When it first went live on October 26, the game’s crowdfunding campaign quickly surpassed its initial funding goal of £100,000 – approximately $137,500 at the time. With only 15 days left in its crowdfunding campaign, the organization’s original goal now seems like a distant memory. It has just surpassed $900,000 in sales as of the time of this writing, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Resident Evil: The Board Game is being developed by veteran tabletop company Steamforged Games in collaboration with the video game company Capcom. Steamforged is no stranger to the Resident Evil franchise, having previously worked on board games for the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 films. It has also created other tabletop games that are tied to various video game franchises, such as Horizon: Zero Dawn and Dark Souls, so it appears that the project is in good hands.
In its latest foray into Capcom’s venerable franchise, the tabletop creator will take players back to the beginning of the series with a board game based on the 2002 remake of the original Resident Evil.
As stated by Steamforged, players will “put themselves in the shoes of a STAARS member and enter the sinister Spencer Mansion in order to uncover the horrifying truths that lie within.” Player’s will be required to “search for secrets and survivors,” navigate an open world “crawling with enemies,” and ensure their own survival, all while the game’s danger level increases in and around them.
Currently, fans can choose between two different pledge options when visiting the Kickstarter page in order to receive a copy of the game when it is released. The game’s Bravo Pledge, which starts at £72 (approximately $100), guarantees players a copy of the core Resident Evil board game as well as access to all of the game’s unlocked goals. A more expensive option is also available in the campaigns, known as the Alpha Pledge, which not only grants fans access to the core game and unlock goals, but also to a number of additional expansions and exclusive add-ons as well.
Additionally, this is not the first time that members of the S.T.A.R.S. team have returned to the public eye in recent memory, as they did last year as well. Fortnite, developed by Epic Games, recently received the addition of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as part of a collaboration with Capcom to commemorate all things Halloween-related. In addition to this article, which describes how Resident Evil 7 has become the first game in the series to ship 10 million copies, there is another article on the Resident Evil series.