Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the action RPG best known for its surprising attention to realism, will officially get a new board game adaptation. The app-driven, living RPG game will begin its campaign on September 19th, developed by indie studio Boardcubator.
Fans who invest in the campaign before launch will receive a free 5th playable character, Merchan Sliva. You can watch an amusing new trailer for the campaign on Boardcubator’s YouTube channel here:
The trailer smartly leans into the immersive approach that the video game used, with some delightfully corny performances. It also cleverly represents how app-based board games work.
For example, the app in Fantasy Flight’s The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth guides players through a campaign by offering all of the dialogue, plot, and management. This is similar to the responsibilities of a dungeon master in Dungeons & Dragons.
That kind of RPG experience is a perfect fit for Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s immersive world. Also, it already had a classless system, allowing gamers to assume a truly customizable role. The resources were also quite dense and expansive, which should translate well.
While the original game was a single-player experience, this board game will support up to four players, working cooperatively. Altogether, that may trouble fans of the source material.
Some of the qualities that made Kingdom Come: Deliverance stand apart as a video game may be lost as a board game, as they become too generic compared to similar TTGs. But that remains to be seen, as the board game hasn’t revealed much just yet.
The plot will also take place in the 15th century. The proposed figures have opted for a more simplistic design, somewhere between those that merely give impressions and highly detailed designs.
That’s a little disappointing, compared to the video game. Ideally, other details in the board game will strive for the same level of accuracy as its console counterpart. The historical authenticity was a standout feature.
It’s also been a few years since the game released, so it’ll be interesting to see how successfully the game can blend original audiences with tabletop fans.
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