Cryptozoic has launched a Kickstarter for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game. It features the story and art of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in an epic board game story experience. The board game is meant for a solo player, lasts for about ninety minutes per book, and is meant for ages fourteen and up. It is available in English, Spanish, and French. If the game gets fully funded, there will also be a 1v1 option so you can play as Batman or his adversaries.
To secure a copy of the game you can pay $60 for the base game or $99 for the deluxe edition. There is also a retailer tier, meaning that if you miss out on the campaign, there is still a chance you might be able to purchase the game. The completed and finished version of the game is expected to ship in December 2021. You can head over to the Kickstarter page now to fund the project and get a copy of the game.
Cryptozoic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game
Crafted by acclaimed game designers Morgan Dontanville and Daryl Andrews to be accessible to hardcore and casual gamers alike, your skills will be tested across four missions, each featuring their own unique rules, allies, abilities, and epic boss battles. With variable set-up and endless combinations of Fight and Detective cards, each playthrough will throw unique resources and challenges at you.
The Dark Knight Returns is likely the most beloved Batman story ever told. Writer/artist Frank Miller’s four-issue series from 1986 was a watershed moment in comics, as it brought a dark and cinematic feel to the medium. Every Batman story since then owes something to it.
“Diehard fans will really appreciate all of the care we took to capture the style and tone of the original story in the game,” said John Sepenuk, CEO of Cryptozoic.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game is for ages 14 and up and will be offered in Base Game and Deluxe Edition formats, with the Deluxe Edition featuring 17+ miniature figures and coming in a slick Kickstarter-exclusive slipcase that will look incredible on your bookshelf next to your premium board games and special edition books!