CoolMiniOrNot has announced B-Sieged:  Sons of the Abyss, a new cooperative “castle defense” board game which will release in late Q4. The game is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

In B-Sieged, up to six players work together to defend the fortress of Modhelm from the unstoppable hordes of the abyss long enough for the “Messenger” to escape and recover an ancient artifact that will save the fortress.  The heroes must work together, making use of the various buildings inside the fortress and its mighty catapult while protecting the Messenger and keeping the hordes off the fortress walls.  Meanwhile, the monsters, controlled by the game engine, march against them.

The game includes 70 pre-assembled unpainted miniatures, including the six heroes and 64 assorted monsters, over 200 cards, game tokens, dice, and player boards.  MSRP is $90.00.  CMON has included a number of Kickstarter exclusives to attract backers, which will be available after release only at conventions.

The Kickstarter project launched yesterday, and received more than $150,000 worth of pledges from more than 1800 backers within the first 24 hours, easily surpassing its $50,000 goal in just 13 minutes. Kickstarter backers are expected to receive their copies in November, with a trade release to follow in the fourth quarter.