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Japanime Games Announces Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones

I mean, if you have a game about deities and such fighting against one-another, it's only inevitable that you eventually get around to adding The Great Old Ones, right? Some might say that this expansion is woefully overdue, but the Great Old Ones' slumber is deep. But soon, they will be roused as Japanime Games has announced Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones.

From the announcement:

Japanime Games is proud to announce the next game in the Kamigami Battles line: Rise of the Old Ones. Rise of the Old Ones brings the pantheon of Old Gods from H.P. Lovecraft's mythos, such as Cthulhu or Hastur, and gives them the Kamigami Battles treatment by blending anime-inspired art with interesting deck-building mechanics. Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones is currently planned to launch on Kickstarter in October 2020.

Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones will feature an entirely new game mechanic known as Artifacts, all of which were illustrated by the wonderful and prolific artist, Brian Snoddy. All character art for Kamigami Battles: Rise of the Old Ones is exclusively illustrated by Japanese artists. Like River of Souls and Battle of the Nine Realms, Rise of the Old Ones is compatible with other base sets, expansions, and promos. Japanime Games as a whole is excited to explore this darker take on a long-standing, fan-favorite while applying an art style often not found among the characters being portrayed.

Japanime Games is excited to continue expanding the pantheons of deities available to fans of Kamigami Battles. Japanime Games has worked once again with Richard Gain, designer behind Kamigami Battles: River of Souls, to create this new game. Richard Gain has worked for many years in all levels of the game industry and this is his 2nd game design for Kamigami. In this expansion he brings together his passion for games and his love for all things Lovecraft. On this, designer Richard Gain had this to say: “The dark and sinister universe of H.P. Lovecraft and his heirs fit well within the gameplay of Kamigami Battles and adds some new strategies that have yet to be explored."

Eric Price, President of Japanime Games, added to Rich's sentiments by saying "It's exciting to add a wider breadth of character options to the Kamigami roster. By exploring these old gods, it opens even more opportunities for what new characters might make their way into the Kamigami arena."