Superpowered card game Marvel Snap hits PC and mobile in October

Marvel Snap

Heroes and villains slam the digital tabletop next month

Nuverse and Second Dinner are bringing the heroes and villains of Marvel to the card arena next month. Digital card battler Marvel Snap hits PC and mobile on October 18.

Announced today during the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase at D23 Expo, the free-to-play card game will feature over 150 cards at launch and more than 80 different locales for digital dueling.

Marvel Snap is being developed by Second Dinner, a studio founded by several former Hearthstone developers. In its reveal back in May, the team assured that while Marvel Snap is free-to-play, every card will be available through gameplay.

Probably shouldn’t let Thanos play Snap

One of the key mechanics in Marvel Snap is the titular “snap” move, allowing players to effectively double-down. It’s a bluffing mechanic that reminds me a lot of Gwent, and could add an interesting dynamic to play.

Second Dinner is also advertising fast play sessions, at just three minutes a pop. Seems like the idea is to pick up and play quickly.

Considering the way Hearthstone dominated the digital card landscape so fast, I’m interested to see what this team puts together. With the whole Marvel universe behind it for fodder, the team certainly won’t lack for interesting characters to toss in. Fingers crossed for some Squirrel Girl.

If you want to keep up with the game and be ready to grab when it’s live, you can pre-register over on the Marvel Snap site here.

Marvel Snap debuts for mobile and PC on October 18.

Eric Van Allen