The focus of Rise of the Combiners is a new type of character that can “combine” with other characters to create a more powerful oversized combatant. Rise of the Combiners will feature a total of six sets of characters that can be combined in this way.
In addition to the combining characters, the new expansion will add new features to the game, including triple-changing characters with multiple alternate forms, single-star battle cards, two new abilities—Brave and Stealth—and a new green battle icon that allows players to swap cards from their hand for cards in play.
Rise of the Combiners will include a total of 46 character cards and 81 battle cards. Cards will be packaged in 8-card booster packs, each with one foil character card. Boosters will be sold in 30-pack display boxes. MSRP has not been announced.
Last year, Wizards initiated a new organized play program to support the game (see “‘Transformers TCG’ Introduces New OP Formats”).