Atomic Mass Games has gotten a lot of requests to add members of the X-Men to their Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniature game.
It looks like that might be exactly what’s happening.
With an announcement on July 29 (which would be timed for the canceled and now virtual Gen Con) the game publisher is announcing… something.
Speculation is that a new starter set would be announced featuring the X-Men and villains. The announcement a big shock as the company’s already revealed releases are coming to an end leaving a large unknown after.
So, start speculating! What would you like to see with the X-Men?
Aconyte Books is the book publishing imprint of Asmodee Entertainment, a game company that is leveraging its IP for a range of new prose novels.
The publisher had previously announced a partnership with Marvel for a series of prose novels and it has now revealed the initial lineup which launches in Fall 2020.
Legends of Asgard: Set in the legendary realm of Asgard and rich in Norse-inspired mythology, these fantastical stories celebrate heroism, adventure, fate, honor, and myth. Raise a flagon of ale and enjoy tales of the extraordinary exploits of heroes and heroines from the Ten Realms.
Marvel Heroines:These captivating stories feature some of Marvel’s best-loved female characters, some just coming to understand their powers for the first time and others firmly established among the ranks of legendary Super Heroes.
Xavier’s Institute:These novels follow the young members of the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants. Expect stories of adventure, defiance, and growth as these characters explore their abilities and their place in the world.
Marvel Untold:These tales round up the best villains, magic-wielding heroes, and more from the furthest corners of the Marvel Universe. Whether it’s seeing a famous confrontation from a different perspective or exploring a piece of a character’s backstory that we’ve never seen before, these novels will bring these stories out into the light of day.
FALL 2020 PUBLICATION SCHEDULE
Legends of Asgard
The Head of Mimir
Richard Lee Byers
Liberty & Justice for All
The Harrowing of Doom
Legends of Asgard
The Sword of Surtur
C L Werner
DOMINO: STRAYS by Tristan Palmgren
[Marvel Heroines] Sharp-witted, luck-wrangling mercenary Domino takes on both a dangerous cult and her own dark past, in this explosive introduction to the new series of Marvel prose novels.
The job: infiltrate a Chicago conman’s cult to liberate some brainwashed twins. For former X-Force operative Domino, that’s a “hell no”. Fanatics are bad news. She still has nightmares about Project Armageddon, the super-soldier program that wrecked her life and destroyed her family. If only she’d had someone to help her back then, someone… like her. It’s a total pain in the ass, but maybe it is time to finally face those demons. With her probability manipulating superpowers she can turn even the worst of situations to her advantage.
Pub Date: Oct 6th, 2020 Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-050-0 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99 Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-051-7 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99
THE HEAD OF MIMIR by Richard Lee Byers
[Legends of Asgard] The young Heimdall must undertake a mighty quest to save Odin – and all of Asgard – in the first heroic fantasy novel set in Marvel’s incredible Legends of Asgard.
It is a dark time for Asgard. The Allfather is trapped in a bewitched Odinsleep, inspiring an all-out assault from the Frost Giants. They evade the gods’ defenses with uncommon ease as if guided by augury. Heimdall, a quick-witted young warrior still finding his place amongst Asgard’s defenders, believes it no coincidence that Odin lies enchanted and that the Giants are so well-informed. Sneaking into Odin’s inner chambers, he discovers that the severed head of Mimir, a great source of wisdom, is missing. Accompanied by his sister, Lady Sif, Heimdall must quest across the Ten Realms to retrieve it, lest mighty Asgard fall.
Pub Date: Oct 6th, 2020 Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-054-8 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99 Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-055-5 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99
LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL by Carrie Harris
[Xavier’s Institute] Two exceptional students face their ultimate test when they answer a call for help, in the first thrilling Xavier’s Institute novel, focused on the daring exploits of Marvel’s mutant heroes.
As part of their training at the New Charles Xavier Institute, Triage and Tempus are allowed to attempt their first solo flying mission. Some way into their mission, they pick up an urgent SOS message – Sentinels are attacking a superpowered mutant, who is struggling to protect an injured politician. When they abandon their lesson and answer the call, however, the identity of both will cause the two young X-Men far more problems than they bargained for.
Pub Date: Nov 3rd, 2020 Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-058-6 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99 Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-059-3 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99
THE HARROWING OF DOOM by David Annandale
[Marvel Untold] Our thrilling new line bringing new tales of Marvel’s Super Heroes and villains begins with the infamous Doctor Doom risking all to steal his heart’s desire from the very depths of Hell.
Notorious villain Doctor Victor von Doom has finally found a solution for his oldest obsession: rescuing his mother’s soul from the clutches of Hell. An alliance with the reclusive sage, Maria von Helm, has provided the key to Doom’s latest invention. Fusing their super-science and sorcery, Doom has created the Harrower, a device that will open a rift and wrench his mother’s soul from the netherworld. Back in the human world, however, rebel forces threaten to overrun Latveria and topple its dark leader – and revolution couldn’t come at a more dangerous time than when the gates of Hell itself have been unlocked.
Pub Date: Dec 1st, 2020 Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-052-4 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99 Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-053-1 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99
THE SWORD OF SURTUR by C L Werner
[Legends of Asgard] The God of War must explore a terrifying realm of eternal fire to reclaim his glory, in this epic fantasy novel of one of Odin’s greatest heroes.
Tyr, God of War and elder brother of Thor, embarks on a quest to seal his place at Odin’s side. Spurred on by loyal young Bjorn Wolfbane and the bewitching Lorelai, the trio set out to steal a sliver of Twilight, the sword of the fire giant Surtur, who will one day bring about Ragnarok and destroy Asgard. But the fiery realm of Muspelheim is fraught with volcanic trolls, lava Kraken, and Surtur’s brood of murderous warriors. Tyr must overcome both his own feelings and the motives of his allies, or risk triggering the apocalypse and cursing his name forever.
Pub Date: Dec 1st, 2020 Trade paperback • ISBN 978-1-83908-037-1 • US$16.95 • CAN$22.95 • UK£8.99 Ebook • ISBN 978-1-83908-038-8 • US$9.95 • CAN$13.95 • UK£7.99
A legendary Space Marine Chapter Master of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Marneus Calgar leads his elite Ultramarines against humanity’s greatest threats and has had his dark past shrouded in mystery…until now. This October, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jacen Burrows will unite to tell Marneus Calgar’s never-before-told origin story – from his beginnings on the world of Nova Thulium, his campaigns in the Black Crusades, and to the unfolding mystery of the Black Altar as a deadly threat from his past reemerges to threaten the present of the Ultramar system.
Gillen, a veteran player of the Warhammer tabletop miniature wargame, can barely contain his enthusiasm for the series.
I am venerable enough to have bought Rogue Trader in 1987. Since then, I like to think every hastily dry-brushed Necron, every badly edge-highlighted Marine, every ignored Harlequin (as painting Motley petrified me) has prepared me for writing the first Warhammer comics for Marvel. If I said, ‘Getting to explore the roots of Marneus Calgar and setting the stage for Marvel’s Warhammer comics is a dream come true,’ I would be betraying everything this grim future should be since ‘dream’ implies the possibility of hope. But getting to do this is the sort of thing Slaanesh would wave in my direction if she wanted me coming over to the tentacle-y side.
Or to translate for those less indoctrinated in 40K. I’m excited.
This never-before-told tale will be essential reading for 40K aficionados, as well as the perfect primer to the Warhammer 40,000 universe for those new to it. It will also be but the first foray into the larger darkness that is coming from Games Workshop and Marvel
Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, is going to be riding his Goblin Glider into Marvel: Crisis Protocol.
The figure is a highly anticipated villain and it’ll be interesting to see what other rogues we get from that corner of the Marvel Universe. Currently, Doctor Octopus and Venom have been released. Also coming soon are Miles Morales Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider.
WizKids has revealed a new Galactus figure for Heroclix. The Marvel HeroClix: Galactus – Devourer of Worlds Premium Colossal Figure will be available in August.
The figure stands on a 3×6 base with four dials. Two of those dials feature 32 clicks of health and there’s a new Herald Dial to serve. The fourth dial of the figure called the Elemental Converter Dial allows Galactus to devour the entire map!
This is the fifth iteration of Galactus in the game. The character was previously available along with the sets “Galactic Guardians” as a super booster, “Avengers” as a 2007 exclusive, and “Critical Mass” as a 2004 convention exclusive. There was also Zombie Galactus that was a convention exclusive in 2014.
Atomic Mass Games has been teasing upcoming releases for Marvel: Crisis Protocol and we now have a look at Ant-Man! Like The Wasp, Ant-Man has two different sizes for you to play with, and has us hoping for a “Giant Man” version down the road.
The release of these two figures introduces the “Transform” rule which covers figures which can change form/shape, or size.
Check out the two Ant-Man figures below as well as the new rule:
Pick your favorite hero, rescue your friends, and win battles to defeat Thanos! Funko Games has revealed Battleworld is a revolutionary cooperative, expandable, collectible adventure game featuring dozens of characters from all over the Marvel Universe! Players get to crack open the mysterious Thanostones during the course of play to reveal the mystery character inside for a constant sense of surprise and delight!
The game already has numerous products revealed!
Marvel Battleworld – Battle Ball
The Battle Ball provides fully-playable introduction to Battleworld in a collectible size!
Each Battle Ball includes:
5 battle cards
2 Micro Collectable Heroes one is still trapped in Thanostone,
2 hero cards and everything you need to play!
Marvel Battleworld – Mega Pack
The Mega Pack jumpstarts your collection into Battleworld!
Each pack includes:
13 battle cards
6 characters: 4 starting Heroes (including an exclusive Negative Zone Spider-Man variant) and two more trapped in Thanostones!
6 hero stands and everything you need to play!
Thanos Ship Showdown
The Thanos Ship Showdown expands the game to include an exclusive Thanos character and his brutal flagship!
Each set includes:
1 Thanos Ship with dice-dropping and battle damage-tracking action!
1 Exclusive Thanos character
1 Exclusive die and everything you need to add this to your game!
Travel Portal with Attack Spinner
The Travel Portal is the first accessory in the Battleworld line! Players can clip this to their bag to carry their favorite character wherever they go – and the spinner base can be used instead of the dice in the game!
We have a better look at the upcoming Spider-Man and Ghost-Spider figures for Atomic Mass Games‘ Marvel: Crisis Protocol.
This version of Spider-Man is Miles Morales who started out as Spider-Man in the “Ultimate” Marvel Universe. There, Miles takes on the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker is killed by the Green Goblin. Ghost-Spider is also from a different Earth than the default 616 and under the hood is Gwen Stacy. In that universe, Gwen is bitten by a radioactive spider.
Cards included in this set:
Portals Overrun City With Spider-People!
Team Tactics Card
All Webbed Up
All You’ve Got
It’s expected to be released in the third quarter of 2020 and retails for $34.99.