In 2019, Hearthstone director Ben Brode announced that, with his newly formed studio Second Dinner, he was working on a Marvel-licensed game. We now know what that game is. With Marvel and publisher Nuverse, Second Dinner has announced Marvel Snap, a collectible card game that will feature a number of beloved Marvel characters.
Marvel Snap is being billed as the fastest CCG out there, and based on what’s been shown of it so far, it seems like it’ll live up to that billing. Each match will only be three minutes long, and players will be allowed to take their turns simultaneously, which means there’s going to be very little downtime, and the action will be moving at a quick pace constantly.
There’s some interesting gameplay mechanics in there on top of the general CCG structure as well. The titular Snap mechanic, for instance, is a sort of risk-reward system that’ll let you snap your opponent if you’re really confident that you’re headed towards a victory. The goal in each match is to control areas by placing cards and battling other players, with the first player to control two of the three areas being declared victorious.
Each card will have its own attack and defense stats and its own abilities, and those abilities will be triggered in combat and by other events during matches. Each deck, meanwhile, will consist of a dozen cards, with the game featuring over 150 unique cards at launch.
You can get more details on the game in its reveal video below.
Marvel Snap is in development for PC and mobile devices. A closed beta is also coming (a date for it hasn’t yet been announced), and Android users can sign up for that starting now.