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IDW Announces Metal Gear Solid Board Game

Dec 19, 2018

IDW Games and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced that they have partnered to bring Metal Gear Solid to the tabletop with Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game.

Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi (designer of the Century game series, Reef, and Specter Ops)Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is a fully cooperative, miniatures board game. Following the story of the first Metal Gear Solid video game, players take on the roles of Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, and Gray Fox the Cyborg Ninja. They’ll need to use their unique skill sets to avoid detection as they complete objectives across multiple campaign scenarios. Featuring a highly dynamic A.I. system and sandbox gameplay, missions can be completed in multiple ways and will always play out differently.

Jerry Bennington, IDW Publishing’s VP of New Product Development says, “Having partnered with Konami in the past to adapt Metal Gear Solid into comics and produce all new stories in the Silent Hilluniverse, we are extremely excited to be partnering again to bring Metal Gear Solid to a new gaming medium: tabletop. We know this a beloved franchise with a die-hard fan base, and as such we’re putting all of our energy into producing a premium gaming experience that is exciting to play over and over again.”

Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will feature miniatures by the highly regarded sculptor Francesco Orrù, and art from lifelong Metal Gear Solid fan and comic artist Kenneth Loh.

Gaming media interested in playing Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will get their first chance at E3 2019. IDW Games will be booking play session for media outlets for Saturday, June 8, through Monday, June 10. Gamers eager to sample Metal Gear Solid: The Board Gamewill have a chance to demo it at any of the following 2019 summer conventions: Origins Game Fair, Dice Tower Con, San Diego Comic Con, and Gen Con.

Men In Black/Ghostbuster Crossover Game In Development

Nov 7, 2018

A new crossover board game, conceived by Sony and IDW, is set to headline an extensive plan to develop games for both franchises in 2019.

IDW Games and Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced plans to develop a series of tabletop games for both Men in Black and Ghostbusters franchises including, for the first time, a crossover miniatures board game featuring both Men In Black and Ghostbusters. The multi-year agreement comes ahead of the new Men In Black movie set for June 2019 and Ghostbusters celebrating its 35th Anniversary in June 2019.

Currently under development, Men In Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion will be a miniatures loaded board game featuring the world’s foremost protectors teaming up to take down a threat unlike any they have faced before. Making up the Ghostbusters team will be Peter Venkman, Egon Spangler, Ray Stanz, and Winston Zeddmore, and the MIB team will consist of Agent J, Agent K, Agent L and Zed. While these two teams have faced unearthly threats before, the strength of the Ecto-terrestrials is nearly overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a little friendly competition.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course Previewed by IDW Games

Oct 3, 2018

Sonic The Hedgehog: Crash Course is for 2 to 4 players as their race their characters on, and take part in creating, an ever-growing track, using items to advance their characters or disrupt their opponents. Players who move off the edge of the most-recently-played Track Tile add a new tile to the track before finishing their movement and free, or as Eggman, capture a Flicky Bird. They may also free or capture Flicky Birds through unique Character objectives. The first player to collect the required amount of Flicky Birds, then cross the finish line, which constantly moves to the edge of the most-recently-played Track Tile, wins the game!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Crash Course will be available only at GameStop this Fall! Pre-Order Now!

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege Previewed by IDW Games

July 4, 2018

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege from IDW Games is a cooperative game where each player takes on the role of a powerful hero and must battle against the multitude of villains threatening Gotham City. Each hero has their own skills and abilities in defense of the ever increasing threats to corrupt and leave Gotham City in ruins. The players must work together as they move through the four Acts of the game, with each Act introducing new and more villainous threats to the city!

Designed by Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano, and Batman – The Animated Series: Gotham City Under Siege is a cooperative game for 1-5 players. Each player takes on the role of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon or the Gotham City Police Department, along with the unlikely aid of Catwoman. They must defend the city over the course of four acts, with each act inspired by episodes from the first season of the show. Players will need to work together to find the right balance between completing challenging story cards, or taking down the villains and masterminds running rampant in the streets.

Releasing in September 2018.

Outpost Amazon Available Now from IDW Games

April 13, 2018

IDW Games have been talking about Outpost: Amazon, the next game in their co-op survival card game series from Daryl Andrews and Jon Gilmour and now it is available on store shelves.

Welcome to Outpost 2, located deep in the heart of the Amazon. Congratulations! Being appointed to this Outpost means you are one of the finest minds in your field of study. While you are here, it is your team’s job to collect and report on the various exotic plants and creatures native to the area.

Unfortunately, you’ve arrived during troubled times…A recent report shows that the locals have been moving away from the riverbanks over the last few weeks, and night vision surveillance has captured photos that seem too strange to be true. Now, you must make your own way down the river to the coast, where a rescue ship is waiting. Along the way, you must investigate and verify these images.

Take your crew and head down the river, making sure to capture as many specimens as possible. But be careful: the locals have been leaving this area for a reason. The trip will be long, and you’ll need to make sure you balance your scientific curiosity against the need for safety. Good luck to you and your team. You’ll need it!

Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell Now Available

April 2, 2018

Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, by Chris Bryan is on shelves now from IDW Games. Check out your local game store and save the Earth from Perfect Cell!

The Cell Games are on the world’s greatest fighters have gathered to see if they have what it takes to defeat Cell, the perfect warrior. Teaming up to take him down, Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Krillin, Trunks and Piccolo must strategize together in order to stop the supposedly unstoppable machine.

In Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, 2 to 4 players will each take control of an iconic Dragon Ball Z fighter and roll their dice to generate energy. Using custom icons, players allocate their dice into performing attacks, helping other players, or buying upgrades. Players need to work together though, as Cell will continue to generate new threats that can heal him, damage all players, or lock players out of potentially game-changing upgrades.

IDW Announces Galaxy Hunters

Feb 21, 2018

IDW Games and Taberna Jogos announces Galaxy Hunters, a game of giant robots and massive monsters. This sci-fi worker placement game puts players in the role of mercenaries hired by Megacorps to hunt and harvest rampant mutations. Featuring an inventive pilot and mech combination system that unlocks new abilities and powers, Galaxy Hunters is a blend of crafting a unique character with the strategy of euro-game style worker placement.

Designed by Daniel Alves, Galaxy Hunters lets 2-4 players dive deep into piloting their mech to fight against giant monsters and harvest the beasts for resources and money. Players upgrade their mechs with new weapons and items, giving them the ability to personalize their mech’s combat style while facing increasingly difficult monster mutations. It will take the galaxy’s best weapons, armor and wits in order to become the most renowned Galaxy Hunter. The game includes 4 Mega Mech figures, 14 ship miniatures, 4 player boards and a whole galaxy of cardboard tiles and game elements.

Galaxy Hunters is coming to Kickstarter on March 28th, and will be available in stores in August 2018.

IDW Games Announces X-Files: Conspiracy Theory, Everything is Connected Board Game

Jan 18, 2018

IDW Games has announced the upcoming release of the X-Files: Conspiracy Theory, Everything is Connected board game!

Designed by Matt Fantastic, designer for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, puts players in the role of Special Agent Fox Mulder who is trying to earn the respect of the other players as FBI Directors to create a plausible theory for the case. This story telling game is built deep within the lore of X-Files, and puts players right on the scene to see if they can make the other players believe. The game also comes with a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes “From Outer Space”. Other player play as witnesses to a paranormal event and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.

Planned as the first game in a series based on the X-Files, X-Files: Conspiracy Theory EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED, will be available March 2018, riding along side the shows 25th Anniversary.