Marvel Zombies: A Zombicide Game, which is being developed by CMON and Spin Master Games, was released on the platform just a few days ago and has already received a tremendous amount of support from fans. It took only two hours for the game to surpass the $2.5 million mark on the official website, and the game has continued to gain support in the hours since.
The game will be available for purchase as a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players that is based on the core mechanics of the Zombicide series. Players will have to fight (or eat) their way through New York City when the game launches in November. For objectives and missions to be completed on maps using a modular tile system, players will need to collaborate with one another against a simple AI system that levels up as you progress through the game. According to the Kickstarter campaign, the game’s gameplay is appropriate for players aged 14 and up, and a typical session should last approximately an hour.
As of the time of writing, the project has amassed nearly seven times its initial goal of $500,000, and is closing in on the $3.5 million mark with fifteen days left on the campaign’s timer.
Those who contribute to the Kickstarter campaign will have three main pledge options to choose from throughout the campaign’s duration. The base option, also known as the Undead Pledge, costs $130, followed by the Resistance Pledge, which costs $240, and finally a Galactus Pledge, which costs $410 and allows you to purchase the game in its most complete form.
Those who pledge to the game’s Undead Pledge will gain access to the game’s zombie mode, in which you’ll take control of a variety of undead Marvel heroes (including the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Hulk, and Deadpool) and work together to complete objectives, feed off innocent bystanders, and fight off living superheroes.
The Resistance Pledge includes the game’s original Zombies Mode as well as an X-Men Hero mode, among other things. Storm, Mystique, Magneto, Colossus, Wolverine and Rogue are among the X-Men mutants who will appear in this version of the game as you attempt to save innocent bystanders while also fending off waves of undead mutants and zombie heroes in order to save the world.
It is worth noting that the two different versions of the game each have their own set of characters, including but not limited to Aunt May, Pepper Potts, J. Jonah Jameson, and a host of other characters. The game’s Galactus Pledge tier, which in addition to including the two previously mentioned versions of the game also includes a massive Galactus game piece as well as additional ways to play, is available for those who want to get the most out of their experience.
During the course of raising funds for Marvel Zombies through the Kickstarter campaign, the development team has also revealed a number of new stretch goals, including characters such as Luke Cage, Beast, and The Winter Soldier. With plenty of time left before the campaign comes to a close, it’s almost certain that a number of new heroes (as well as their undead counterparts) will be recruited to fight alongside the existing roster of characters.