To those of you who have been waiting for Cryptozoic’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game to launch its crowdfunding campaign, I have good news. They’re….ALMOST ready to launch!
Sorry this report wasn’t about the actual launch, but we must be nearly there. The page has officially gone up on the Kickstarter website — you just can’t pledge to it yet. See for yourself.
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 — and yes, you get the chance to fight Superman). 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). Keep watching the page we linked to for updates.