Cryptozoic Entertainment is teaming up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products — on behalf of DC — to release DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth. The new one- to four-player game from the DC Deck-Building series adds new linked campaign scenarios, character progression, and movement between iconic locations from the original DC Comics series.
Players take on the role of a Justice League member — Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, Jessica Cruz, and Simon Baz — and move around the board to strategically choose cards, build their deck, and stop the dangerous villains.
“Rebirth is a scenario-driven experience and is typically played in campaign mode, though there are other ways to play,” DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth lead designer Matt Hyra said in a statement. “At the end of each session, players keep track of various milestones on record sheets that can have consequences in the next scenario. This game lets you become a true hero as you strategize with your teammates, use assist cards to help each other, and even position your character to stop villains in their tracks, protecting your fellow players . . . and the city, too!”
Fans can play a scenario that features special rules, new cards, and different locations, along with side missions, to gain new cards and repair locations. Players can choose to play cooperatively or competitively with other players, or take on the responsibility of saving the planet solo. They can also bring in additional titles in the DC Deck-Building Game series to create an even more epic superhero adventure.
The board game will launch on Aug. 1 at Gen Con and at hobby retailers for $45, along with the DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth Launch Kit, which includes a game mat, the introductory scenario card “Learning the Ropes,” a poster, and an info card for $20. With the kit, retailers can spread the news about the game and its new mechanics, help stores run demos, and provide some potential prizes.
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