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Batman: The Animated Series Adventures Up On Kickstarter

Batman: The Animated Series is one of my favorite cartoons ever. While more a Marvel fan when it came to comic books, I went a bit more DC with my animated shows (except, of course, for X-Men, everyone watched that). Soon, you'll be able to bring all that classic action to your tabletops with Batman: The Animated Series Adventures, the next in IDW Game's Adventures Universal Game System. This new set, along with its expansions, are up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat is the next core game entry in IDW Games’ Adventures Universal Game System (AUGS). In Shadow of the Bat, 1 to 4 players will take on the roles of Gotham City’s greatest heroes as they fight Batman’s most infamous foes. Work together as a team to play the game in cooperative mode, where the enemies are controlled by a deck of cards and simple A.I. rules, or have a 5th player take control of the villain character in 4 vs. 1 competitive mode. 

Offering 24 unique scenarios, based on fan-favorite episodes from the animated series, and the AUGS’ flexible game engine, Shadow of the Bat has hours of pre-made content already included in the box, but nearly infinite replayability thanks to player re-mixed and generated content. Want to play Scarecrow as the villain character in your favorite Two-Face battle? You can! Want to create your own battles? No problem! The AUGS lets you play your way. 

Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat brings new heroes, villains, battles, and gameplay to the AUGS. Hero players can take back the streets of Gotham City as Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Catwoman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. While not as well trained as his masked allies, Gordon is able to command the GCPD beat cops, making him a new type of hero. Looking for a bit more fire power? Upgrade those beat cops to Detectives Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya. 

Shadow of the Bat extends the AUGS' rogues gallery with some of Batman’s fiercest foes: The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, The Penguin, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, and Man-Bat. Taking your feedback from our previous AUGS releases to heart, all villains in Batman: The Animated Series Adventures will be able to be played in either co-op mode or 4 vs.1 competitive mode. Always sympathized with Mr. Freeze, rationalized with Two-Face, or laughed along with The Joker? Now villian-minded players can fill the shoes of their favorite rogues as they play as the baddies in missions based on some of Batman: The Animated Series most highly acclaimed episodes. Maybe it’s time to call in a debt in Joker’s Favor, fight for the cure in Heart of Ice, or question existence in What is Reality?; as the villain player you’ll fight through up to 3 battles in each episode in an attempt to show the Batman who's boss!

The campaign's around 3x funded with 20 days left to go.