Mantic Games: Weitere Previews für 2021
Mantic Games zeigen weitere Previews für das kommende Jahr.
Den Anfang macht Hellboy:
All good things must come to an end and, sadly, this is our final Christmas blog. We hope you’ve enjoyed the 2021 previews and, just in case you’ve missed any, you can see the full list below:
- December 26th – review of the year by Ronnie
- December 27th – Vanguard in 2021
- December 28th – what’s coming up from Winged Hussar
- December 29th – Brush with Death 2021
- December 30th – Kings of War in 2021
- December 31st – The Walking Dead in 2021
- January 1st – Armada in 2021
- January 2nd – DreadBall in 2021
- January 3rd – sci-fi in 2021
However, although today is our final blog, we’re ending on a massive high with a HUGE update about what’s coming up for Hellboy in 2021. After the success of Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game, we knew we had big boots to fill in 2021, so we’re returning to the board game with FOUR new experiences! Read on to find out more.
HELLBOY: THE BOARD GAME
Designed by original developers, Needy Cat Games, each of these experiences builds on the tension-packed, co-operative nature of Hellboy: The Board Game but turns the danger up to 11, thanks to the all-new RAGNAROK mode. That’s right, saving the world just got a whole lot tougher.
STORM AND THE FURY
You’ve played through the core game, Darkness Calls and The Wild Hunt. Now it’s time to bring the saga to a close with the Storm and the Fury. Armed with a certain magical sword (no spoilers here, just in case), Hellboy must face his toughest foe yet: Nimue in her dragon form.
THE B.P.R.D. FILES
But that’s not all for Hellboy: The Board Game fans because with the storyline complete, it’s time to move onto a whole new chapter inspired by the B.P.R.D. graphic novels. These three new sets focus on a different element to make your games of Hellboy more unpredictable and action-packed than ever before.
Hell on Earth – with Hellboy gone, the B.P.R.D. faces a range of horrifying new minions as the world descends into chaos. Hell on Earth introduces new minions to add to your missions. From swarming Crickets, to demons and Ogdru-Hem mutants, you’re going to wish you were only facing the Frog Monsters from the core game.
Pandemonium – if only it were just the minions you needed to deal with. In Pandemonium some all-new bosses are here to try and end the world. You’ll just have to wait and see who those bosses are!
End of Days – with all that, you’re going to need some new heroes and the B.P.R.D. is here to save the day. End of Days includes new playable agents that you can use to tackle the expansions, or return to your favourite missions from the original game and play them again with a fresh cast of characters.
We’re aiming to bring these exciting new experiences for Hellboy: The Board Game to Kickstarter in the first quarter of 2021. Make sure you keep watching the Mantic blog and newsletter for more details. Of course, we’ll also be delivering the roleplaying game to backers in 2021 too – so it’s a great year to be a Hellboy fan.
Oh, and now’s a great time to pick up any expansions you may be missing from Hellboy: The Board Game. If you use the code CHRISTMASRONNIE when checking out, you’ll get £10 off any orders over £50.
Weiter geht es mit Warpath und Deadzone:
So far during our Christmas Blogs, we’ve covered plenty of details about games set in our Pannithor universe and a number of you are probably asking “BUT WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH SCI-FI?” Ok, wow – you’re actually shouting it, imaginary blog reader. Well, short story is… there’s plenty happening with sci-fi in 2021. Great, we’ll finish there. Thanks for reading today’s blog.
Oh, you want more than that? Ok, we’ll go into a little more detail. The truth is a lot of sci-fi goodness will be coming your way later in the year, so it’s a little too early to talk about too much now. BUT we do have some fun stuff coming up soon. Let’s take a look!
As you may know, it seems like forever that the Deadzone two-player set has been out of stock. Throughout lockdown we had numerous issues keeping the miniatures in supply. Then we got the minis… and ran out of the rulebook. We are putting this down to ‘the 2020 phenomenon’! 🙂
However, this did give us an opportunity to take a look at the two-player set and decide what was best to keep it in stock. We decided that we would mostly keep the contents the same, but there will be a small change to the rulebook. To be honest, a large portion of the rulebook is now out of date because of Escalation, which includes the latest faction stats and scenarios.
With that in mind, we decided the rulebook is a little surplus to requirements because a lot of the stuff you’ll be referencing during games is included in Escalation. So the revised two-player set will now include
- a digital version of the rulebook
- a free physical copy of Escalation
- a free digital copy of Escalation too!
We think this is a great way to get into the game, and make sure you have the most up to date army lists!
We’re expecting it to be back in stock VERY soon!
During the Open Day, we also teased a new sub faction: Forge Father Artificers. We haven’t got a lot more to announce about the release date, but take a look at their new leader… the Master Artificer!
We are super excited about the Artificers and can’t wait to get them out to you.
NEW MINI COMMAND PROTOCOLS
In 2020 we released a mini Command Protocols, which was a PDF that included stats for the Spectra, Matsudan and some amended stats for existing units. In early(ish) 2021 we’re planning another mini Command Protocols that will introduce some of the new Kings of War Ratkin models into Deadzone.
We’re also planning a slight boost to the Mazon Labs with some CYBORGS! Honestly, Mazon Labs is a totally legitimate corporation that just wants to help people… nothing sinister going on there. The revised stats for the Mazon Labs and Veer-myn will be available as a free download in Q2.
A while back Ronnie mentioned that we’ve been taking a look at the rules for Firefight to tighten them up a bit and make sure it’s easier to make the transition from Deadzone into Firefight, which is a slightly larger-scale sci-fi wargame.
It’s still being worked on, and we will need lots of folks to help with play testing… sssssssoooooooo you might want to start painting up those awesome sci-fi vehicles. Just sayin’
Finally, it’s normally Ronnie that leaks all our new releases, but this time Rob’s loose lips have sunk the spaceship. He mentioned something codenamed: ‘Arena Wars’ – a DreadBall spin-off that’s focused on arena-based, gladiatorial combat.
We’ll have PLENTY more on this later in the year but, until then, you can start drooling over this new miniature… the Tigrax. Hang on, isn’t that a giant base from DreadBall? This is getting curiouser and curiouser.
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