Today, in an announcement, Mantic Games revealed that it has renewed its successful partnership with Skybound Entertainment. The two entertainment giants had previously collaborated for five years, bringing Robert Kirkman’s renowned comic series “The Walking Dead” to the tabletop with the games “The Walking Dead: All Out War” and “The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan”.
This fresh collaboration promises new games, and this time they are taking a plunge into the world of ‘Invincible’ – the hit series from Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley. The show has garnered massive popularity since its debut on Amazon Prime, with a second season already on the way.
The partnership also brings a delightful surprise for dice game enthusiasts. Following the success of “Hellboy: The Dice Game”, which was recently reviewed as ‘extremely satisfying’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘practically mandatory’ for Hellboy fans by Tabletop Gaming Magazine (April 2023), Mantic Games is all set to bring this fan-loved, card-and-dice gameplay to other universes.
In “The Walking Dead” game, players take on the roles of hopeful recruits for Rick Grimes’s group of survivors. Players must undertake a live supply run in a zone overrun by Walkers and other survivor groups, and the goal is to recover the most resources.
“Invincible: The Dice Game” transports players into the world of the Guardians of the Globe, where they must prove their worth by battling villains and outperforming other heroes. The player who earns the most reputation – without losing the respect of their peers – gets to join the Guardians.
For die-hard fans looking forward to these games, special pre-launch editions, inclusive of bonus cards, will be available ahead of the general retail release at San Diego Comic-Con (July 20 – 23, 2023) and at Gen Con (August 3 – 6, 2023). Moreover, both games will also be available for purchase online from July 20th. Given the excitement around these releases, stocks are expected to sell out fast.
While the focus is currently on these new games, Mantic Games assures fans of “The Walking Dead: All Out War” that they have plenty of fantastic ideas for future developments. The company invites community suggestions on Facebook about what fans would like to see in the future.
Stay tuned for next week’s blog post, where Mantic Games promises to dive deeper into the gameplay of these new offerings, providing players with valuable tips and strategies.