Fantasy Flight Games has announced the newest hero pack coming to Marvel Champions. Fans of Iron Man will surely enjoy this addition of War Machine to the mix. Four of the last five hero packs released have revolved around Guardians of the Galaxy, so this marks a bit of a change from the recent batch of content from Fantasy Flight Games and Marvel Champions.
Here’s some of the details from the press release:
“A proud soldier and a longtime friend of Tony Stark, James Rhodes fought for his country as a United States Marine fighter pilot before Stark outfitted him with his very own advanced armored suit. Now, he fights for all of Earth as War Machine, and the forces of Thanos won’t know what hit them!
This heavily-armored Avenger flies into battle in this expansion pack, which introduces War Machine as a brand-new playable hero, along with his fifteen signature cards. With a pre-built Leadership deck ready to play from the get-go, you’ll be eager to unload on your enemies with War Machine’s massive arsenal from the moment you open the box. With tons of powerful weapons and upgrades to play with, War Machine is an awesome hero that is perfectly at home on the front lines.”
War Machine’s unique cards and mechanics center around ammo counters, which can be built up to make powerful attacks against your favorite Marvel villains. His ammo counters can be used alongside a variety of tech upgrades to damage or other cards that allow him to help thwart schemes. Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther are three of the allies mentioned in War Machine’s signature cards.
The announcement of War Machine comes shortly ahead of the release of the next big-box campaign for Marvel Champions—The Mad Titan’s Shadow. The campaign will feature five brand new scenarios that ends with a face-off against the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. The Mad Titan’s Shadow is scheduled to hit shelves in August 2021.