Originally published by Asmodee in 2005, Mission Red Planet, designed by Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti, is a popular sci-fi game about colonizing Mars. It’s a character/action card system mechanic game that featured a steampunk theme. FFG announced today that they will be releasing a revised edition featuring small modifications made by the original designers. The following is a press release about the upcoming release:
Fantasy Flight Games announces Mission: Red Planet
A board game of planetary exploration in a
Victorian Steampunk universe
Roseville, MN – April 24, 2015. Today Fantasy Flight Games announced the upcoming release of a revised edition of Mission: Red Planet, developed in collaboration with the original designers Bruno Faidutti and Bruno Cathala.
Highly acclaimed when it was first released in 2005, in Mission: Red Planet players take control of mining corporations competing to occupy Mars and harvest its invaluable, newly discovered natural resources. Players launch their astronauts into space, station them in the most profitable zones of the planet, and mine for minerals and ice, all the while cunningly undermining their competition. The game unites a German-style area control mechanic with hand management and simultaneous placement, creating suspenseful and intense player vs. player interactions.
This edition maintains the core mechanics of this fast-paced game while incorporating updates by the original designers. Astronauts can land in a new zone, the moon Phobos, and the Soldier can now convey astronauts from Phobos to anywhere on Mars. Missions and Discoveries have been fine-tuned, and new Action Cards join the Event deck. The game can now handle six players, with rules for a two-player variant also included for the first time. The Victorian steampunk aesthetic has been refreshed with all-new graphic design for a more contemporary look.
Mission: Red Planet is designed for two to six players, suitable for ages 13 and older, and takes approximately 45– 90 minutes to play. It is currently scheduled to be available in the third quarter of this year.
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