SolarFlare Games is entering the Second Robotech War with the June 25 release of ROBOTECH:  Crisis Point, a stand-alone sequel to its earlier ROBOTECH:  Force of Arms game.  The earlier game also gets reinforced by a new free expansion pack:  ROBOTECH:  Grand Cannon Expansion, releasing at the same time.

ROBOTECH:  Crisis Point picks up the story with the arrival of the Robotech Masters and the resistance of the Army of the Southern Cross.  In this two-player area control card game, one player takes on the role of the Robotech Masters, the other the forces of humanity.  Players use cards representing infantry and mecha units, heroes, and command actions to advance their strategy, trying to destroy their opponent’s forces while protecting their own.

The game includes 76 cards, 158 tokens, and 1 game board.  It is intended for 2 players, ages 8 and up, and takes a bit more than half an hour to play.  MSRP is $29.99.  ROBOTECH:  Crisis Point was designed by Dave Killingsworth (ROBOTECH:  Force of Arms, Nightmare Forest:  Dead Run) and produced under license from Harmony Gold.

The ROBOTECH:  Grand Cannon Expansion is a small booster pack format expansion set for ROBOTECH:  Force of Arms.  It introduces the Grand Cannon to the game, along with new heroes and command cards for both the RDF and the Zentraedi.  SolarFlare is offering the expansion for free.

ROBOTECH:  Force of Arms was part of Impressions new demo kit program, launched earlier this year (see “Impressions Offering Quarterly Demo Kits”).