It’s the future. Batman is old and retired. Suddenly a teen named Terry — wait, let me start over.
It’s the future. Batman is old and retired. But in his absence, Gotham has decayed into a crime-infested cesspool, and Bruce decides he must suit up one more time. That’s the basic plot behind The Dark Knight Returns, one of the greatest Bat-stories ever told. And in 2021 you’ll be able to live it, as Cryptozoic introduces Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game.
Here’s how the game is played: as Batman, you take on missions to beat down your old foes (as well as some new ones). Or, you can choose the “gauntlet” format where you whale against the whole rogue’s gallery in one marathon. It’s a solo experience, no Robins allowed. “Instead of traditional leveling up, this is a game of attrition,” says Cryptozoic.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game was designed by Daryl Andrews (Sagrada) and Morgan Dontanville (Asgard’s Chosen). This is an early announcement and it’s nowhere near ready for retail yet, but the Kickstarter campaign is coming soon. Keep an eye on the Cryptozoic website in early 2021 for the launch of the campaign — or just keep reading Popgeeks; we’ll let you know when it’s live.