Avalon Hill seeks to decimate its competition with the return of Heroscape: Age of Annihilation
For many, Heroscape, designed by Stephen Baker, Rob Daviau, and Craig Van Ness, was considered to be their “grail game”. Long out of print and with skyrocketing prices, it was out of reach to many. On August 3rd, publisher Avalon Hill Games released a teaser trailer on their Twitter feed announcing a brand new starter set for Heroscape called Heroscape: Age of Annihilation.
In Heroscape, players take on the role of generals, recruiting armies from across time and space to fight for them. Players will move their units around on a hex-based, multi-level map in order to complete objectives determined by the scenario they have chosen to play. Before going out of print, Avalon Hill released several other Master sets and expansions, which included characters from the Marvel and Dungeon & Dragon universes.
What is known so far is that the new HeroScape will be both backwards compatible and backwards balanced with the old version. The miniatures will come unpainted, but will be color coded to their factions. And Avalon Hill has said that factions will come from many different genres and times. As of this writing there has not been a release date established for Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, although the publisher promises more information in the coming weeks.