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Z-Man Games Taking Pre-Orders for Pandemic Legacy

Z-Man Games has started taking pre-orders for Pandemic Legacy. They've got two versions available, Red and Blue (but I think that's where the resemblance to Pokemon ends). In this cooperative game, players must try and keep 4 deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. You must balance between trying to simply treat areas while researching a cure. Event cards mean that things are always getting more complicated as you go along. No two games are ever the same. Each time you play, you create changes that stick with the game. If you've not played a "Legacy" style game before, it can be a bit odd to mark up or somehow change game components, but it really does create a unique gaming experience.

The game will be released October 8th.

From the announcement:

We are completely overwhelmed and humbled by the public’s reaction to Pandemic Legacy!
As of today, we have received 52,000 preorders for the game… and the game releases worldwide October 8, 2015.
Order yours now at your favorite retailer or directly here on our website.
We want to thank everyone for your support!

**Orders only available for US and Canada at this time.

The world is on the brink of disaster. In Pandemic Legacy, your disease fighting team must keep four deadly diseases at bay for a whole year. Each month will bring new surprises, and your actions in each game will have repercussions on the next. Will you let cities fall to the diseases? Will your team be enough to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year?
Craft your own unique Pandemic experience with Pandemic Legacy.
• An epic twist on the now classic Pandemic mechanisms.
• Ever-changing elements means that every game will be unique to your group.
• Shape the world, the characters, and even the diseases.

1 Game board
1 Epic-sized board, showing the world’s major cities and their status
5 Role cards
4 Pawns
6 Research stations
4 Cure markers
2 Track markers
96 Disease cubes
48 Infection cards
61 Player cards
4 Reference cards
1 Rulebook
And many surprises!