Reprints of Axis & Allies and Diplomacy are on the way. Renegade Game Studios have officially announced that they are in negotiations to expand their licensing partnership with Hasbro. As a part of these negotiations, Renegade plans to do reprints of the many best-selling classic board games owned by the massive toy publisher.
The return of Axis & Allies and other classic games
The announcement of this extended partnership came from an official post on Renegade Game Studios' website. According to the post, the expanded partnership will allow Renegade to produce brand new printings of the 1980s classic board games Axis & Allies, Diplomacy, Squad Leader, and RoboRally starting 2023. In addition, this partnership will include a brand new website for Axis & Allies, the return of world championships for the board game, feedback from fans to include new themes to the product line, as well as releases of older out-of-print additions of the game.
“We are proud to work with Hasbro and thrilled to see the partnership thriving,” explains Scott Gaeta, President and Publisher of Renegade Game Studios. “All of these games are staples for gamers and some of the most well-known brands in the gaming world. Our team is excited to dive in and get to work.”
Renegade has proven itself quite adept at board games over the years. The tabletop studio has helped produce many beloved tabletop games in the past such as My Father's Work and Kids on Bikes as well as ongoing support for the World of Darkness franchise.
But the return of Axis & Allies isn't all that was announced. The post also states that Renegade will also be producing new versions of Risk These new twists on the classic board game will be based on several beloved Hasbro properties: Transformers, GI Joe, and Power Rangers. Considering that the publisher has created several board games and tabletop RPGs with these licenses already, the experience with these different properties is well documented.
"We are excited to work with Renegade Game Studios on these iconic Hasbro strategy games starting in 2023. We hope that fans will look forward to adding to their collection new battles and themes for the Axis & Allies brand, expanding on its 41-year history,” said Jess Richardson, VP, Global Toy & Game, Licensed Consumer Products at Hasbro.