New Batman game launches crowdfunding campaign

A new Batman tabletop game has raised nearly half a million dollars on Gamefound. Knight Games has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum, a new tabletop game set in the DC Universe. The core game is a semi-cooperative dungeon crawl style game where players take on the role of one of Batman’s iconic villains, each with their own goals and abilities. The players must work together to overcome the guards, security systems and other threats in Arkham Asylum in order to escape the infamous prison. Although the players can escape from Arkham Asylum together, only the player who completes their objective is declared the winner.

The core game of Batman: Escape from Arkham Asylum comes with seven super villains: Joker, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, Bane, Poison Ivy, the Penguin and Two-Face. It also comes with five bosses that have their own separate impact on the Asylum, including Batman, Hugo Strange, Killer Croc, Victor Zsasz, and Aaron Cash from the Arkham Asylum spell. Each boss and supervillain has its own detailed miniature, all of which are also compatible with Knight Games’ Batman miniature games. Two expansions are also available, one of which adds Nightwing as Boss and Catwoman, Deathstroke, Lady Shiva, Deadshot, Ratcatcher, and Black Mask as villains, and one that offers a solo mode where players play as Batman.

The core Batman: Escape from Arkham Asylum game is available with a commitment of €125, while the full game and expansions are available with a commitment of €270. In total, the game has raised €394,778, or approximately $430,000. The crowdfunding campaign for the game will run until February 7.

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