Wizards of the Coast has revealed the names for the two Fall 2021 Magic: the Gathering sets—Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow. The sets were originally teased as Innistrad: Werewolves and Innistrad: Vampires late last year.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is scheduled to release on September 17, 2021 and will focus on Werewolves, the tribe that is known for its use of the double-faced card mechanic. Innistrad: Crimson Vow will be released two months later on November 19, 2021 and will shift its focus to Vampires and “the biggest Vampire wedding in Innistrad history.”

The November release date for Innistrad: Crimson Vow marks a new shift in Wizards’ release schedule for Standard-legal sets. Wizards is moving the Winter release set release, usually scheduled for January of each year, up a few months into November. This change will make Innistrad: Crimson Vow the fifth Standard-legal set to be released in 2021, but Wizards said that “there are still four Standard sets per rotation-year” and that they “just shifted the timing around slightly.”

As their names would imply, both sets take place on Innistrad, one of Magic’s most popular planes, and will mark our third visit to the plane. We first visited Innistrad in 2011 and 2012 over the course of three sets—Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored—where we discovered a plane of Humans beset on all sides by Werewolves and Vampires while their guardian angel, the Archangel Avacyn, had gone missing. By the end of the original Innistrad Block, Avacyn had been freed from the Hellavault and had restored a semblance of balance to Innistrad.

But when we returned in 2016 for Shadows Over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon, we discovered that Avacyn and others inhabitants of the plane had begun going mad. Come to find out, all of this was the result Emrakul, the Promised End coming to Innistrad at the behest of Nahiri to kill Sorin. But the Gatewatch arrived and help defeat Emrakul, who ended up being Imprisoned in the Moon by Tamiyo.

Stay tuned for more information about the two new Innistrad sets!

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