Play As Batman Or His Foes In The Upcoming Arkham City Board Game

Well this certainly sounds cool. Deck-building game designers Cryptozoic games are creating a new game based on Arkham City. In a cool twist, the game will cast one player as the caped crusader, and the other as all of his enemies, and they'll duke it out for control of Arkham City. Using cards, in the Batman tradition.

Here's some details from Cryptozoic:

  • In Batman™: Arkham City Escape, two players engage in a game of wits and strategy that pits Batman against his greatest foes as they try to escape Arkham City!
  • One player takes on the role of Batman, and the other player is in command of Batman's Rogues Gallery! No two games play out the same, as the villain player uses a random assortment of villains each time.
  • Each of the Arkham City inmates has exclusive special abilities to use as they take hostages and try to escape the clutches of the Dark Knight.
  • Utility Belt cards give Batman access to a variety of special gadgets to use as he works towards stopping the Arkham City escapees and saving his allies!

Arkham City Escape will be out in February 2013. You can find out more about the game, along with some close-up images of a few of the cards, over at Cryptozoic's site. This all sounds good to me. I hope there's a shark card.

BATMAN™: ARKHAM CITY ESCAPE [Cryptozoic games via Polygon]