[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1184:]]April 24, 2012 will see the release of Upper Deck's brand new collectible trading card game (CTCG) hit the shelves. But this isn't just your ordinary CTCG, this is all about Marvel's smash hit MMO — Super Hero Squad Online!
If you have ever played S.H.S.O., you are well aware of the addicting in-game card battles that can help your squad level up. If you haven't, well, it's reminiscent of classic Pokemon style battles — but way cooler! Since the first time my daughter and I played a card battle, several months ago, I contemplated how much fun this game would be if you had actual cards to use instead of just virtual ones. Well, now it will finally happen!
Upper Deck, Marvel and Gazillion Entertainment, the makers of S.H.S.O., have teamed up to release a CTCG based on the in-battle card game. Some cards will duplicate the ones in the online game while others will be unique to the CTCG. The CTCG promises to be fast paced, easy to use and above all else — fun! But the best part of the CTCG, will be the ability to actually connect to the online game! Every pack of cards will have reward codes that can be redeemed within the online game for virtual rewards, such as silver coins or wheel tickets. There will also be randomly inserted "loot"cards that will score you exclusive online rewards like special items and even playable characters!
The new Super Hero Squad collectible trading card game will be based on 300 cards, revolving around all the biggest Marvel characters. There will be four separate theme decks to get you started — Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine and the Hulk. Each one will include one super rare foil card and a collectible coin, just like those Pokemon decks of long ago. But you can also beef up your decks by purchasing "booster"packs of ten cards consisting of six common cards, three uncommon cards and one rare foil card. But the big daddy, the "top of the pile," will be the Avengers vs. the X-Men two player dual deck that comes with two exclusive battle mats and collectible coin!
So talk to your local shop owner about pre-ordering and prices, hopefully it won't cost you 200 gold for a "booster" pack like it does in-game! Either way, my little "Squaddie" and I are already planning out our strategies against each other! It's a great time to be a comic fan! Squaddies Assemble!