According to a rumor that started over on the forums at MTG Salvation, the answer is yes. It is being said that in the source code they have found card names previously unknown. Now this is just rumor, but they believe it might just be cards that are waiting to be unlocked. They are leaning towards the idea of DLC, as they have managed to extract card names, details and art from these source codes. If they are correct, these new cards will cover all your basis, a little for each manna, as well as new and old decks. Now we all know that speculation is just that and will not be confirmed until the first DLC pack is released (or close to) and we get to see first hand what is in it.
We have all the known art and card info for you right after the jump.
The original Duels of the Planeswalkers was perhaps the best bad game one could play on XBLA. It launched with numerous bugs, many of which remain unfixed today. A small number of cards didn’t work as described in their text, it was inordinately difficult to arrange blocking if there were too many attackers, and certain design decisions crippled the strategic calculus normally found in a Magic game. And in many ways the first Duels game played like a giant teaser advertisement for the rest of the Magic universe, rather than as a game whole and complete unto itself. It was still hugely fun to play, because Magic is a fun game with great art and clever mechanics, but the game lacked a certain richness, that attention to detail and the player experience that marks a great game.
Thank Wizards and Stainless, then, for making the bold decision to leave behind the old game, warts and all, and concentrate on creating the game that the first Duels could have been. The new Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 addresses many of the complaints about the first Duels, providing a smoother, faster game experience, a cleaner UI, vastly improved deck editing, a variety of online cooperative play formats, and a generally richer, better game experience.
Fans of Magic: The Gathering have another XBLA title to look forward to. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 will be heading to XBLA this summer. The new …