Eric Lang’s miniature-heavy boardgame Rising Sun was fully revealed by CMON yesterday, with a strong showing of support by Kickstarter backers.  The feudal Japanese themed game is scheduled to release in the second quarter of 2018.

Originally teased late last year (see “Eric Lang’s ‘Rising Sun’”), Rising Sun is a political-war game set in Japan’s feudal period.  In the game, divine Kami come to Japan, hoping to reshape it to their liking.  The players, as powerful daimyo, forge alliances, appeal to the Kami for favors, and recruit monsters to reinforce their armies on the battlefield.  During the game, players will forge and break alliances between their clans, but they must also be careful about maintaining their honor and reputation.

The playing pieces will be highly-detailed plastic miniatures sculpted under the direction of Mike McVey, with different themed minis for each player.  Legendary monsters from Japanese myth, also represented by miniatures, can be recruited as well.

{IMAGE_3}Rising Sun will include 58 miniatures, 40 counter bases, 137 tokens, 5 player screens, 5 politics sheets, 53 cards, and a large 6-fold gameboard.  The game is intended for 3 to 5 players.  MSRP is $100.00.

CMON is funding the project through a Kickstarter campaign which has already broken the $1.5 Million mark in its second day, with 26 days remaining.  The campaign does not have a retailer backer package, but retailers interested in backing the project can do so by contacting CMON directly.

See the gallery for images of the miniatures.