We’ve already reported about the upcoming Spyfall expansion that Cryptozoic is putting out, but that’s not all they have coming. The first game coming is the first licensed game for the Attack on Titan anime series and that is Attack on Titan the Deck Building game. This is a cooperative game where you will be playing as characters like Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as you build up your deck to fight against the unstoppable titans as they attack the last human settlement. This game will use the Cerberus Engine that is used by the DC Deck Building Game so those who have played that game will be familiar with how the game goes. One major difference is that there is a positional element to the game in that you have to be in the right place in addition to having the right cards. Look for this to hit store shelves in a just a few weeks.
Next will be the retail release of the second Ghostbusters board game, Ghostbusters II the Board Game. This game expands on the concept from the first game and has you playing the Ghostbusters against all the ghouls and ghosts from the second movie. Hopefully you have what it takes to stop Vigo before he comes back to enslave the world. Look for this on store shelves in December of this year.
Coming in January of next year is a new social deduction game in the Batman animated series universe called Batman: Almost Got ‘im. In the game you are playing villains around a poker table playing poker and reminiscing about the times they almost got Batman. The thing is, Batman is in their midst, and so you need to figure out who it is before he is able to subdue everyone. An interesting twist to this game is that you will be playing poker in this game, and the hands you are able to craft will dictate the actions to take during the night phase. Look for this on store shelves in 2017.
Last on the list is the second Attack on Titan game with the Attack on Titan: The Last Stand – Tactical Board Game. This is board game you will be playing on a 3D surface in the form of the castle walls as well as the Titan himself. One player will play as the titan and will be playing down two cards, one hidden and one revealed that indicate what actions he will be taking. Everyone else will be playing the characters like Armin and Eren as they prepare and attack the Titan with all they got. Players though will have to be careful because with one Titan card being face down, there is always uncertainty of where the Titan will strike, and being unprepared will be your death. Look for this game to hit shelves in January of next year.
Coming out in Q4, 2016 is a new deck-building game based on the popular manga series Attack on Titan. This will be a cooperative game with 8 unique heroes where your heroes’ position matters as you travel from location to location gathering cards and defending the walls from the encroaching Titans. The Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game will be joining Cryptozoic Entertainment’s line of “Cerberus game engine” releases that allows you to combine deck-building games from different IPs. together.
For additional information, head to Crytozoic’s website!
Adding to a growing list of popular licensed games USAopoly will be releasing new versions of Monopoly, Yahtzee, and Jenga in July.
Monopoly: Attack on Titan:
Inspired by anime series Attack on Titan, this game features people, banners and events on the board, replacing the usual location themed spaces. This game also includes Command and Tactics instead of Community Chest and Chance cards, and custom Wall Sections and Gate Marias replace houses and hotels. Six collectible tokens include Sword, Key Necklace, Supply Wagon, Cannon, Flare Gun, and Omni-Direction Mobility Gear.
Yahtzee: Ghostbusters: Slimer
This version of Yahtzee will feature custom green dice displaying Ghostbuster items Ecto-1, Proton Pack, Trap, PKE Meter, Goggles, and Ghostbusters Logo. The set also will include a Slimer shaped dice shaker cup, custom score pad and pencil.
Yahtzee: Fallout: Vault Boy
This Fallout edition of Yahtzee will include dice with six factions from Fallout 4: Railroad, Vault-Tech, Minute Men, Atom Cats, Brotherhood, and Institute. Also included is a Dice cup shaped like the head of the Vault Boy, custom score pad and pencil.
Jenga: The Walking Dead
This edition contains 54 wood blocks. With a twist on classic Jenga, printed on the blocks are specific tasks the players must complete. There is also space for player created custom actions.
In what will surely be exciting news to anime fans Cryptozoic and Don’t Panic Games have collaborated to acquire the worldwide rights to publish and distribute games based on the Attack on Titan manga series.
Attack on Titan debuted in September 2009 and has 45 million copies in print as of November 2014. The story takes place in a world where giant humanoid creatures that are 10-50 feet tall called Titans have nearly wiped out humanity. They eat humans even though they do not appear to need food, have tough to penetrate skin, and regenerate from injuries quickly needless to say they are hard to kill. The remaining humans have retreated behind three enormous walls to protect themselves from these creatures. As the story develops it is discovered that some of the humans are able to transform into Titans which allow them to blend in as spies behind the walls of the city.
All of this will certainly make for an interesting board game with a lot of possibilities as to how it will play. With Cryptozoic bringing us games like the DC Comics Deck-Building Game and the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Board Game and Don’t Panic Games having a successful Kickstarter for Drakerys fans of Attack On Titan and board gamers alike are sure to be looking forward to how this license will be developed.