magicoriginsWizards of the Coast has just announced Magic Origins, a new Magic: The Gathering set releasing in July 2015, which will explore the origin stories of five of the most beloved Planeswalker characters.

Magic Origins is the latest, and last, core set. It will reveal, for the first time, the pivotal moments for five Planeswalkers: Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane.

Magic Origins is a different kind of core set than we’ve ever done before, one with ambitious story goals and deep creative impact,”

says Doug Beyer, Magic‘s senior creative designer.

All core sets in recent years have had Planeswalker cards, but Magic Origins doesn’t just contain five Planeswalkers-it’s also about those Planeswalker characters. It’s about certain points in time in those Planeswalkers’ lives-the events that led them to become Planeswalkers-and is meant to set up a lot of our plans for Magic‘s future story. We’ll see these characters’ home worlds, learn about the joys and crises of their early lives, and discover how they became the Multiverse-traveling Planeswalkers we know today.

It’s an exciting premise, but it’s also sad that this will be the last core set Wizards releases.