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Marvel surprise announced a new upcoming mobile game, and it looks very impressive. Marvel Snap is a collectible card game developed by Nuverse and Second Dinner, the latter of which was founded Ben Brode, the former director of Hearthstone, one of the most popular and acclaimed digital card games in the world. The studio is also made up of other ex-Hearthstone developers, so there’s plenty of reason to believe they have the ability to make Marvel Snap into something special.
With the announcement, Marvel shared a 7-minute trailer featuring a cinematic of the heroes taking on a Baby Galactus and an introduction to the gameplay.
Players compete with each other in best-out-of three matches, with the goal of obtaining Cosmic Cubes. The developers highlighted how quick the gameplay is compared to other card games, in part by letting opponents play their cards at the same time. The titular “snap” is a move that lets players double down to raise the stakes of the match.
Marvel Snap will launch with 150 base cards to play with, and more are introduced each season. The developers promise you can get the cards without paying anything, but the game has to make money, so presumably you’ll be able to obtain cards more quickly if you’re willing to pony up.
Marvel Snap is mobile first, coming to both iOS and Android, but the developers are also working on a PC version of the game. There’s no release date yet, but you can go to the Marvel Snap website to sign up for the limited closed beta on Android devices. You can read the press release for the game in its entirety below.
Los Angeles (May 19) – Nuverse and Second Dinner today announced MARVEL SNAP, a revolutionary game experience that unleashes the entire Marvel multiverse into a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping card battler. In MARVEL SNAP,fans will assemble their Marvel dream team from a massive roster of heroes and villains, collect endless card art variants, and experience super-charged collectible card game (CCG) plays. And there’s no waiting around in MARVEL SNAP— every match lasts an average of three action-packed minutes. MARVEL SNAP is a free-to-play title that will launch later this year on mobile and PC.
MARVEL SNAP is an insanely fun card battler developed by Second Dinner, a new studio founded by veteran game developers and pioneers in the collectible card game genre, published by Nuverse and created in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. Featuring 150+ iconic Marvel characters, MARVEL SNAP brings together stunning art from Marvel’s rich 80 year history with beautiful, brand new original illustrations to deliver hundreds of collectible art pieces in an intense player vs. player (PVP) fast-paced CCG. MARVEL SNAP introduces a new way to compete for the highest ranks, allowing players to “SNAP” to raise the stakes and double down. The mind games and bluffing inherent in this innovative mechanic create a game that is truly impossible to master.
“Nuverse is committed to building a global community of connected gamers, bringing them fun experiences and inspiring gaming they won’t find anywhere else,” said Tom van Dam, Senior Director of BD and Partnerships for SNAP (Nuverse). “With MARVEL SNAP, we worked hand-in-hand with the teams at developer Second Dinner and Marvel to create a unique, exciting card battler that we hope is a hit with players worldwide.”
MARVEL SNAP will incorporate more than 150 unique cards at launch, each with multiple variations. Also, with access to the entire Marvel multiverse, and a steady stream of new cards and art variants being added regularly, the permutations of any fan’s collection will be virtually limitless. Each match will feature three random locations with game-changing effects, ensuring players need to be ready for anything. And with over 50 locations in the game, players will never play the same game twice.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with the world-class development talent at Second Dinner and the cutting-edge global publishing of Nuverse to bring this innovative game to Marvel fans and CCG players alike,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President, Marvel Entertainment. “Seeing how our teams have been working together utilizing our beloved Marvel characters and their stories, we know Second Dinner and Nuverse have all the ingredients to deliver a landmark video game.”
“We grew up obsessively playing CCGs and have spent decades designing them. We want the entire world to fall in love with card battlers just like we have,” said Ben Brode, Chief Development Officer at Second Dinner. “MARVEL SNAP is unlike any card battler ever made. We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that the game is super deep for hardcore players, while remaining very approachable so everyone can jump in and have a blast. We’re stoked to partner with Nuverse so that we can reach millions of players with our first game.”
Beginning today, players can visit MARVELSNAP.COM to sign-up for a limited closed beta on Android devices and also get the latest updates on the game. MARVEL SNAP will be available in 13 different languages on mobile and PC at launch. For players interested in checking out the game, visit MARVELSNAP.COM and sign up to get notified when the game will be available in your country.
Check out the trailer here.
Nuverse is a game development and publishing company for players and developers around the world. They are dedicated to serving gamers worldwide by offering top-tier titles, building a global community, and providing fun and inspiring experiences for every player.
About Second Dinner
Second Dinner was founded in 2018 by veteran game developers and pioneers in the collectible card game genre, and includes several members of the team that created Hearthstone. We believe that creating a great games company leads to making great games. And our dream is to make the most fun games in the world. Not super fun games. We mean the MOST fun games! When not developing the MOST FUN games we dream up, we’re on a mission to find the best boba in Orange County, California.
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 for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2022 MARVEL