We’re just a few short days away from the second season drop of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, but fans of Five, Vanya, and the Kraken’ can now take those adventures into their own hands. Studio71 Games have revealed their partnership with Dark Horse to develop an official Umbrella Academy card game, available on Kickstarter later this year.
Based on the Dark Horse Comics series written by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and Daytripper‘s Gabriel Bá, the card game will allow players to select character and attack cards centered around the seven siblings and strategically use to defeat villainous characters such as Dr. Terminal and Carmichael.
“We are thrilled with the continued fan response and reception to The Umbrella Academy,” said Way and Bá in the press release. “Our love for these stories and characters is what makes us excited for you all to get to experience them firsthand with the Studio71 Umbrella Academy Card Game.”
From the initial description, it seems like The Umbrella Academy Card Game will work a bit like the classic card game War: players will select from the seven siblings —The Boy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Horror, Vanya, Seance, and Space Boy — who will each have a set of special powers and abilities, while the villains will use their own signature attack cards. The turn starts as a card from each desk is set face down on the field. When the cards are flipped, the character with the stronger attack score deals higher damage to the other. Dysfunctional family cards will provide additional challenges to our heroes by incorporating various conflicts and themes from the comic. The villains will be able to win if these issues stack up and overpower the heroes into a defeat.
Those interested can sign up for notifications here, and a free holographic Umbrella Academy Hero Card will be given to those who commit to preordering early.
So what do you think, comic fans? Are you interested in backing the card game? Let us know in the comments below!
Did you know?
On top of founding My Chemical Romance and writing The Umbrella Academy, Gerard Way is also the co-creator of Peni Parker, the anime inspired Spider-Man featured in Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.