With the release of Zack Snyder's brand new zombie action romp, Army of the Dead on Netflix, CMON Publishing has announced that they will be making a board game based on the film.
In an official announcement on their website, CMON has partnered with Netflix in order to bring the explosive action of the Zack Snyder film to life. Fully titled as Army of the Dead: A Zombicide Game, the game will be a cooperative experience. Players will take on the roles of highly trained mercenaries equipped with gear and tools as they are dropped into a completely sectioned-off Las Vegas. Each of those mercenaries will have their own unique abilities and be based on the characters from the film including the lead played by Dave Bautista.
Their objective, much like in the feature film, is to make their way through the endless waves of the undead and get to a secure vault filled to the brim with cash, then get it out for a big paycheck. The game will feature multiple scenarios and have plenty of moments where players can recreate scenes from the film. The game will also feature "off-screen" sections or things that the movie chose not to show but the players will be able to experience for themselves.
On the whole, adapting Army of the Dead to Zombicide makes perfect sense for CMON. In fact, it's not the first time they have chosen to directly adapt zombie movies into board game form. Just recently they gave George A. Romero's massively influential Night of the Living Dead a board game adaptation with Zombicide's rules. And the overall idea of the game not being about surviving or finding escape but an elaborate heist adds a lot of novelty to the established game's formula.
As of writing, there is no official release date or starting price.