Resident Evil 3 Board Game Coming Soon To A Kickstarter Near You
If you’re into the world of board games, you’re probably familiar with some of Steamforged Games works. They’re the studio behind the board game adaptations for Dark Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Resident Evil 2. If there’s one reaction I always hear about their games, it’s that it recreates the feel of the video game with cards and dice. It’s pretty impressive, considering horror isn’t typically associated with the same medium as your family’s Monopoly night. Wait, maybe it’s perfect…
After the success of the Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, the good people at Steamforged Games are at it again with Resident Evil 3. While it’s worth noting that this coincides with the recent release of the Resident Evil 3 remake, old-school fans will be pleased to know that Resident Evil 3: The Board Game uses the original titles as their source. All the art is from the 1999 original, and the developers had this to say as to their inspiration:
“Following the success of Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game, Steamforged will now bring the 1999 Playstation classic, Resident Evil™ 3,to the tabletop. Based on the original video game, Resident Evil™ 3: The Board Game is a cooperative survival horror game for 1-4 players that can be experienced either through individual, one-shot scenarios, or as a 19+ hour campaign with an overarching storyline. Taking control of iconic characters like Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, players will 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.“
Resident Evil 3: The Board Game is being designed by Sherwin Matthews, who also designed Resident Evil 2: The Board Game. So if you dug that, chances are you’ll dig this. While it’s still a ways away, the KickStarter for the project launches on April 28th. So if you’re on board, you can head on over to the page and be notified when it launches. Given that Resident Evil 2: The Board Game managed to receive 800k out of a requested 150k, it’s safe to say this one will likely be a success.