Dark Horse Comics has partnered with Mantic Games to produce a board game set in Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comic book universe. The game will be a cooperative experience in which players face off against the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people can play together, taking control of BPRD members such as Hellboy, Abe Sapien, and Roger the Homunculus.
The board game will hit Kickstarter in April 2018; it will feature plastic miniatures representative of the characters and the book.
“Hellboy has a great cast of characters, diverse locations and legendary monsters from the pages of folklore and myth,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. “The comics provide a fantastic foundation on which to build an immersive, fun, and fast-paced cooperative board game that will let players experience some of their favorite moments from the series.”
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 Hellboy film is currently in preproduction, starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich.
“Dark Horse is excited to work with Mantic Games on a Hellboy board game,” said Dark Horse Comics’ 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 BPRD 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!”