Bloodborne’s voracious fanbase just can’t get enough, can they? Having recently celebrated its fourth birthday, the insanely popular PlayStation exclusive is now being adapted into a board game which was crowdfunded almost instantly.
It took 17 minutes for fans to scuttle from their Yharnam hovels and throw thousands of dollars at CoolMiniOrNot (CMON), the company behind the officially licensed tabletop game.
With an original funding goal of £155,000, the Kickstarter campaign now stands at an impressive £1.27m and keeps on climbing with 19 days to go.
Designed by Michael Shinall and Eric Lang, the upcoming board game looks to capture the essence of Bloodborne, offering a series of campaigns through Yharnam built for 1 to 4 players. You’ll explore an unpredictable network of cobbled streets, sewer tunnels, dungeons, and lairs while putting the board game’s intuitive combat mechanics to work.
As with most Kickstarter projects, Bloodborne: The Board Game comes tagged with a number of “stretch goals”. These are basically funding milestones – the more CMON raises for this project, the more it will continue adding to the game, from new playable Hunters, to extra dungeon tiles, and an expanded menagerie of cruel and demented monsters to fight.
Those who pledge $100 or more to the project will get a copy of the game when it launches in May 2020, along with an exclusive Kirkhammer wielding Hunter and any unlocked stretch goals.
With Bloodborne merch hard to come by and often very expensive (especially when importing from Japan), if anything the board game will give fans a chance to get their hands on some incredibly detailed miniatures of their favourite characters and creatures.
While we don’t usually feature Kickstarter campaigns here at TheSixthAxis (there have been some tragic crowdfunding stories in the past), CMON has a solid track record of delivering. With Eric Lang having also worked on the excellent Bloodborne card game, we can’t wait to get our hands on it.