Steamforged Games is bringing its tabletop expertise to the world of Resident Evil once again. Resident Evil 3: The Board Game will soon shuffle its grotesque tentacles over to Kickstarter. The crowdfunding campaign for the game will launch on April 28th.
The devs describe Resident Evil 3: The Board Game as "a co-operative survival horror game for 1-4 players". You can either experience the game as a series of individual one-shots or as a single overarching 19-hour campaign. Much like the original game, the RE3 board game casts you as iconic characters like Jill and Carlos and tasks you with escaping Raccoon City in the midst of a T-virus outbreak. At this stage, it might be more pertinent to mention when Raccoon City is not in the midst of a T-virus outbreak.
As you play, you'll see the city danger level rise, which will correspond to an increase in the number of monsters you'll have to deal with. Resident Evil 3: The Board Game will include elements of resource management and decision-making. The game will also see the return of Resident Evil 2: The Board Game's "tension deck", a mechanic that aims to throw curveballs into your path to "replicate the terrifying suspense" of the original Resident Evil 3.
Just like Resident Evil 2: The Board Game, development on this one is being overseen by Resident Evil "superfan" Sherwin Matthews. Steamforged's creative director Mat Hart says the game will have players "running from Nemesis like it's 1999". Perhaps an odd choice of words given the recent release of the Resident Evil 3 remake, but we'll let it slide.
Resident Evil 3: The Board Game's Kickstarter campaign launches on April 28th. If the campaign manages to hit 2,500 followers before it launches, Steamforged will "unlock" a Kickstarter-exclusive mini of Jill Valentine wearing some rad biker gear. In the meantime, you can check out the Resident Evil 3 remake right now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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