Video Game Version of Talisman Board Game Hits PC in Two Weeks
The video game version of the fantasy board game “Talisman” launches on PC on the 22nd or 23rd November and will be available for $5.99. Named Talisman: Prologue, the game is a single-player quest-based realization that uses the rules, characters and systems from the board game.
Talisman: Prologue includes 10 characters, ranging from the warrior to the wizard, who each have five quests. Once you complete a character’s set of quests, you unlock an “uber” quest. Prologue is designed as an introduction to the game, with a bigger version, complete with AI, multiplayer and a new set of quests, due to launch on smartphones, tablets and PC early 2013.
Commercial director Don Whiteford told Eurogamer:
“You won’t ever beat that evening experience of, let’s get together and play a game of Talisman with your mates. You get a load of beer in and you sit down, you get the physical board game out. There’s no mistake. In that environment that’s where you play the board game.
“But a lot of people don’t find themselves in the situation where their mates are around, or there not enough to play, or they’re travelling and they like the game. That’s where the virtual version comes into its own.”
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