Marvel Zombies Board Game Surpasses $2.5M on Kickstarter in Just Two Hours – IGN
A Marvel Zombies board game surpassed $2.5 million dollars on Kickstarter just two hours after it launched on the crowdfunding platform.
Marvel Zombies: A Zombicide Game, which is being produced by CMON and Spin Master Games, launched on the platform yesterday and has already garnered a huge amount of backing from fans. After just two hours on the website, the game had eclipsed the $2.5 million mark and has continued to gain further support in the hours since.
Upon launch, Marvel Zombies will be a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players based on the core mechanics of the Zombicide series, in which players have to fight (or eat) their way through New York City. Players will need to work together against a simple AI system that levels up as you do in order to complete objectives and various missions on maps using a modular tile system. According to the Kickstarter campaign, gameplay is suitable for players aged 14+, and a standard session should take roughly an hour.
Heroes, we have just reached our 2nd MILLION (wow!), and with that released our first Stretch Goals: Luke Cage joins the fray as both a zombie AND a hero! Let’s see what we will unlock next: https://t.co/UDoTN0dz6A pic.twitter.com/VAS6hwTiXF
— CMON (@CMONGames) January 18, 2022
Having initially set out a crowdfunding goal of $500,000 dollars, at the time of writing the project has amassed almost seven times that value as it closes in on the $3.5 million mark with fifteen days of the campaign still left on the clock.
Throughout the Kickstarter, those funding the campaign have three main pledge options that they can buy into. The base option or Undead Pledge starts at $130, which is followed by the Resistance Pledge at $240, and finally a Galactus Pledge for those who want to purchase the game in its most complete form at $410.
Those buying into the game’s Undead Pledge will gain access to zombie mode, where you’ll play as a number of undead Marvel heroes (including the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Hulk, and Deadpool) and co-operate with other players to complete objectives, feed off innocent bystanders and fight off living superheroes.
— CMON (@CMONGames) January 19, 2022
The game’s Resistance Pledge includes its original Zombies Mode as well as an X-Men Hero mode. Throughout this take on the game, you’ll play as a number of living X-Men mutants (Storm, Mystique, Magneto, Colossus, Wolverine, and Rogue) as you look to save bystanders from harm and fight off waves of undead mutants and zombie heroes.
The two different versions of the game each bring with them a number of unique bystanders including but not limited to Aunt May, Pepper Potts, J. Jonah Jameson, and many more. Fans looking to get the absolute most out of their experience can also opt to fund the game’s Galactus Pledge tier, which as well as including the two previously mentioned versions of the game also comes with a huge Galactus game piece and additional ways to play.
As Marvel Zombies continues to gather funding from fans on Kickstarter, the team has also released a number of additional heroes as stretch goals including Luke Cage, Beast, and The Winter Soldier. With plenty of time still remaining before the campaign concludes, it’s almost certain that a range of additional heroes (and their undead counterparts) are still set to join the fight.
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