Privateer Press and Mythic Games have announced plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a new set of Monsterpocalypse products, including a multiplayer expansion that enables co-op and three- and four-person play for the very first time. Privateer and Mythic Games will team up to produce a new two-player base set, as well as a new multiplayer expansion accompanied by an oversized board game-style map that allows for both cooperative and competitive play with three or four. players. The multiplayer expansion will also include five new Apex monsters – Defender Extreme, Arctic Armodax, Mega-Gorghadra, the Insatiable Yasheth, and Nightmare Gallamaxus.
As indicated by his name, Monsterpocalypse is a miniatures skirmish game in which giant monsters clash. Each player builds an army consisting of one or more kaiju-sized monsters and smaller units, then battles them in a cityscape or other map with structures. Each monster has two forms – an initial Alpha form and a more powerful Hyper form that the monster enters when it takes a certain amount of damage. The rules of the game are simple: the player who loses all his monsters loses. Monsters in Monsterpocalypse range from standard Godzilla-esque kaiju to massive robots to Cthulhu-type creatures to just about everything in between.
Due to its unique aesthetic, several studios have tried to adapt Monsterpocalypse in a movie. Dreamworks chose an option for a Monsterpocalypse film in 2010 with Tim Burton attached to the direction. This project died in part because of the release of Pacific Rim. In 2016, Warner Bros. won the rights to the franchise in a “bidding war” between the studios, but no progress on a film has been heard since.
Mythic Games, co-producer of the new Monsterpocalypse line, is best known for its elaborate miniature games. Earlier this year, Mythic Games ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a board game adaptation of Darkest Dungeon, which is expected to come to fruition next year. Expect more news on the Monsterpocalypse Kickstarter later this fall.