The Kickstarter campaign for the Dark Souls board game by Steamforged Games Ltd has successfully been funded over 75 times what it asked for.
Dark Souls – The Board Game originally looked to raise £50,000 (~$72k) but ended up getting pledges adding up to £3,771,474 (~$5.5 million) from 31,178 backers.
Dark Souls – The Board Game is a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls universe. Players choose from a number of core character classes and explore dangerous locations full of monsters, treasures, and deadly boss fights.
Designed specifically for the Dark Souls™ universe and introducing a number of innovative gameplay mechanics, with world-class miniatures faithful to the rich universe, this game delivers an experience that captures the very essence of the original video games.
It will be interesting to see how Steamforged Games Ltd plans to get the feeling of difficulty and being “killed by urns” as other players appear in your game to slay you.
To prepare for the Dark Souls board game, check out Dark Souls: The Board Game 101.
Dark Souls III is available from Namco Bandai for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.