Announced last year (see “Cryptozoic Entertainment Releases New Info About ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Board Game’”), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game brings the Frank Millar comic book series to the tabletop. Batman leaves retirement to face mutants, corrupt cops, and the press as well as iconic villains like Two-Face and the Joker. The game features four “Books,” each with different rules and villains, which can be played on their own or as a campaign. It also offers three difficulty levels, and can be played solo or one-on-one.
Cryptozoic raised funding for the production through a Kickstarter campaign last February that attracted 4,131 backers to pledge $398,775 to the project (an average of $96.53 per backer). The game will be released into the trade in January following backer fulfillment.DC Comics Deck-Building Game Expands with ‘Rogues,’” “Cryptozoic Doubles Down on DC,” and “New Gods Join ‘DC Deck-Building Game’”). Each of the three sets included add new heroes and villains to the game as well as new mechanics, with a total of 95 game cards and 18 foil character cards. A Black Racer promo card is also included. MSRP is $29.99.
Cryptozoic has pushed back the release date for The Flash vs. Reverse Flash and Injustice sets until next year (see “Cryptozoic Pushes Two ‘DC Deck-Building Game’ Releases”).