Fortnite Secret Lair – The crossover set, announced at the Magic Showcase 2021 digital event, will include a range of iconic images from Epic Games’ Fortnite. The partnership will consist of two Secret Lair drops that will highlight the Island’s in-game locales and the famous cast of characters who fight there.
According to the official announcement blog, the Secret Lair would offer “reprints as you’ve never seen them before—though you’re on your own to perfect your dancing skills.” The Street Fighter Secret Lair drop will include famous Street Fighter characters on special, mechanically distinct cards.
These cards will subsequently be reprinted in a more conventional Magic, non-Street Fighter format as part of “The List” in set boosters, as would all mechanically unique Universes Beyond cards after the debate over The Walking Dead x Secret Lair drop, which was not mechanically unique.
In 2022, Street Fighter will celebrate its 35th anniversary, and we’re celebrating with a Secret Lair drop honoring the franchise’s famous characters in ways that only Magic can. Multikicker, after all, is the ideal mechanic for Chun Li.
Fortnite and Street Fighter enthusiasts should know that Secret Lair drops have minimal print runs and may soon become costly collector’s goods. Shoppers interested in the goods should attempt to pre-order or locate them early to avoid missing out on the limited run.
Fortnite’s Secret Lair revelation corresponds to Wizards of the Coast’s vow that Magic: The Gathering would explore the Universes Beyond. These many facets of the universe will be explored further via limited-edition sets of cards available for a limited time. The majority of these sets include reimagining the game’s most famous cards in a different franchise aesthetic. Once the buying time for the Secret Lair expires, they will no longer be available for purchase, making them very desirable among collectors.
Magic: The Gathering announced earlier this year that other Secret Lair sets would be inspired by Stranger Things, The Lord of the Rings, and Warhammer 40K.
“How are [characters like] Chun Li to be brought to life?” The wizards enquired. “She’s one of gaming’s all-time great kickers, renowned for her flurry of kicks,” they reasoned, and so created a card for her that included the multi-kicker mechanism.
Keep an eye out for details on the release date, pricing, and which additional characters will have cards included in the drop.