Magic: Legends Reveals Zendikar Jungle Will Appear In-Game

Tazeem's lush environments join the lineup of legacy Magic: The Gathering locations appearing in Legends.
Tazeem's lush environments join the lineup of legacy Magic: The Gathering locations appearing in Legends. / Courtesy of Cryptic Studios

Developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World revealed Tazeem, the jungle from the plane of Zendikar, will appear in Magic: Legends via a blog post published Wednesday.

"From the flowing rivers that the Merfolk call home, to the towering jungle treeline teeming with wildlife, and mystical hedrons both in the sky and scattered across the jungle floor - the gorgeous continent of Tazeem contains many breathtaking vistas," the developers write in a press release. "The wide range of lighting results in bioluminescent jungle floors and glorious views where the sun peaks through the thick jungle canopy."

The blog post, written by lead environment artist Matt McCulloch and art director Barclay Chantel, describes the process of evoking Tazeem's lush environments and expansive vistas.

"We really started to experiment with new ways to show a sense of depth and volume in our immense vistas," McCulloch and Chantel wrote.

Another Tazeem environment.
Another Tazeem environment. / Courtesy of Cryptic Studios

Tazeem is the third location drawn from Magic: The Gathering's extensive lore confirmed to appear in Legends. Also appearing are Benalia and Shiv, both from Magic's venerable Dominaria plane.

Magic: Legends launches on PC: Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2021. For more on the game, check out DBLTAP's coverage of its PAX East 2020 demo.