Ben Brode, the charismatic former boss of Blizzard''s card battler Hearthstone, has finally revealed his new project. It''s called Marvel Snap, and is a multiplayer collectible card game filled with comic book characters.
Brode left Blizzard in 2018, after more than 15 years at the company, and before his most recent issues became public. Alongside others who had worked with him to create Hearthstone, Brode discovered his own studio, Second Dinner, which now houses Marvel Snap, owned by Nuverse, the Chinese owner of TikTok.
Snap''s focus is on short, unique matches that "cut out the fluff" for around three minutes. Player decks are smaller - 15 cards or less - and both players act simultaneously rather than waiting for the other person to finish.
Matches take place over three locations, with the aim to win at least two of them. As you''re closeing in on a win, you may "Snap" your opponent and gamble on doubleing your victory rewards.
When Marvel Snap launches, 150 cards will be available, with variations on some of the world''s most famous heroes depicted with alternate art styles.
Marvel Snap is free-to-play, though Second Dinner has stated that its objective is to enable you to unlock every card without paying anything.
The game is "mobile first," but an early PC version will be developed by the time Marvel Snap is officially released "globally." An Android closed beta will be launched "soon," and you can join up via MarvelSnap.com.