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By Robert Marrujo:: Resident Evil 2 holds a special place in the hearts of series fans, so much so that Capcom is diligently working away at a remake of the game for modern consoles. There's another team hard at work on a reimagining of RE2, except their vision involves cardboard and plastic rather than polygons and BluRay discs. Resident Evil 2 board game is currently being pitched by Steamforged Games on Kickstarter.
Steamforged Games has previously wowed fans with a board game adaptation of Dark Souls and is now looking to dip its toes into the waters of Capcom's survival horror franchise. The game has already been fully funded (it only took an hour!), easily surpassing its goal of $202,900. Now, the studio is working on securing funds to achieve its various stretch goals for the project.
Here's the game's synopsis straight from Kickstarter:
"Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game is a co-operative survival horror game for 1-4 players set in the Resident Evil™ universe. Players choose from a number of familiar characters before venturing into the zombie-infested streets and buildings of Raccoon City in a desperate fight to escape the nightmare!
Designed specifically for the Resident Evil™ universe from the ground up, this game brings the thrills—and the dangers!—of the setting to the tabletop. World-class miniatures and innovative new mechanics help deliver an experience that captures the essence of the much-loved original video games while offering new twists and turns.
The Survivor Pledge includes:
- Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game
- The B-Files Expansion Set
- Kickstarter Exclusive Leon Alt. Model
- All Unlocked Stretch Goals
Choose your character and explore the rich narrative of Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game. With 20+ hours of gameplay, this pledge is packed with a horde of enemies and challenges to provide players with a terrifying and immersive survival horror experience."
Resident Evil 2: The Board Game is expected to begin shipping in September of 2018.