CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today that fans of ALIEN, PREDATOR and FIREFLY will soon be able to purchase trading cards, trading card games, stickers and sticker books inspired by the popular franchises. Upper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products continue to grow an already existing partnership offering film and television fans, collectors and gamers a merchandise collection true to the titles they love.
The first product to be released under the new agreement will be Legendary™ Encounters: An ALIEN Deck Building Game. While the game can be played on its own, Upper Deck is working to incorporate certain elements from the Marvel Legendary Deck Building Game to be compatible with the new ALIEN game.
"Fans of the popular ALIEN, PREDATOR and FIREFLY franchises crave one-of-a-kind and engaging merchandise even now, years after the films and television series debuted," said Roz Nowicki, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Retail at Fox Consumer Products. "We are looking forward to a continued partnership with Upper Deck, expanding our trading card offering to collectors and fans of these beloved sci-fi titles."
"Bringing in the popular ALIEN, PREDATOR and FIREFLY franchises to expand our Legendary Deck Building game portfolio just makes sense," said Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck. "At Upper Deck we aren't looking to just push out dozens of different games, in hopes that one or two might succeed. We believe that it is more important to focus our efforts and invest heavily in creating what we know will be a great gaming experience for our audience."
Upper Deck is planning to release additional trading card games for the three franchises, along with brand new lines of trading cards and stickers. Details and release dates for these products will be announced later this year.
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectible company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit www.upperdeck.com.
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of prime time entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
SOURCE Upper Deck