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Magic: The Gathering’s Street Fighter crossover cards are available for pre-order

New Magic cards with a Street Fighter spin

Street Fighter 5 - Chun Li dramatically kicks, sending swirling water energy out with her attack. Image: Capcom
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Magic: The Gathering’s new crossover set will feature some of the iconic characters from Street Fighter, and the pre-sale for those new cards — both regular and foil — starts on Feb. 18.

The Secret Lair crossover card sets are part of Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond, which adapts different properties into Magic itself. These collaborations include franchises like Warhammer 40,000 and the Netflix series Arcane, which is based on Riot’s League of Legends.

The Secret Lair x Street Fighter drop includes Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, Blanka, Dhalsim, Zangief, E. Honda, and Guile. Players can pre-order the set from the Secret Lair and Wizards site through March 18, 2022.

The Secret Lair collaborations have caused FOMO in some fans as they are limited time by nature. These print-on-demand cards require players to head to the portal and join a queue; from there, players can purchase the set of cards. This has led to some controversy within the community, and Magic has made a few tweaks to recent collaborations in line with fans’ feedback.

Street Fighter cards are unique, with their own gameplay mechanics to imitate the original game characters that served as inspiration. Alternate versions of these new cards can be acquired via booster packs sold through retail outlets, so players can still get in on the new meta and experiment with combos. However, if fans want to get the Street Fighter-specific art and cards, they’ll need to check out the Secret Lair drop before the promotion expires.

Update (Feb. 17): Wizards of the Coast has now revealed the final art for these Secret Lair cards, including how it will be cropped for each card. The fuzzy image posted on IGN also includes the mechanics for each card.

Image: Wizards of the Coast/IGN

Update (Feb. 18): The Street Fighter Secret Lair pre-sale is now live, with sets of eight cards going for $39.99 for regular and $49.99 for foil. We’ve included a high-resolution gallery of all the cards below.

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