Cryptozoic Announces Release of DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal

Cryptozoic Announces Release of DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal

Based on Dark Nights: Metal DC Comic Book Series, Latest DC Deck-Building Game Entry Features The Batman Who Laughs, Foil Box and Cards, and Gameplay Innovations

Lake Forest, CA – August 5, 2020 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the August 12 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal at retailers everywhere. Based on the wildly popular Dark Nights: Metal DC comic book series, the latest entry in Cryptozoic’s long-running DC Deck-Building Game series lets 2-5 players join the Justice League to defeat The Batman Who Laughs and various other evil versions of the Dark Knight. Moreover, it features a foil-stamped box, over 20 foil Metal cards, and gameplay innovations like Recruiting additional DC Super Heroes.

“Each DC Deck-Building Game tries to create fresh challenges for diehard fans and in Dark Nights: Metal, the Batman Who Laughs torments players by constantly capturing their Characters,” said Cory Jones, Co-Founder of Cryptozoic. “To have any chance against him and the other intimidating DC Super-Villains, you’ll have to rescue your teammates as quickly as possible. The game is a ton of fun and, given how amazing the art is in the comic book series, it should come as no surprise that the cards and other components look spectacular!”

In DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth, players can play as members of the Justice League: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Plastic Man. The Batman Who Laughs menaces the team throughout the game by Capturing DC Super Heroes, beginning with Batman at game’s start. It’s up to players to rescue them and Recruit DC Super Heroes during play, potentially having multiple Characters and their abilities on their team.

In the game, Weakness cards are especially dangerous, since a player has to play these cards first if they have any in their hand. If they put two of these cards into play, the player’s DC Super Hero becomes Captured and their turn ends. Having too many Weakness cards in one’s deck will reduce Victory Points at the end of the game, making winning much more difficult.

In addition, the game features easy-to-distinguish foil cards with the subtype “Metal.” Other cards have unique effects based on whether players have these Metal cards.

DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal will be available August 12 at hobby retailers across the U.S. and the Cryptozoic Store for a retail price of $40.

Product Details:

  • Number of players: 1-4
  • Ages: 15+
  • Playtime: 60 minutes
  • Cerberus Engine
  • Game Design by Matt Hyra, Matt Dunn, Ben Stoll, and Nathaniel Yamaguchi
  • Contents Summary:
    • 202 Game Cards
      • 36 Punch Starter Cards
      • 16 Vulnerability Starter Cards
      • 97 Main Deck Cards
      • 16 Breakthrough Cards
      • 7 DC Super-Villain Cards
      • 30 Weakness Cards
    • 11 Oversized DC Super Heroes
    • 1 Promo Deathstroke Oversized DC Super-Villain in the First Printing
    • 1 The Batman Who Laughs Tile
    • 1 Dark Nights: Metal Divider
    • 1 Dark Nights: Metal Randomizer
    • 1 Rulebook

For more information, check out the DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal product page.

About Cryptozoic
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit for more information and sign up for the company’s Mailing List to receive the Fans First Newsletter and updates about products and events.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a WarnerMedia Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information visit

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