We’re seeing more and more games move from the physical board game scene over to the virtual world, with Asmodee Digital having already taken Gloomhaven to the land of PC. It’s picked up some decent acclaim on Steam too, along with some seriously good ‘Very Positive’ reviews. Very soon that same game will be coming to console.
It’ll be 2023 when see see Asmodee move their acclaimed tactical RPG which has been inspired by the best-selling board game to console, with the new platforms adapted by Saber Interactive. Originally developed by Flaming Fowl Studios based on Isaac Childres’ award-winning board game, Gloomhaven has sold over 500k units throughout early access and its official launch on PC and Mac last year. The console editions of the game will be published by Asmodee Digital and developed by Saber.
“We’re excited to bring Gloomhaven to new players around the world with Saber Interactive. Partnerships like this are one of the great advantages we have available to us now as part of Embracer Group, and we look forward to tapping into even more opportunities to deliver for our fans in the future,” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO at Asmodee Digital.
“Our partnership on Gloomhaven embodies the very reason we brought Asmodee into the Embracer family,” said Matthew Karch, Saber Interactive CEO and co-founder and Embracer board member. “Games are truly a transmedia experience, and it’s amazing to have the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s best board game makers to bring their IP to consoles. This is the first of many announcements of its kind to come.”
Gloomhaven whisks players off to a medieval dark fantasy universe, as they get to grips with a tactical RPG mixing card-based strategy and adventurous dungeon crawling. It features both solo play and online co-op as you get to sell your sword to any who can afford it – all before carving your way through dark caves, dreadful forests, and terrifying dungeons filled with horrific monsters in hope of reaping your rewards.
It’ll let you lead your band of mercenaries through an unforgiving world where every choice can have life or death consequences. Seventeen unique characters will be in place, each with their own skills and more than 1,000 different abilities to master. And as this is digital, it can continue to grow, as has previously been seen with the release of the Jaws of the Lion DLC.
We’ll let you know once further console updates are delivered via Asmodee and Saber. For now though, if you can’t wait, you’ll be best off over on Steam or GOG for PC and Mac.