A staple in the horror franchise is getting its own board game. Zombies and mutants and malformations, oh my! Steamforged Games, the masterminds behind the Dark Souls board game, has started a Kickstarter for the official Resident Evil 2 board game, offering all sorts of goodies for pledges. With the help of more than 5,500 backers, it has already raised over $600,000, far exceeding its goal of $200,000. And with a few weeks left for the campaign, there’s still time for any of you reading to back the product and score some of those exclusives for yourselves.
The survival game is playable up to four people, each represented by a staple character from Resident Evil 2 miniature: Ada Wong, Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, and Robert Kendo. Primarily, game-play is centered around the innovative Tension Deck and managing your precious few resources. The Tension Deck creates trials and unease, exciting veteran lovers of the series and newbs at the same time. Unlike the video game, the board game will be a complete co-op experience, making strategy and communication key. Double tapping your enemies in the head may not be the best strategy the whole game through.
Expertly designed to be easily accessible to new players yet still immersive enough for dedicated fans, Resident Evil 2: The Board Game has the ability to cross all sort of borders. You can play it right out of the box or home-brew a system to create a narrative, table-top experience. Whether you’re looking for a casual game or an immeasurable role-playing event, there’s something for gamers of all stages. Something that versatile has to be exciting.
There is no official release date as of yet. The company estimates to have pledges’ delivered around a year’s time, in September 2018. Only the best horror stories know how to keep us in suspenseful angst, gaping with anticipation until the day we can finally play.
Will you be jumping on the Kickstarter for this Resident Evil 2 board game? Or, would you rather wait for the retail release? Let us know in the comments!