Batman has no scarcity of basic tales all through his lengthy historical past within the comics, however few are extra extremely considered Frank Miller’s Batman: The Darkish Knight Returns. The basic story revealed an older and extra grizzled Batman popping out of retirement to avoid wasting Gotham as soon as extra, and within the course of, he positive factors a brand new Robin, faces down a mutant military, the Joker, and even Superman. Now Cryptozoic Leisure is bringing the famed story to the world of tabletop with Batman: The Darkish Knight Returns – The Recreation, and it is dwell on Kickstarter proper now. The very best half is that the sport is definitely a totally solo expertise, and followers will get the prospect to completely really feel just like the Darkish Knight by 4 totally different eventualities.
Created by designers Morgan Dontanville and Daryl Andrews, the sport takes place throughout 4 totally different missions, and each options distinctive guidelines, allies, skills, and boss battles. You possibly can play these missions as particular person eventualities or as one lengthy marketing campaign, and you will have a restricted quantity of assets to finish every mission.
Over the course of those missions, you will not simply want to remain alive, as you may additionally should issue within the Doomsday Clock. If the Clock ever hits midnight, the sport ends, although it should additionally finish if Gotham ever turns into too overrun with Riots. Every of the missions (damaged into Books) lasts 4 rounds, and you will want to achieve clues to trace down the Boss’s location so you’ll be able to take them down and transfer onto the subsequent guide.
To seek out clues you may journey throughout the town and make the most of Combat and Detective playing cards, although the playing cards you do not choose on your hand could have distinctive Occasions that change into a part of the Occasion Deck, and one among these will set off every flip. It’s also possible to use Ally Actions to assist your investigation, and you may even draw straight on the board to create new pathways between places.
“Diehard followers will actually recognize all the care we took to seize the type and tone of the unique story within the recreation,” stated John Sepenuk, CEO of Cryptozoic.
There are two variations of the sport to contemplate. The usual model of the sport options 19 standees and all the pieces it’s good to play the sport for $60. The Deluxe Version upgrades issues by supplying you with greater than 17 miniatures to make the most of throughout gameplay, which you’ll be able to see within the picture above, and can retail for $99.
What do you consider the Darkish Knight Returns board recreation? You possibly can try the Kickstarter proper right here, and tell us what you assume within the feedback or as at all times be happy to speak all issues tabletop and DC with me on Twitter @MattAguilarCB!