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USAOpoly Announces Batman Talisman

The next version of Talisman is up. As you know, USAOpoly has the license to make new versions of the classic game. They've announced that their next version will be based on the Dark Knight, himself, the world's greatest detective, Batman.

From the announcement:

Something conspicuous is emerging from Gotham City and inching into The OP’s searchlight, becoming just visible enough to reveal motives and strategies distinctive of the city’s insane asylum. New details are pointing to this “breakout” title that might put more speculation to rest among a most recently excitable hobby game community.

The product at large is Talisman: Batman™ Super-Villains Edition, created by USAopoly in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Games Workshop to bring two licensed versions of “The Magical Quest Game” to market this year.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition allows players to take on the role of Gotham City’s notorious evil-doers, sneaking and fighting their way through Arkham Asylum’s two floors and central tower to be the first to subdue Batman and successfully release its dangerous inmates. 

The anti-heroic objective in this take on the classic fantasy tabletop game focuses on building the Health, Strength, and Cunning of the Caped Crusader’s enemies.  The game suits 2-6 players ages 13 and up, and can be played cooperatively or against other foes before one winner can earn the reputation of King or Queen of the criminal underworld.

Witnesses also report a custom illustrated game board featuring artwork from the best-selling DC comic series “New 52” era, 13 plastic character figures, more than 100 Encounter cards, six-sided dice, and stat boards to monitor each character, easing traditional role-playing game elements into the hands of collectors eager to get in on Batman’s titular Talisman debut. 

Expect APBs leading up to the release of Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition unlocking the identities of the game’s playable characters before they’re spotted by citizens. 

Orchestrate the perfect breakout and join leagues of ne’er-do-wells vexing the winged vigilante when Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition invades store shelves this June.

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