It will be a cooperative deck evolution card game for 1 to 4 players which follows a similar theme and progression system as the video game on which it is based.
Players explore Encounters around them to defeat a variety of enemies, and gain Souls and Treasure. A player’s deck represents their health and their tactical options in combat. Health, and the deck, is only restored when a player rests at a bonfire. Adapting to enemy behaviour and memorizing their attacks is key towards defeating them and progressing towards the Final Boss battle.
In the core game there are four bosses who each have their own deck of 8 devastating attacks:
- Vordt of the Boreal Valley
- Abyss Watcher
- Pontiff Sulyvahn
- High Lord Wolnir
Players can also choose between four classes including the Herald, Knight, Assassin, and Sorcerer. Each of these have a powerful in-game ability.
The core game includes:
- Over 400+ cards (Starting Deck Cards, Equipment Cards, Stamina Cards, Enemy Cards, Boss Cards)
- Playing Boards (Player Board, Encounter Board, Enemy Board)
- 60+ Tokens
Steamforged Games also developed the board game version of Dark Souls which is currently available.