Cryptozoic DC Bridge Building Set continues to expand, but there have been some unfortunate changes to this expansion plan. In a recent blog post, Cryptozoic revealed that their upcoming set The Flash vs. Reverse-Flash Rivals and the standalone expansion Injustice have been pushed back to 2022, though the bigger news is that the Suicide Squad expansion slated for Rebirth is released. It’s disappointing, especially because Rebirth’s improved, cooperative-focused mechanics would have made a Suicide Squad set extremely fun. No reason was given for the cancellation, but hopefully that will become clear at some point. It wasn’t all bad news, as they also revealed that we are getting an expansion for Dark Nights: Metal in 2023.
It’s a shame, but the good news is that they can certainly release more of these characters in other sets, whether they stand alone or as expansions. The other good news is that while the new Rivals set and the standalone set are delayed, they’re still in the process of being released and they’ve revealed a few more details about both.
The Rivals sets focus solely on Showdown mode and spotlight two all-time opponents. As the name suggests, this one includes Flash and Reverse-Flash, and to win you’ll need to remove their opponent’s stack of three character cards, each increasing the cost and raising the stakes. As you build your deck, you’ll be able to get help from other Speedsters or even Rogues, and Flash will have to keep the attack on Reverse-Flash while he tries to mend the Time Flow as well, while Reverse-Flash tries to destroy this.
The next big standalone set will take on fan-favorite alternate universe Injustice, based on the hit game and comic book series of the same name. Batman leads a group of heroes against a tyrannical Superman after the loss of Lois Lane (courtesy The Joker), and the game will also introduce a new mode called Brawl, which was previously in Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Annihilageddon.
In this mode, each player has a health track and different card effects that allow you to hurt your opponents. When a player is at zero health, they take a penalty but are not eliminated from the game, as they are reset to full health and aim to capture a video game feel in combat. You can also play in standard mode and the cards can be used in other expansions.
Injustice is aiming for the second half of 2022, and the studio has announced that something involving hard-to-find Crossover packs and a Bombshell-themed storage box is also on its way next year but has no release date. . The Dark Nights: Metal expansion does not yet have a release date.
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