Descent expansion launches from Asmodee subsidiary

Published on: 28th March 2023

Descent Act II: The Betrayer’s War from Fantasy Flight Games, a subsidiary of Asmodee Group, is the highly anticipated expansion of Descent: Legends of the Dark.

Fantasy Flight Games, a leading publisher of tabletop board and card games, has announced the upcoming release of Descent Act II, The Betrayer’s War.

Descent Act II is a sprawling and deeply cooperative dungeon crawler driven by player choice – all powered by an app that allows for games to run without a Game Master. The game’s immersive storyline is packed with twists and turns to thrill players of all skill levels. Campaigns can be played solo or with up to four players, requiring cooperation and skilful teamwork to overcome challenges.

The Betrayer’s War builds on the adventures of its predecessor by introducing new villains, quests and mechanics. The game sees players returning to Terrinoth, where they find themselves in an unlikely alliance with their greatest enemy, Waiqar the Betrayer. They have to work together to battle against armies of dragons and the sinister machinations of the Uthuk Y’llan. All six heroes from the original game return to defend their legacy, each equipped with a new hero card and a variety of abilities to aid them in their battle against the impending darkness.

“Descent has been a fan favourite for years, and this new instalment is a natural evolution, introducing new mechanics and levelling up heroes for the next threat,” said Philip D. Henry, lead designer of Descent: Legends of the Dark. “Descent Act II builds on the core mechanics of the original so players can easily transition from one to the other.”

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a pioneering publisher of hobby board and card games, which has earned a reputation for its epic themes, immersive gameplay and top-level components. Many of FFG’s most popular titles are based on beloved licences such as Star Wars, Marvel, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. In addition, FFG has its own iconic universes such as Arkham Horror Files, Terrinoth Legends and Twilight Imperium. Fantasy Flight Games is a subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, owned by parent company, Embracer.

For more information on the Descent: Legends of the Dark series, visit the official Fantasy Flight Games website.


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