Major Announcements Coming at Gamescom
The team at Second Dinner has teased some big announcements at next week’s Gamescom: Opening Night Live event via a surprise post on the Marvel Snap discord and from the Marvel Snap Twitter account. In the post, they reminisced about the early days of the game and also thanked the players with a free gift!
"Next week the team is pumped to share more about SNAP’s future at Gamescom Opening Night Live. As a small token of gratitude for the support from millions of players worldwide, we’re giving away 500 free credits! Claim yours at playmarvelsnap.com/gamescom using code: GAMESCOM. This code will expire Aug 22 @ 11 AM PT, so don’t miss out! Let’s rewind a bit. Our journey began in a tiny space above Brode’s garage, with just a couple of us brainstorming game ideas. Fast forward to today, and it’s almost surreal. From the garage to launching a game played by millions across the globe, it’s a dream come true to be developing the MOST fun games ever! This reality is possible because of people like you! Every stream you host, every comment you post (yes, even THOSE comments) drives us. We’re committed to crafting the most FUN experience and cherish that out of countless games you CHOOSE to play MARVEL SNAP. It’s an honor we NEVER take for granted. Next week we’ll be showing the game’s next chapter. Beyond that, we’ll be inching closer to the 1st Anniversary of MARVEL SNAP in October. Our promise stays the same; We want to keep making the best and most fun game ever. And we’ll continue to listen to your feedback and do right by you. Thank you for sticking with us and making the MARVEL SNAP community the wonderful place it is. I hope we share many adventures for years to come. Love from the whole team."
Gamescom: Opening Night Live is a large event in the gaming business scene taking place from August 23–27 in Cologne, Germany. Several members of the Second Dinner team, including Ben Brode, will be in attendance.
It’s unclear exactly what will be revealed, but they’ve promised to show “the game’s next chapter,” so we may be in for some major reveals. It seems like a safe bet that PC widescreen UI will be among them. I'm assuming a full visual reveal of the new UI is on the docket. We could also get more information on some of the reactions and emotes teased at San Diego Comic Con from the panel on the 'Art of Marvel Snap'.
Could we be getting news about the next game mode in Snap? It was revealed in the latest road map that the team had a new mode in the 'in concept' stage. Most of the speculation around new modes has centered on Draft or a four-player mode. Draft Mode in Snap could be anything from the pick-ban format popularized in Korea to something akin to Hearthstone's Arena Mode. The possibilities for a third mode are endless, and Second Dinner could come up with something totally different and unexpected; they've done it before!
There has also been a lot of excitement surrounding new types of variants. Hopefully, we'll find out exactly what the Ultimate Variant's in-game effects look like. And what in the world could Mythic Variants be?
Hopefully, there are more details about the new prestige system. We could get a peek at a new prestige track based on cosmetic progress and splits.
Additionally, as a show of gratitude for the support Snap has received, the team is giving away 500 free Credits! To claim yours, head to playmarvelsnap.com/Gamescom and use the code GAMESCOM along with your player ID. The code expires on August 22nd at 2 p.m. EST.
The team also hinted at the prospect of anniversary celebrations. The first Anniversary of Marvel Snap is in October, and it looks like the team at Second Dinner is going to ring in the second year of the game in style. Anniversary variants, anyone?
Stay tuned for more updates from Gamescom, and let us know if you’ll be attending in Cologne! What news do you think could be coming? What could the new prestige system and mythic variants be? Comment below with your predictions!