A Kickstarter for a board game based on the original Resident Evil is due to go live next week, on October 26.
Having run successful Kickstarter campaigns already for Resident Evil 2: The Board Game and Dark Souls: The Board Game, the design team at Steamforged Games is returning to the crowdfunding platform, and the root of survival horror.
Resident Evil: The Board Games looks primed to use the same format as the well-received Resident Evil 2 board game adaptation, though this time players will be guiding S.T.A.R.S. members including Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers, and Barry Burton through the iconic Spencer Mansion instead of the streets of Raccoon City. The concept trailer is impressively dramatic for a board game reveal, so we’d highly recommend checking it out below if you’re interested.
As players step through doorways in the mansion, they’ll uncover new segments of the map which could hold the treasures and tools they need, or shambling undead threats. Fortunately, we won’t be subject to fixed camera angles or tank controls here. The Spencer mansion isn’t without its tricks, however, and it’ll be up to survivors to track down the keys and key items requires to solve puzzles and progress.
The longer you spend in the mansion, the more dangerous the night becomes. Resident Evil: The Board Game shifts through an increasing danger meter which adjusts the results of the events and areas you uncover. In an intriguing move, you’ll also be able to rescue trapped S.T.A.R.S. members who can then be sent out on missions to obtain you clues, valuable items, or even other survivors.
The full details of how Resident Evil: The Board Game will distinguish itself from Resident Evil 2 The Board Game will likely arrive as the Kickstarter goes live. You’ll be able to take a look at and back the campaign from Tuesday, October 26. You can take a look at the page in advance of the campaign launch, here. In other news for series fans Resident Evil 4 VR went live this week as an Oculus Quest 2 exclusive.