It’s undeniable that as soon as Upper Deck announced the Alien inclusion into the VS 2PCG universe, many players were excited to play as the films’ lead star Ripley. Ripley has always been a strong character that also happens to possess the ability to survive even the most extreme situations. The character has been iconic for decades and by this time next week she’ll be playable within VS 2PCG.
Thankfully, Upper Deck won’t make you wait an entire week to get a glimpse of her.
For a L1 Main Character, Warrant Officer Ripley feels par for the course. She has a standard 2 ATK and 5 DEF, and comes with 5 Health. Similar to MC Luke Cage’s Impervious Skin, Ripley can use one Earth resource to Daze (stun but not wound) a character on your side. What’s fascinating here is that she can use it on any character on your side, not just herself! Most importantly though, the character can keep its equipment!
With her Last Survivor of the Nostromo, Ripley gains XP during each of your Build Phases equal to the number of wounds she has. This doesn’t mean she’ll need seven wounds to fully level up, rather she just needs to be wounded by the start of your Build Phase each turn to get an XP bump. The longer she survives, the quicker she reaches her L2 Main Character!
In a really interesting and really surprising move, Upper Deck will be releasing multiple different versions of Ripley as an MC in the Aliens expansion. Each of The Company MC’s in Aliens are various personifications of Ripley!
When Aliens hits retail shelves on August 17th, you’ll be able to send Ripley against a Swarm of Alien Facehuggers and Ovomorphs!