Steamforged Games Announces Resident Evil 2 Board Game

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017

Well, they did it once. Why not do it again? Steamforged Games found great success with their Dark Souls board game. Now they’re looking to add another dark and loved video game to the tabletop. They’ve announced that this fall they will be running a Kickstarter campaign to create a Resident Evil 2 board game.

From the press release:

Steamforged Games is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Capcom to bring the iconic Resident Evil™ 2 video game to the board gamers of the world. Building on the success of previous titles including “Guild Ball” and “Dark Souls: The Board Game”, Steamforged Games will be launching this latest game, “Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game” via Kickstarter in late Autumn 2017.

Steamforged is proud of its proven capability to bring video game IP to life as board games and plans to fully realise the core game experience of the much loved Resident Evil 2 world. “It’s a privilege and an honour to be trusted to bring such an important video game to life as a board game,” said Mat Hart, Creative Director and Co-founder of Steamforged Games. “Resident Evil 2 helped to define its own genre of games and has created a lasting legacy in video game history. Steamforged has several Resident Evil super fans on the team and so we have a deep understanding of what makes RE such a compelling game experience; one that still has legions of fans around the world still playing the game nearly two decades after its release. We’re determined to surprise and delight players new and old with this board game realisation, even the most hardcore of fans!”

Steamforged Games previously broke a number of Kickstarter records with their last game “Dark Souls™: The Board Game” including the highest funded board game ever launched on the KS platform. Steamforged takes immense pride in taking amazing game worlds and lovingly crafting them into high quality board and card games…we specialise in understanding what makes each video game so compelling and then unlocking that experience in the physical game space.

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  • Davos Seaworth

    Gonna have to dissent here: Dark Souls “found great success” by making a lot of $$$ on Kickstarter, not by being a good boardgame. It typifies the ongoing trend of roping in a popular “geek culture” IP, building a minimally interesting game around it, then hyping it to the heavens and hope you rake in enough cash before the fans figure out the emperor has no clothes. I expect RE2 to be no different.

    Caveat emptor.

    • ZeeLobby

      LoL. Too true. Pretty much all the excitement died out after it’s release. People associated it with video game grind, which just does not appeal to me as a board gamer.

      • odinsgrandson

        I’m still not totally sure what’s going on there.

        DS won an award at a UK game show. The BGG ratings are pretty high for DS, but the overall reception there is that the rules as written are unplayable (there are dozens of mods to fix it).

        For my part, I though the combat mechanics were really fun, but the game took WAY too long.

        I think it Steamforged would do well to released an official mod for shorter gameplay along with wave 2.

        I bet that would help the reception of Resident Evil.

  • ZeeLobby

    Where’s this new IP Steamforged Games was supposed to announce this year? I’d rather see a brand new unique game, or even a skirmish battle game based on the Guild Ball world. C’mon!!!

  • Ghool

    2017, the year of the popular IP board games. Off the top of my head…

    Big Trouble in Little China
    Resident Evil 2
    Fallout 4
    Dark Souls
    Song of Ice and Fire
    Total Recall

    …and I’m sure there’s more. I sense a disturbance in the Nostalgia, as though many IP’s cried out, and were suddenly silenced.

    • odinsgrandson

      There’s Harry Potter from Knight Models. Plus their full DC universe game.

      And Gale Force 9 is doing more Firefly.

      Oh, and Cryptizoic is releasing Ghostbusters 2.

      • Ghool

        Ah and Monolith is releasing Batman: The Boardgame soon, plus there’s the Justice League boardgame.