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Cryptozoic Announces DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth

July 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The Rebirth era helped revitalize DC Comics, and now it’s coming to the popular DC Deck-Building Game. Cryptozoic announced on Monday that DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth will release at Gen Con and in retail stores on August 1st. The new version of the game series will feature a current-era sheen on the 1-4 player game and will add new elements like linked Campaign Scenarios, character progression and movement between locations.

In the game, players can play as members of the Justice League: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, Jessica Cruz, and Simon Baz. Players move their characters around the cityscape in Scenario-driven games, finding the cards they want for their deck and stopping Villains.

“Rebirth is a Scenario-driven experience, and is typically played in Campaign Mode, though there are other ways to play,” said Matt Hyra, Lead Designer of DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth. “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!”

Rebirth was the new initiative that DC Comics launched in their books in 2016, relaunching the books after the mixed reception of the New 52 era. The relaunch was a marked success and helped DC gain ground in its ever-present war with Marvel as the “Big Two” of the comics industry.

Each Scenario in the game will include special rules, new cards, and different Locations, and there will be Side Missions that players can take on in order to gain new cards and repair damage done to locations. The game also has, in addition to the default Co-Op mode, Competitive and Solo Modes as well. For those who already own versions of the Deck-Building Game, good news: Rebirth is compatible with them.