Special effects studio wizards Weta Workshop and Cryptozooic Entertainment have teamed up with designer Matt Hyra (Attack on Titan: Deck Building Game, Ghostbusters: The Board Game, DC Comics Deck Building Game, and many others) to bring the 2-4p mech combat game GKR: Heavy Hitters to Kickstarter. In Giant Killer Robots (GKR) players create a squad, build their deck of cards and compete for fame, fortune, and salvage rights. GKR: Heavy Hitters combines mech building, dice rolling and tactical play with beautiful components. The 4 asymmetric teams each come with 1 large (139 mm) pre-painted miniature and a support team of three smaller (47 mm) units.
Players take the role of a unique pilot with special skills and upgrades, commanding one of the teams to battle with primary, secondary and orbital weapons. As players take damage, they lose cards from their deck, and if the cards run out, they are eliminated. The goal is to tag the large buildings on the board, which gains the player corporate sponsorship and tactical advantage. Four tags on a building destroys the structure, and four destroyed buildings wins the game.
The GKR: Heavy Hitters Kickstarter campaign continues until March 24, and is expected to deliver in December 2017. Click here to go to the Kickstarter page.