CARLSBAD, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gamers declared Legendary™: A Marvel Deck Building Game a hit when they played as Marvel Super Heroes trying to save the day, but things are about to change. Upper Deck will be releasing the fourth series expansion, rightfully named Villains, which will flip gameplay upside down and allow fans to play as the evil Marvel villains. All of a sudden, being bad never felt so good! The Villains core set expansion will include 550 playable cards featuring incredible original artwork.
For the first time ever, fans can play as Marvel villains and attempt to take out the Super Heroes who are challenged to protect the city. New for this set are 15 playable allies, seven adversary groups, four commanders, four back-up adversaries and eight new plots! Additionally, gamers will be able to use new Hydra-themed starting hands along with new bystanders!
The game will feature an assortment of Marvel’s greatest villains including Magneto, Venom and Dr. Octopus as they battle some of the most heroic characters in the Marvel Universe. With subtle changes to the game board and game play, the Villains core set provides fans with a whole new playable experience and rubberized play mat with a long-lasting and transportable board to battle on.
“Since the Marvel villains are such polarizing characters who do occasionally win, we thought fans would love the opportunity to play as the ‘bad guy’ for once,” said Jason Brenner, Upper Deck’s director of entertainment brands. “What makes this expansion so compelling is that it is 100% compatible with every other Legendary™ set we have put out to date. We recently ran demos at the Origins Game Fair and fans were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the actual product. I guess people are looking forward to being bad.”
Play with or against friends in this evil new deck-building game from Upper Deck which will release in early July!
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is a worldwide sports and entertainment company built on the pillars of quality craftsmanship, authenticity and innovation with a dedication to creating products that turn memorable moments into collectibles. Upper Deck revolutionized the sports trading card experience with anti-counterfeit holograms, high quality card stock and stunning photography in its inaugural 1989 baseball set, and since then its mission has been to capture the excitement of the game and deliver it to fans of all ages. The cornerstone of Upper Deck’s business, which opened in 1989, is based on sports trading cards. As its brand has evolved to include other products over the years, the company now creates exclusive memorabilia, gaming and entertainment products, collectible cards and a wide array of sports and entertainment trading cards.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © MARVEL
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