Steamforged Games has shared details for the upcoming retail launch of Resident Evil 3:  The Board Game, based on the Capcom video game.  The core game and its first expansion, City of Ruin will both release in October.

Releasing on October 21, Resident Evil 3:  The Board Game is a cooperative survival horror game based on Capcom’s Resident Evil 3:  Nemesis.  The players must explore Raccoon City to find the parts they need to repair the cable car that they can use to escape, while fighting off the mutant monsters that have overrun the city.  They can play as Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Viktor, or Nikolai Ginovaef, each with their own abilities and special rules.

The game is built on the same engine as Steamforged earlier Resident Evil 2:  The Board Game (see “The Tabletop Takeover of Raccoon City is Nigh”).  It ifeatures a scenario-driven campaign structure in which the actions of the players determine the path the story will follow.

The core game will include 28 plastic minis, including 4 player characters and Nemesis Stage One and Stage Two, 20 double-sided game board tiles, 60 terrain elements, 208 cards, 4 health track dials, 11 tracker dials, 6 dice, and 82 tokens.  It supports play by 1 to 4 players and is intended for ages 14 and up.  Each scenario takes 1.5 to 2 hours to play.  MSRP is $99.95.

The first expansion set, Resident Evil 3:  The Board Game – City of Ruin Expansion, will release on October 29.  This set offers nine additional scenarios for the game as well as new locations for the players to explore:  the City Hospital, flooded City Park, and Dead Factory.  It comes with 14 plastic miniatures, including Nemesis Stage 3, 6 double-sided game board tiles, 35 tokens, and 76 cards.  MSRP is $64.95.

Click on Gallery below to see images of miniatures from the game.

Steamforged Games raised funding for the production of the core game through a Kickstarter campaign in May 2020 that rasied £865,698 (about $1,058,379) from 7,489 backers (an average of about $141.32 per backer).  The City of Ruin Expansion was not included in that campaign.

In September, Steamforged will release two Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game expansions (see “Steamforged Games Announces ‘Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game’ Expansion Preorder” and “‘Stormbird Expansion’ Swoops Down on ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’”) and a new Epic Encounters miniatures boxed set (see “Become Entangled in the ‘Web of the Spider Tyrant’”).