Mantic Games is working with Dark Horse Comics to produce a board game set in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy universe.
The licensed game will be a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous antagonists. Up to four people will be able to take control of iconic BRPD members such as Hellboy himself, Abe Sapien and Roger the Homunculus before exploring gothic locations and uncovering ancient artifacts.
Set to make its Kickstarter debut in April 2018, the Hellboy board game will feature pre-assembled plastic miniatures with the look and feel of Mignola’s world famous comic series.
“Hellboy has a great cast of characters, diverse locations and legendary monsters from the pages of folklore and myth,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic’s CEO. “The comics provide a fantastic foundation on which to build an immersive, fun and fast-paced co-operative board game that will let players experience some of their favorite moments from the series.”
“Dark Horse is excited to work with Mantic Games on a Hellboy board game,” said Dark Horse’s chief business development officer, Nick McWhorter. “Mantic is not only a leader in the Miniatures Board Game category, but also have a thorough understanding of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. storylines and how to integrate them into a game. We’re confident they can deliver a board game that fans of Hellboy and miniatures games alike can appreciate!”
Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live-action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming new Hellboy film is currently in pre-production, starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell and Milla Jovovich.
Mantic has also produced tabletop games based on The Walking Dead and Mars Attacks.