Tabletop games publisher Steamforged Games is once again working with Japanese video game giant Capcom to develop and launch new Resident Evil board game, set to land on Kickstarter this April 28th.
The new project follows the earlier success of the Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, and will see Steamforged apply its tabletop gaming dynamics to the 1999 Playstation classic video game.
Based on the original video game, Resident Evil 3: The Board Game is a cooperative survival horror game for one to four players that can be experienced either through individual, one-shot scenarios, or as a 19+ hour campaign with an overarching storyline.
Players will take control of iconic characters such as Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira as they attempt to escape Raccoon City in the midst of a T-virus outbreak. All the while, the city danger level will be on the rise, the number of undead monsters will increase, and every decision will be crucial.
To survive, players must carefully manage resources, make intelligent and meaningful decisions, and be wary of curveballs thrown by the tension deck – a mechanic carried over from the RE2 board game which will surprise players with unexpected threats to replicate the terrifying suspense of the video game.
The board game’s design comes from Sherwin Matthews of Steamforged, a self-proclaimed super-fan of the franchise who also headed the design of Resident Evil 2: The Board Game.
Mat Hart, creative director and co-founder of Steamforged Games, said: “It’s a privilege and an honour to be working with Capcom once again to bring the horrors of Raccoon City to the tabletop. Steamforged is proud of its proven ability to bring video game properties to life and lovingly craft them into high-quality board and card games.
“Resident Evil 3: The Board Game will surprise and challenge even the most hardcore RE fans. It will have players running from Nemesis like it’s 1999.”
Resident Evil 3TM: The Board Game will launch on Kickstarter on April 28, 2020. Fans can follow the campaign on Kickstarter to be notified when it goes live.