Gen Con 2019: Jasco Games Reveals the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game
Jasco Games is giving gamers from all over the world the first look into the upcoming My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game. The new CCG is scheduled to be released in stores early 2020, but before the official release, Jasco Games will be handing out Demo Decks and hosting Demo Tournaments to kick off the celebration of one of the world’s most exciting anime franchises!
UniVersus – A game where popular characters from any franchise can face off in card to card combat!
With the launch of the My Hero Academia CCG, Jasco is debuting their new CCG title, “UniVersus”. UniVersus is an update to the UFS game that originally launched in 2006 (and is still going strong today). The new game features a fresh new look, new card backs and improved game play. The basic game mechanics will still follow the Universal Fighting System, however, all cards released in 2020 and after will have the new look and feel of UniVersus, which will allow us greater creative freedom in exploring new mechanics to keep the game fun and will allow us to keep true to the themes and feel of future licenses.
Fans of the Universal Fighting System CCG have been anxiously waiting to hear if My Hero Academia will be compatible in the flagship UFS game. The short answer is, YES! My Hero Academia characters and cards will be fully compatible with existing UFS cards. In addition to this news, the My Hero Academia CCG will ALSO be treated as its own stand-alone CCG with unique organized play, tournament scene, special celebration events and consistent set releases planned out for the next several years. That means fans of My Hero Academia that wish to only play the My Hero Academia CCG AND fans of the flagship game, UFS, will both get to enjoy the new anime title.
The UFS standard environment will remain the same. Official tournaments already require card sleeves which means the new card backs will still be allowed after the release of UniVersus. UFS players, just remember to sleeve your cards in opaque sleeves (not clear/not see through).
Why is Jasco Games introducing “UniVersus” after 13 years of success with UFS?
Jasco Games believes in the fundamental importance of easy entry into our game and a strong grassroots organized play program for fans of our CCG titles. With the launch of UniVersus, new players can easily jump into the world of My Hero Academia and play the highly thematic and Japenese influenced game system created for the world. Players of our Universal Fighting System will also be able to enter UniVersus with no trouble, as it is fully compatible, fully supported and easier to pronounce!
When can you get demo decks and how?
Demo decks will be handed out at the Gen Con booth #2119 all weekend. If you are not able to make it to the booth or event hall for a demo, don’t worry! Just ask your local hobby store to contact Jasco Games to receive FREE demo decks to gear up for the official release. Hobby stores may request demo decks here:
Now’s your chance to get a head start on the rules and game system before the drop of set 1 in early 2020. Jasco Games will also be giving out 3 different, Con Exclusive Promo Cards at Gen Con. If you can’t make the show, they’ll be handing out alternate art foil cards at other events across North America. UFS players, the My Hero Academia demo decks and promo cards will be tournament legal immediately after Gen Con. The next place players will be able to acquire the My Hero Academia Promos are CNE-Gaming Garage, August 16 – September 2, and FanExpo, August 22 – 25, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stay tuned for additional dates in the coming weeks!