Monster Hunter: World Board Game Hits Kickstarter In April
Monster Hunter: World is getting a board game adaptation courtesy of Steamforged Games. It hits Kickstarter this April.
Monster Hunter: World took over the video game world back in 2018. And now it looks like the game is about to take yet another world by storm. This time, the team is joining up with Steamforged Games to bring a Monster Hunter: World board game to Kickstarter in April. As you might expect, it’s full of massive miniatures and tons of cardboard. Below you can see the various pledge levels Steamforged will have on offer in April.
Sisters and brothers of the Fifth Fleet, it’s time to take our first step into uncharted lands—a tabletop Monster Hunter: World!
— Steamforged Games (@SteamforgedLtd) January 29, 2021
For now, we don’t know too much about how Monster Hunter: World will play. They didn’t reveal much besides the minis and pledges today. The one sneak peek they’re giving out is that this will be a “choose-your-own-adventure-style journey”, which signifies to me that this will probably be some type of campaign game. Outside of that, there’s not much to glean here besides that the minis look wonderful.
Of course, it almost doesn’t matter what the gameplay mechanics are. This game is the kind of thing that’s going to push major units on Kickstarter. Just look at the ongoing campaign for Primal: The Awakening. That game is a bit of a Monster Hunter knock-off and it’s about to clear $2 million on Kickstarter. I would expect this release from Steamforged to easily pass that mark during its campaign.
And, to be fair to Steamforged, if there’s anyone I trust to turn a video game into a quality board game product it’s probably them. I really liked what I’ve played of their Resident Evil 2 board game, and I’ve only heard good things about all the other games in their catalog. Simply said, I think you can safely assume this will be a solid romp.
Monster Hunter World: The Board Game comes to Kickstarter this April.