If you've never played a deckbuilding game, they have all the strategy and randomization of a collectible card game, but with everything included, so that you don't have to shell out an exorbitant amount of money for booster packs in the hopes that you'll get a card that you need. They're great, and some of the most fun I've had playing them has been with the ones that are based on superheroes. The only problem is that none of those games feature Ninjak.

Now, that's going to change. As we head into Gen Con in Indianapolis, Valiant Entertainment and Catalyst Games have announced the upcoming release of The Valiant Universe Deckbuilding Game, which features not just cards, but also miniatures based on Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Faith, and yes... Ninjak.



Here's the information from Valiant's official announcement:


Debuting this week at Gen Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME – the latest tabletop game created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs! Following the success of the critically lauded VALIANT UNIVERSE RPG, Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant are taking their partnership to new heights with the next astonishing game featuring your favorite superheroes! Command the Valiant Universe like never before with the first series of highly detailed figurines from the Valiant Universe, including X-O MANOWAR, FAITH, LIVEWIRE, BLOODSHOT, and NINJAK, and immerse yourself in strategic deck building gameplay that includes over 200 unique playing cards!

Deep beneath Alcatraz prison lies a top secret base operated by the paramilitary contractor known as Project Rising Spirit. Known only as “the Facility,” P.R.S.’s secret bunker is armed with enough power to change the world—or destroy it. When word of the subterranean facility leaks, the Valiant Universe’s most powerful groups, including The Harbinger Foundation, G.A.T.E., and the Harbinger Renegades, race to acquire the deadly possessions and put the fate of the world in their hands! With a cataclysmic confrontation imminent, take control with your warring team and claim P.R.S.’s base for yourself! As the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes fight at your command, move your superhero miniatures through an interactive facility grid to acquire cards for an unbeatable deck and attack your opponents in a world-shaking battle for supremacy!

As your favorite heroes and villains assemble for an unprecedented battle royale, determine the very fate of the Valiant Universe with a jam-packed gaming experience exploding with the following items:

Five highly detailed superhero miniatures, including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, and Ninjak!

5 Zone of Influence cards
5 Organization cards
25 Basic cards
25 Shutdown cards
15 Power cards
175 Sector cards
1 Facility Durability Tracker
1 six-sided die
1 sheet of cardboard counters



For those of you not at Gen Con this weekend, the game is currently up for pre-order with a price of $59.99, which also gets you the pre-order exclusive Rai figure and character card.