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Panini’s Meta-X Gets Attack on Titan

At Gen Con 50, we learned that the next theme that will be a part of Panini‘s Meta-X trading card game system will be Attack on Titan. The set is set to launch in early 2018.

The Meta-X game system recently launched with the Justice League Trading Card Game which has so far seen a base set and has a second set announced for November based on the Green Lanterns.

The two properties will be able to be played together opening interesting and potentially exciting combinations in cards and characters.

The new Attack on Titan set will launch with a two-player Starter Set along with booster packs.

Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game Out November 9th from Cryptozoic

attack-on-titan-deck-building-game-2Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced the November 9 release of the Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game. The 1-5 player card game is based on the hit anime series in which heroes try to protect the walls of the last remaining human city from the onslaught of giant carnivorous Titans. The game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine with the addition of movement, as well as other unique gameplay features that place players inside the world of Attack on Titan. In addition, this is the first Cerberus deck-building title to offer cooperative play from the start, without requiring an expansion.

As with other Cerberus games, in the Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game there are always five areas of cards available for players to acquire at any one time. What is different is that each of these five areas represents a “District,” which is in turn protected by a Wall. Cards that the Heroes can buy are placed on the inside of the Walls, while Titans that appear are placed on the outside of the Walls.

Players become Heroes from the anime, including Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, each of whom has a unique special ability that helps the team. Along with a Hero Card, players have a Hero standee, since movement is a factor in the game, as utilized through cards with movement values. Players must move Heroes from District to District to buy needed cards, such as Ally, Equipment, Location, and Maneuver Cards. When they’re ready, Heroes can be moved over Walls to fight off Titans or protect Walls from being destroyed.

The Titans appear out of the main deck in the game, coming into play at semi-regular intervals. Archenemy Titans—like the fan-favorite Colossal Titan—usually require the whole team to combat since they have Hit Points. When players attempt a kill shot on an Archenemy Titan, it lashes out with a Titans on Attack Card, causing an unexpected event that might hamper a team’s ability to get the kill or make it a very costly victory. There are 10 different Archenemy Titans, making the four that appear during any play session very unpredictable. These Titans are broken up into levels, so the later they appear, the stronger they are. As a result, players need to focus on building a stronger deck—making their characters stronger—to have a chance to defeat them.

To win, players must defeat all four Archenemy Titans. They lose if the main deck runs out of cards, all five Walls fall down, or two Heroes die (three Heroes in a 2-3 player game).

The Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game will be available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game gives fans a chance to relive the adventures of Season 1 in a complex deck-building experience before the premiere of Season 2 in 2017.

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Gen Con 2015: Cryptozoic’s Attack on Titan

At Gen Con 2015, Cryptozoic was on hand showing off their upcoming Attack on Titan board game based on the popular manga and anime series.

You and a team must work together to take down a Titan before it destroys the tower and kills all of the civilians.

The game demoed featured temporary parts and the rules may get tweaked before release, but you get a general idea of the gameplay by the end.

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Don’t Panic Games Acquire License for Attack on Titan games

attack_on_titanCryptozoic Entertainment and Don’t Panic Games announce their collaboration on the acquisition of the Attack on Titan anime license to design and distribute board games internationally.

A worldwide phenomenon, the Attack on Titan property began as a manga, with 50 million copies in print as of November 2014. Six of the seven English volumes spent time on The New York Times Manga best-seller list, volume one was listed for 81 weeks in a row. Attack on Titan’s success continued with the creation of the anime along with diverse licensed retail merchandise, eight video games and two anime films.

In addition, the much anticipated Japanese release of two Attack on Titan films in August and September is generating excitement with movie trailers recently released. These two live-action films are also slated for distribution in the Americas.

The first Attack on Titan board game, designed by award-winning game designers, Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc will be released internationally in 2016. In the game, one player takes on the role of a Titan while the others represent the human heroes fighting it. The game features a revolutionary game mechanic, the Titan piece is a vertical game board element and the hero game pieces climb in an effort to take him down.

The initial board game prototypes will be demonstrated for the first time worldwide at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Japan Expo in Paris, July 2-5.