Upper Deck will release Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game Expansion in December.

Upper Deck confirmed the expansion in August (see “Upper Deck Reveals Schedule for Five New Games”) and has now released details and sample card images. The expansion includes two all new Hives, with stories exclusive to this game. Each story has a Location, three Objectives, and three Hive mini-decks. Players can play them separately or mix them in with the original Hives of the base game. The expansion also includes new mechanics and a whole new mode of play.

The 400-card set will include more face huggers, more Aliens, and more Alien Queen cards. The game also adds character cards for Lieutenant Gorman, Superintendent Andrews, Captain Elgyn, and Kane. There is also a unique playmat that allows player to play as the Alien Queen.  The game also includes a full color rule sheet and removable foam inserts to customize the card collection.

The game is for 1 – 5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in about 45 minutes. MSRP is $39.99.

(See 9 card preview in the gallery below.)