Rising 5 coming to the US in March '18

December 18, 2017 - 11:36am
The beautifully illustrated deduction game Rising 5: Runes of Asteros is getting a USA release around March 2018 courtesy of publisher Grey Fox Games. In Rising 5, you and up to 4 other players are cooperating to save the planet of Asteros from the deadly monsters that have been freed from their sealed prison by a malevolent force, where they were confined millenia ago. As a member of the Rising 5 team of heroes, you have to choose wisely from a range of actions (including some unique to each character), to once again seal the monsters behind the Rune Gate, and by working together as a team you are able to improve your chances by lending your support to your team-mates actions. Mechanically, the game uses an app (that also plays atmospheric music for that full immersion) to generate a random combination of colours and monsters that you have to correctly pair up, and also to arrange them in a specific order. Whilst it might have echoes of the aged stalwart Mastermind, especially in the very core of the game, the decisions you have to make are much more interesting; in fact, you have to earn the right to even guessing at the combination - nothing comes for free! The wonderfully talented Vincent Dutrait provided the artwork, whilst the game was designed by the team of Gary Kim and Evan Song, and if you need any further convincing, it's received the Dice Tower Seal of Approval (and also appears on the "2017 Top 10 games list" of at least one of the Dice Tower hosts...).