Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Announced for 2020 Release
Cephalofair Games has formally announced its latest Gloomhaven offering, Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, a mass-market targeted game that will be available from retailers in Q3 2020. This new game was previously teased at this year's SHUX convention under the clever title of Gloomhaven: Subtitle.
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion will offer the gameplay experience of Gloomhaven, but targeted and streamlined specifically at more casual gamers. The size of the game box is reduced to a standard 23x32cm box and the game itself will be available at a significantly reduced price point compared to the original Gloomhaven. Additionally, the infamously difficult-to-organize cardboard map tiles have been removed in favor of players playing directly on the scenario book itself, which will feature beautiful new artwork unique to each scenario. Finally, the rule set itself has been simplified and a 5 scenario tutorial is included to help new players gradually learn the game.
The game comes with four all new, fully compatible characters, 16 monster types (including 7 new standard monsters and 3 new bosses), and a new campaign with 25 scenarios. The titular "Jaws of the Lion" campaign is a prequel to the events of the original Gloomhaven and follows a specific group of mercenaries who identify themselves as the Jaws of the Lion. The band consists of Valrath Red Guard, the Quatryl Demolitionist, the Inox Hatchet, and the Human Voidwarden, as they investigate a case of mysterious disappearances within the city.
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