In partnership with BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products,"Big Trouble in Little China: The Game" is currently in the final stages of development and is the brainchild of Chris Batarlis (Everything Epic) and Boris Polonsky (Flipside). The game originated from the designers' love of the film, and the passion for making a game that would capture the magic and fun of the cult classic.
This thematic cooperative adventure game enables 1-4 players to work together and experience the events that they remember from the film as well as create new adventures of their own. Dozens of film-inspired story-quests bring all the action front and center, and 40 highly detailed miniatures fire up the imagination.
The game plays in two acts: Act One, “The Quest for Little China,” uses the front side of the game board– Chinatown–while Act Two, “The Final Showdown,” takes place on the reverse side in Lo Pan's Lair. Players can choose from six iconic hero characters, each with individual abilities, and use custom dice for actions, quest tasks, skill checks and combat. They will also be able to use the communal Fate Dice, which include a unique risk/reward mechanic that gives additional actions or successes for checks when needed, but it can come with a price. After completing quests and upgrading their characters, players will move to the back of the board for the big showdown with Lo Pan! Will the heroes stop Lo Pan's evil scheme in time, or is everything gonna go to hell?
“Pasted on themes or a gameplay-light licensed board game is something that was never even a possibility in this creation. Our mission in designing this game has always been to capture the theme and story of the film while making an engaging and rewarding cooperative experience,” said Chris Batarlis, President of Everything Epic. “This Epic Experience truly reflects our company motto… Of the gamer, by the gamer, and for the gamer!”
Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton Just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
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