Upper Deck announced three upcoming releases at its Saturday night party at Gen Con, including games tied to Firefly and Big Trouble in Little China, and its second game based on house IP.
The company will release Firefly Legendary Encounters at Gen Con 2016. This will be Upper Deck’s second Firefly game; it debuted Firefly Shiny Dice (see “’Firefly’ Game from Upper Deck”) at Gen Con this year. “People have been asking for Firefly Legendary Encounters since Alien came out,” Upper Deck Manager-Entertainment Brands Jason Brenner told ICv2. “Predator was the next logical step, but now that that’s out, we’re going to do Firefly.”
Upper Deck also announced a Legendary game tied to cult film Big Trouble in Little China, the first game tied to the property, for release at Gen Con 2015. Using the game engine from its Marvel Legendary deck building game, the new game will be fully compatible or playable as a stand-alone game.
Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the Big Trouble in Little China property, and it’s been getting increasing amounts of attention lately. Dwayne Johnson is attached to a film remake (see “Dwayne Johnson in ‘Big Trouble in Little China’”), and BOOM! Studios has been producing comics.
And Upper Deck also announced its second game based on house intellectual property (the first was Bring Out Yer Dead, see “‘Bring Out Yer Dead’”). Pack of Lies, designed by Ryan Miller (Duel Masters, Horus Heresy Warhammer 40K CCG, Lord of the Rings Tradeable Miniatures Game) will be released this fall.
Pack of Lies will feature a high concept setting, in which high fantasy meets noir in Los Angeles ca. 1952. Five factions (Cops, Thugs, Mob, Enchantresses, and Clergy) are featured. All the factions tell lies about the other factions in the game, Brenner told us, and “the lies can be anywhere from ‘you killed a guy’ to something more raunchy.”