Steamforged Games, popular for their board game adaptions of popular video game franchises like Dark Souls and Resident Evil, have announced a partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and Guerrilla Games to adapt Horizon Zero Dawn as a board game. This news comes out of GenCon 2018, and Steamforged have officially revealed the license acquisition via their website.
A Kickstarter is currently in the works to fund the upcoming game, as Steamforged has done for their Dark Souls and Resident Evil 2 adaptions. According to a report from IGN’s Tom Marks, Steamforged has stated that Guerrilla considers the new board game to be completely in cannon with the franchise and will considered “the next Horizon Zero Dawn game”. Some further details were revealed in the report, including a brief overview of the game’s mechanics.
“The whole game is estimated to take about an hour and a half to two hours, and a single session will be a series of five or so hunts that get progressively harder. You pick a class with a unique deck of skills at the start, then replace worse cards for better ones as you get stronger, before trying to take down a final giant creature.”
Steamforged also had some prototype minatures on display at GenCon, including the first look at the Thunderjaw, which according to IGN, could be close to a foot long. A start date for the Kickstarter has yet to be announced, but it is expected to launch sometime later in the year.