The X-Men will play the card game in the Marvel Champions

The X-Men will play the card game in the Marvel Champions

The X-Men are making their debut in Marvel Champions: The Card Game in its next expansion, Mutant Genesis.

Mutant Genesis is a board game expansion for Marvel Champions that will feature players fighting against one of the most iconic supervillains out there, according to the first playable characters from the X-Men comicbook series.

Mutant Genesis, a living card game, is themed around the beloved X-Men, a group of heroes with mutant powers who allow them to perform incredible feats.

Piotr Rasputin, formerly known as Colossus, is able to alter his skin into steel due to his downtime. After appearing in several X-Men comic books, he hopes to be a painter in his downtime. Colossus also allows players to find and acquire the Organic Steel card from their deck, giving him extra strength to combat enemy attacks.

Colossus is able to have an additional tough status card in play working nicely with his Organic Steel, which the player may then use to combo with many of his other cards, such as Made of Rage, which boosts an attack, or the stunning Steel Fist. Colossus has a protection style Marvel Champions deck that allows him to take hits and even handle damage back to an enemy using cards like Powerful Punch.

Kitty Pryde is able to phase through solid matter, despite previously being included in both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past. As her alter-ego form, Kitty is able to activate and de-activate their Mass Form upgrade card, which allows her to either make extra resources for events or remove any damage from attacking enemies. When phased, Kitty takes to solid form.

Shadowcats hero possesses a lot of character, allowing her to ignore guards and patrol keywords as well as crisis icons, which allows her to avoid harmful effects from enemies. Cats like Shadowcat Surprise also provide her the opportunity to phase before attacking, thereby permitting her to ignore guard and deal additional damage.

Players will be joined by a broad network of X-Men partners, such as Professor X, who allows players to confuse a villain, stun a minion, or prepare an X-Men character with Wolverine himself, who is capable of piercing through enemy defenses and capable of healing playable characters every turn.

To defeat adversaries such as Sabretooth, the Sentinels featured in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and eventually Magneto, who is joined by a slew of mutants from Pyro to Toad, the players will need to harness everything in their arsenal.

Players use their respective decks and character abilities to attack minions, villains, and to thwart schemes in order to save the world. They win the game if they are able to thwart the villains scheme or reduce their health to zero, but they lose if the scheme is performed or one of them dies.

Mutant Genesis is expected to be released on September 30th at a retail price of $45 (36), with six additional X-Men hero packs to follow, including one for Cyclops and Phoenix, which will be released alongside Mutant Genesis.

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