I was wrong about how I thought the unreleased Pandemic Legacy games were going to play out. Pandemic Legacy Season 0 is going to be the next release. That much is true. And I thought that Season 3 was still being worked on, but according to this new Dicebreaker interview, Season 0 will be the last final game. It says so right in the first paragraph:
Itâ€™s been three years since the last Pandemic Legacy game, and five years since Season 1 first reinvented the co-op hit with its widely acclaimed campaign. Countless cards have been torn, endless stickers have been stuck and the excitement of opening the next box of surprises hasnâ€™t dimmed. But with Pandemic Legacy: Season 0, the series comes to an end.
Ah well, I was wrong but that doesn’t temper my expectations of the game. Ending a trilogy with a prequel feels like some sort of Soderbergh or Tarantino altered timeline film, so I’m curious how it’ll go
Pandemic Legacy Season 0 is now available for pre-order over at Z-MAN Games. Price is $79.99, but if you’re patient, you can probably score a pretty great deal on it eventually (I got Season 1 and 2 for more than half off from Amazon last year). Never played a Pandemic Legacy game before? No problem, you don’t need to have played Season 1 or 2 to play 0, it says so right on the box:
Never played any Pandemic game? The original co-op is still in print (and on sale from Amazon right now for $35.99, a 20% discount) and there’s a ton of spin-offs. There’s also a newly released scaled-down version of the original game called Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America for $19.99 available from Target right now. Designed for quicker games with less moving parts and a smaller size for portability, it’s enough to give you a taste of the full Pandemic game at a cheaper price. Think of Hot Zone as an amuse-bouche to the full game. I’m waiting for my copy of Hot Zone to come in and give it a whirl.