If you were a fan of Batman: The Animated Series from the early 90’s get your dice ready. IDW Games announced their upcoming tabletop game based on the popular series. The animated film noir style series has only become more popular in the 25 years since it was first released.
— IDW Games (@IDWGames) May 7, 2018
The game will be called Batman: The Animated Series–Gotham Under Sieged. In their release, IDW said,
Batman: The Animated Series–Gotham Under Siege puts players in the role of Gotham’s heroes as they use dice allocation and threat management to defend the city against henchmen and bosses, and fight to save the city from being destroyed.
In this first release the playable characters are going to include: Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman, and Commissioner Gordon/Montoya. The game will include minis for each of these characters along with buildings to destroy and all new artwork.
This summer Gotham is under siege… pic.twitter.com/F3dzbbea5w
— IDW Games (@IDWGames) April 27, 2018
The Batman series has some of the most interesting antagonists in comics. Batman: The Animated Series first introduced audiences to Harley Quinn and gave everyone the thrill of Mark Hamill as The Joker. While there is little doubt the Joker himself will be making an appearance, the game isn’t only about beating the bad guys.
You’ll need to balance between cleaning up the streets of Gotham and completing story missions in order to protect the city. Let too many civilians fall or building be destroyed and there be nothing left of Batman to protect!
According to the description on Amazon, this release is going to focus on settings and events inspired by season 1 of the animated show. Future releases will likely cover the later seasons.
The game itself is recommended for people ages 14+ and can be played with 1-5 players. You can play on your own if you want! Batman: The Animated Series–Gotham Under Siege will be available on IDW’s site in August 2018, though it is available for pre-order on other sites.
What about you, geeks? Feel like updating your tabletop nights with this one? Let us know in the comments!