In Arena: For the Gods!, the players are heroes chosen to represent six different mythologies, thrust into the arena for a free-for-all battle to the death. Before the match, the players must bid their life points to acquire the best weapons they can. Then, using the custom dice and their equipment, they fight it out until one of the heroes is killed. At that point, the healthiest hero still alive is declared the “champion of the gods” and wins the game.
Iello will premier the game at Origins in Columbus, Ohio the week of June 14, and release the game into the trade two weeks later. To promote the game, iello will offer an exclusive promo card to anyone who demos the game at Origins, and a different promo card available only to those who pre-order the game from participating brick-and-mortar retail stores. A cross-promotional card for King of Tokyo will also be included in each copy of Arena: For the Gods!
Later this year, iello will release a new game based on the Lovecraft novel To the Mountains of Madness (see “Rob Daviau Tackles Lovecraftian Horror in New Game”).