(Edit – 1/17/22) – One more blog post before the release!
(Edit – 1/12/22) – Looks like this is supposed to release on January 19! Woo!!!
(Edit – 1/10/22) – The second Messiah Complex blog post is up from Upper Deck. Introduces the “Clone” keyword, and it looks like a really cool addition to the game. It will let you get multiple copies of the same card if available. Neat!
(Edit – 1/5/22) – The first Messiah Complex blog post from Upper Deck is posted! You can find it here with a couple of card reveals and it talks about two returning keywords: Investigate and Chivalrous Duel. Check it out!
Since people really seem to be interested in the Marvel Legendary expansions (judging from the number of people going to the 2021 post about upcoming expansions, even to today!), let’s do a 2022 update! This is everything I’ve seen from Boardgame Geek and other announcements regarding upcoming expansions.
First, I have to say that supposedly the remaining 2021 expansions are supposed to be coming out soon from Upper Deck (sadly, only the Annihilation expansion actually came out in 2021 from all the ones that were planned).
That would be the Dr. Strange expansion, the Messiah Complex expansion and the MCU (Marvel Movie) Guardians of the Galaxy expansion.
All of the expansions have released box art, which is cool!
But no sign of when they will be coming.
Anyway, Upper Deck has also announced at least one 2022 expansion that will be coming out, the Black Panther expansion, and they have just released the box art for it.
Yes, this does look pretty rad, doesn’t it?
Seems like we’re getting Storm as well as Black Panther.
I’m sure we’ll be getting Shuri, but who else on top of that?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Upper Deck has also revealed some stuff about the 2021 expansions that have been moved to 2022.
There have been a couple of Hero cards released (many thanks to Bageltop Games for posting these pics to Boardgame Geek!) for the Dr. Strange expansion.
It looks like at least some of the Dr. Strange cards (not necessarily the other Heroes in the expansion) will have an Avengers affiliation. Not sure how I feel about that one.
Here’s another one, also with Avengers affiiliation.
The Ritual Artifact keyword looks pretty cool. It will be interesting to see how it works.
We have had all five Heroes confirmed, which is nice.
Nightmare has also almost been confirmed (at least from the retailer solicit) as one of the Masterminds.
They’ve also released some card images for the Messiah Complex expansion.
Nice to see that special Sidekicks, as well as the “Investigate” keyword, are back! I like when the game reuses keywords and concepts rather than just coming up with new ones all the time. It makes the compatibility with previous expansions much better.
And the X-Factor team affiliation is back! At least as far as Sidekicks go, though if the Sidekicks have it, I would hope at least some of the Heroes do too.
Check out the BGG “What We Know” thread for more images as well as future updates!
There hasn’t been any released information about the MCU Guardians of the Galaxy expansion, but it will be from the MCU and not the comics, so it will have images from the two movies and it kind of constrains what Heroes/Villains/Masterminds there could be.
I haven’t bought any of the MCU sets yet, though I’m not 100% opposed to them. I may buy them one day.
Other than Black Panther, there haven’t been any 2022 expansions announced. Upper Deck may be making sure they can get the previously announced expansions out before doing any more new ones.
But we’ll see!
All of these look really interesting and I wonder if they will release the 2021 expansions in a compressed format, so maybe Dr. Strange in February, Messiah Complex in April, etc.
Since Upper Deck prints in the United States, they haven’t had the same shipping container issues that other game companies have had, but I think there have been paper supply issues (which maybe were exacerbated by the shipping container issues) and other problems that have prevented these expansions from getting published on time.
Since I used the COVID lockdown period to totally catch up on my expansions, I’m anxiously awaiting new ones as soon as they come out!
However, since they seem to be delayed all of the time, there’s no way I’m going to pre-order them from an online retailer along with other games. I could be waiting for those other games a great number of months (which is what happened with Annihilation).
That just means my local game store might get the benefit!
What do you think of any of these? Are you a Legendary fan who is waiting for all of them with bated breath? I hope you’re not holding your breath, as that will have serious health repercussions.
Let me know in the comments!
(And let’s see if the 2022 post gets as much traction as the 2021 post did?)