CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just in time for the holidays, Upper Deck Entertainment is pleased to present Marvel fans with a new type of gaming experience with the release of Legendary, a Marvel deck building game. While deck building games have become increasingly popular at retail, the vast majority lack the name recognition and firepower that come with the beloved characters from the Marvel Universe until now.
Gamers can play with popular Marvel Super Heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine and the game features a never-before-seen game engine designed by Devin Low, the former Head Developer of Magic: The Gathering®. Legendary is unlike a traditional trading card game because all 560 cards are available right in the box, instead of having to purchase booster packs. Additionally, the game can be played with a single player or with as many as five players.
In Legendary each player starts with a deck of basic cards and then improves that deck throughout the game by recruiting Marvel's greatest heroes in an effort to defeat evil Marvel Mastermind cards featuring evil characters like Loki and Magneto. Throughout the game, players will need to use recruit points to enlist the help of more heroes while also boosting their fighting abilities in order to combat those pesky villains who pop up throughout the game looking to fulfill the Masterminds diabolical schemes.
The truly unique component to Legendary is that the game fights back. The villains frequently take action against players and can potentially win the game if the heroes cannot defeat them. However, it isn't just the evil masterminds players will need to worry about however as they will also have several instances during the game where a conflict arises within the team and it is up to the players to work through it.
Another compelling aspect of Legendary is that every unique piece of art used in the game is completely original. It was important to Upper Deck Entertainment that Marvel fans experience not only a cool new gaming experience, but are also treated to amazing artwork that has never been seen before.
"Seeing gamers interact with Legendary at trade shows throughout the summer, it is clear that Marvel fans have been chomping at the bit for this type of gaming experience to come along," said Jason Brenner, Upper Deck's Marvel brand manager. "This is the type of gaming experience Marvel fans have wanted for some time and Upper Deck Entertainment is pleased to be able to deliver it in time for the holiday season. It is time to expect more from a gaming experience, and Legendary delivers just that."
Marvel fans can become "legendary" when the game arrives in stores on November 13, 2012. Legendary carries a suggested retail price of $59.99 per game and includes 560 cards, a full color game board and color rule book.
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit www.upperdeck.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
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 over 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 www.marvel.com.
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