For The Last of Us Day (renamed from Outbreak day due to real world pandemic issues) today, The Last of Us Board Game was announced to be in development by the makers of Bloodborne: The Board Game and God of War: The Card Game. Here's a take from Geoff Skinner, VP of Entertainment and Head of Licensing at CMON. :
“Remembering the impact The Last of Us had on me when I first experienced it years ago, and then being completely stunned by The Last of Us Part II, I knew this was a narrative experience we wanted to bring to the board gaming table. We are honored to have the chance to translate a modern classic of the video game industry into a unique and compelling board game experience. The Last of Us is a series that many of us at CMON have followed from its inception and we are eager to adapt the stirring character-driven player experience to tabletop, letting fans explore the world and story in a entirely new way.”
It will be the first board game set in The Last of Us world. CMON wants players to feel the same emotions they felt while playing the board game, such as hearing a clicker behind you, or the intense firefights where you are trying to determine friend or foe. We'll have to wait and see to find out if they succeed in the endeavor.
As for CMON, they've have a decent track record so far on video game adaptions to the board game format. On BoardGameGeek, Bloodborne: The Board Game has a 6.6/10 rating, while God of War: The Card Game has a 7/10 rating.
What do you think of this news? Are you a board game player? Do you see yourself playing this? Have you played Bloodborne: The Board Game and God of War: The Card Game? Let us know in the comments!