Japanime Games has partnered with Strange Machine Games, Escape Velocity Games and Harmony Gold to release three board games based on the iconic Robotech property.
Japanime will have worldwide distribution rights of the three games: Robotech: Ace Pilot, Robotech: Attack on the SDF-1, and Robotech: Brace for Impact. Each game utilizes different game dynamics and all three are planned for summer release.
Strange Machine Games will produce two games. Robotech: Ace Pilot is a dice game where players vie for the title of Ace Pilot. Players must evaluate the enemy Zentraedi threat each turn, and deploy the best SDF-1 crew members to deal with it, collecting kills as they progress. Upgrades are available along the way, as well as ways to sabotage rival pilots. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 25 minutes. Release is planned for June.
Robotech: Attack on the SDF-1
is a cooperative game where players take the role of one of the characters of the Super Dimension Fortress One
and defend the ship against attacks, unexpected disasters, and treachery. Players must manage their resources as they battle enemies, repair damages, and attempt to make it home in one piece. The game is for 1 – 5 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 120 minutes.
Robotech: Brace for Impact
is a real-time overlord style game from Strange Machine Games and Escape Velocity Game. One player takes the role of the Zentraedi, while other players work together to fend off the alien assaults. Players have a hand of cards representing problems which need to be tackled, but they must enlist at least one other crew member to complete them. The timer ticks down between assaults, and players must fix their ship and return fire as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the Zentraedi player will be attacking the fleet with tactics cards from their hand. If players can survive 10 minutes and the final assault they win. The game is for 2 – 10 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 10 minutes. Release is planned for summer.
Japanime Games was showing off prototypes of two games at the GAMA Trade Show, click the gallery below to view images from the show.