Posted on November 28, 2012, Ross Lincoln Um, There’s Going To Be An Arkham City Board Game
Some things just don’t make no sense, ma. Like turning a car into a horse buggy. Or marketing a rotary cell phone (though I’d snatch that up post-haste.) But the thing that makes the least amount of sense ever is reverse engineering an open-world beat-em-up video game based on popular comic characters, then reverse engineering it to learn its component pieces, and releasing them as a board game.
Oh who I am kidding? That sounds awesome, even if it is a total WTFF kind of thing. Which is why I’m sharing the news that Batman: Arkham City is being reimagined in board game form by Cryptozoic Entertainment. Get a load of these features:
In Batman™: Arkham City Escape, two players engage in a game of wits and strategy that pits Batman against his greatest foes as they try to escape Arkham City!
One player takes on the role of Batman, and the other player is in command of Batman’s Rogues Gallery! No two games play out the same, as the villain player uses a random assortment of villains each time.
Each of the Arkham City inmates has exclusive special abilities to use as they take hostages and try to escape the clutches of the Dark Knight.
Utility Belt cards give Batman access to a variety of special gadgets to use as he works towards stopping the Arkham City escapees and saving his allies!
Why yes, I do want to play this.