Today’s reveal talks about how the new Vs. System® 2PCG™ A-Force set connects to previous releases in various ways including a new keyword: AKA.
Often in comics a character is referred to by multiple names. The people behind them are still the same, but their codenames may have been changed over time. AKA, or Also Known As, connects characters with different named cards. The first example is Captain Marvel.
Not only is Captain Marvel a Main Character for the A-Force team, her AKA Ms. Marvel keyword gives her a connection to a character in the original Vs. System® 2PCG™ The Marvel Battles set. The reason this is so important? Captain Marvel does not have a Supporting Character card in A-Force. Ms. Marvel can be discarded to power-up Captain Marvel. Also, Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel count as the same person for the purposes of the Uniqueness rules. Ms. Marvel cannot be played by a player if they have Captain Marvel as their Main Character.
AKA also connects other characters within the A-Force release, but those will have to wait.
Another familiar face from The Marvel Battles is Mystique. But here on the Femme Fatales (the opposing team to A-Force in this set) she’s been upgraded to a Main Character.
Just like with past characters such as Luke Cage or Daredevil that have a Main Character on one team and a Supporting Character on another, both Mystiques count as the same person. This means players can use the Supporting Character to power-up the Main Character, but they can’t have both in play at the same time because they’re unique.
The final card for today returns another character from The Marvel Battles set. This time it is the mischievous god Loki.
On A-Force Loki is of course, female. She’s also the first character to get two different Supporting Characters. While this is a different version of Loki, this card and the cards from The Marvel Battles share the same name making them connected. Both versions of Loki can be used to power-up the other and they both can be used to power-up the Main Character from The Marvel Battles. They are also unique – Players can’t have more than one type of Loki in play at the same time. Players also can’t control a Supporting Character Loki if their Main Character is Loki.
VS System 2PCG A-Force is scheduled to release April 20, 2016. Pre-order now at your local gaming store!