Steamforged Games has a reputation for creating custom board games and expansions based on popular videogame licenses, and they appear to be continuing this trend. The studio announced today that a Monster Hunter: World Iceborne board game is in the works and will be released soon.
The adaptation of Monster Hunter: World Iceborne is undoubtedly welcoming news, given that Steamforged and Capcom have a long history of collaboration. To give you some context, Steamforged previously adopted the first three Resident Evil games and a Monster Hunter game.
The Monster Hunter: World Iceborne will be a sequel to the previous Monster Hunter board game, released by Steamforged in 2021. The developers revealed that the game would be a standalone experience in which a group of four players will work together to hunt monsters around the world using strategic card-driven combat.
Mat Hart, the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Steamforged Games said he is excited to continue the journey through the Monster Hunter: World universe. He also expressed gratitude for the overwhelming response of fans to the previous board game title and shared the following words.
The board game will follow a progression system just like its predecessor. You would have to hunt down monsters in order to upgrade your equipment and craft newer weapons to take down even bigger monsters. This time around, the game will be set in a snowy frozen landscape, keeping in with the theme of the RPG. The best part is that the landscape affects not only the visuals but also how you hunt down monsters and tackle them in combat.
In addition, the board game will bring the concept of Turf Wars from the RPG to the tabletop. Turf wars allow other monsters to join in on an already ongoing battle, resulting in a bloodbath. Therefore, they are infamous for their chaotic clashes and lethal combat and have been at the heart of the RPG. Overall, Monster Hunter World Iceborne gives off the vibe that it will do just as well on the tabletop as it did in the RPG.
The game will be available on Kickstarter on May 18th, and by all accounts, it will be a smashing success, so make sure to turn on the notifications so you can be notified when it goes live.