Board games. They’re fun! And loads of people who play them also play video games. And the companies who make board games are really starting to figure this out.
Steamforged games, who made a few million with their Dark Souls adaptation last year, have now turned their eye to Resident Evil. Resident Evil 2, specifically, designing a “co-operative survival horror game for 1-4 players”.
Here’s the pitch:
Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game combines intense resource management and an innovative Tension Deck mechanic to create an enthralling experience for veterans and new players alike. With world-class miniatures that are faithful to the original in every detail, this game will capture the essence of the classic genre-defining Resident Evil™ 2 video game.
To survive the nightmare, players must explore dangerous and foreboding places for clues, equipment, and weapons that are critical to staying alive. Unusual sounds or barely glimpsed movement could hint at disaster. The Tension Deck forces players to carefully consider traveling through each area—and whether they can afford to avoid it altogether.
Course the appeal for loads of people will just be with how nice the miniatures look, esp handsome lil’ Leon Kennedy there.
The game’s already been funded, with an estimated release window of sometime around September 2018.