Asmodee creates Windrider Games, Shadowrun: Anarchy by Catalyst Game Labs, Steamforged announces Dark Souls – The Board Game, Infinity Ward might be taking Call of Duty to space!
Asmodee is launching a new game design studio
Called Windrider Games, they already have three releases, all classic Reiner Knizia games: Ra, Samurai, and Tigris & Euphrates, which previously had been published by Fantasy Flight Games, a company that Asmodee now owns.
The new game studio is headed by Steve Kimball, who worked with Fantasy Flight Games for six years as a developer and producer.
Source: Purple Pawn
A very light, storytelling-focused version of the Shadowrun RPG is in the works
At the GAMA Trade Show, Talon Coleman from Catalyst Game Labs revealed or updated a lot of upcoming releases for Shadowrun. The one that caught my eye is Shadowun: Anarchy, a version of the RPG core rulebook that’s focused on storytelling and goes light on mechanics. The book is aimed at people who want to try Shadowrun RPG but “don’t want to really look at a 400-page rulebook, this is a 40–50-page rulebook”.
Shadowrun: Anarchy is scheduled for release at GenCon and has a tentative MSRP of $25.
We might get to see the hardest board game yet
Steamforged Games, known for Guild Ball, has reported that they’re working with Bandai Namco to bring the video game license Dark Souls to the world of board games through a Kickstarter sometime this month.
They said in the announcement that the board game will embrace “everything that makes Dark Souls the deep, compelling game experience that it is.”
I hope the game also embraces the soul crushing experience of Dark Souls.
Call of Duty might be headed to space!
Rumors from pretty reliable sources are starting to crop up saying that the next game in the Call of Duty franchise will have space combat. The FPS franchise has its roots in World War II infantry combat, then moved to present times with Modern Warfare and dipped its toe in sci-fi in the latest installments of Black Ops, Ghosts and the stand-alone Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, so it’s not beyond the realm of possibility.
Does it mean that the upcoming Call of Duty will be set amongst the stars or is just another moon stage? Infinity Ward, the game developer, usually reveals games in November, so we have about five months to speculate.