Apparently, the idea of a Dark Souls board game didn’t go down too badly with fans. In fact, Steamforged Kickstarter proposing a tabletop version of From Software’s crushing action-RPG has been successfully funded in its first few hours (via. GameSpot).
The Kickstarter campaign for the Dark Souls tabletop game began yesterday, and promptly found itself fully funded in a mere three minutes. Since then, the campaign has seen over 5,500 backers and £454,495 – over nine times its initial £50,000 ($72,000) goal. And with 26 days still to go, the game’s funding is quite likely to be bolstered further before its closure on May 16.
Dark Souls – The Board Game is set in the Dark Souls world, and is created through a partnership between Steamforged Games and Bandai Namco. You can check out the game’s official description below:
“Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights. Designed specifically for the Dark Souls universe and introducing a number of innovative gameplay mechanics, with world-class miniatures faithful to the rich universe, this game delivers an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games.”
Yesterday, Steamforged commented on the campaign’s success, “Bloody hell! We are over the moon!” Following the game’s wildfire success so far, a list of add-ons to Kickstarter pledges was released:
– 5 new player characters (Pyromancer, Cleric, Sorceror, Thief, Mercenary)
– enhanced boss behaviour cards or the Dancer and the Executioner
– 5 legendary weapon treasure cards
– 5 brand new Lothric encounters plus a mega-Boss add-on: the Gaping Dragon boss mode…can’t wait to show you the model tomorrow morning!!
Pledges of £75 ($108) or more can secure a copy of Dark Souls – The Board Game. For more information on the runaway board game and to back the project, visit the Dark Souls – The Board Game official Kickstarter page.
A reaction trailer to the board game’s Boss Mode was released recently by Steamforged, which is available to watch below.