About three or four times a year, there is a Kickstarter guaranteed to make my wallet cry.
Batman is without a doubt one of my favourite comic book characters of all time. As I previously posted, a new game from Monolith is coming to Kickstarter in the form of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles.
Quick Update: The Kickstarter project is now live! Check it out here.
Based on the generally praised but also heavily criticised Conan board game by the same company, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles sets out to correct a lot of issues from the original Conan game in both gameplay and message.
With scenarios from classic Batman comic history such as Hush, The Killing Joke and The Court of Owls, this 2-4 player game looks to be a great game addition to Batman fans and tabletop skirmish players alike.
Being developed alongside DC comics, I am really excited about this project. The miniatures that have been released look amazing, and over 100 have been approved by DC already. The game presentation and components look fantastic, even the prototype cardboard player boards seem a cut above a lot of other components.
There is also all of the planned expansion/add-on content available during the campaign as well. At the moment I know of the following:
- Arkham Asulym / Jokerland Expansion
- Wayne Manor / The Batcave Expansion
- The Batmobile
- Skirmish Mode
The Skirmish Mode expansion at the moment I am hazarding a guess will be almost an automatic must have. Being able to play different game modes and go head to head with another player is always a nice option to have.
But wallet-busting this will be. At the moment the base core pledge is expected to be USD$140, with the All In amount adding all extra content to be around USD$330. This doesn’t include shipping either.
I need to look at the additional content and shipping hard, as this could easily end up costing around AUD$700 for a game I would expect to hit the table once or twice a year.
To help spread the message as Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is exclusive to Kickstarter, Monolith has joined the crew from Beasts of War with some preview gameplay and rule overview videos!
These videos work really well to show off the game and I am all but drooling over the beautifully painted miniatures being used.
Rather than try to sum up the contents of the videos, I have linked to the videos from the Beasts of War YouTube channel below.
Check out the videos below and I will post the Kickstarter Project when it goes live!