of an island or coastline area filled with unique natural rock formations. Somewhere in the scene we see Godzilla, King of the Monsters, who’s surfaced abruptly from the seas, roaring, causing the waters to churn up in huge waves that crash over the shores.”
It is definitely worth taking a look at the art directions Wizards gave artists, as well as how each artist was able to capture Godzilla’s glory for MTG.
The Godzilla Lands will be available for preorder for only 24 hours at the Secret Lair website. Like other Secret Lair sets, these cards will not be available in stores. Wizards of the Coast does state that this Secret Lair is a preorder, though. As such, orders will ship when inventory is available. Plus, while players can only preorder 15 of The Godzilla Lands, they are printed to demand, so there is no risk of Wizards running out.
Preorders start at 9:00 a.m. PT on May 7 and will cost $29.99 each. Make sure to check this out if you’re interested!