Monster Hunter World becomes a board game: Kickstarter campaign soon

Monster Hunter World becomes a board game: Kickstarter campaign soon

Monster Hunter World becomes a board game

With the start of 2021, Monster Hunter: World celebrated its third year of presence on the market: a path marked by notable milestones in terms of reception, both by critics and by the public of fans.

In the wake of the success of the title and the subsequent expansion Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the Steamforged team has decided to try to give life to a board game dedicated to the Capcom production. Already the author of the adaptation of major productions such as Dark Souls or Horizon: Zero Dawn, the company is ready to shape a paper experience dedicated to Hunters and Slayers. To translate the idea into reality, a Kickstarter campaign dedicated to Monster Hunter World: The Board Game will soon be launched.

Crowfunding will be operational starting next April 20 and will continue until to April 30th. In this period of time, Steamforged will present all the details on the project and indicate the sum necessary to bring it to life. With a long narrative campaign, miniatures of creatures such as the Rathalos, the Great Jagras and the Anjanath, Monster Hunter World: The Board Game aims to preserve the essential dynamics that characterize the videogame. For a first taste, you can view a first trailer of the board game, distributed by Steamforged on the pages of Dicebreaker.

In the meantime, we remind you that among the releases of March 2021 on Nintendo Switch you will find space the new Monster Hunter: Rise.

Monster Hunter World: The Board Game coming to Kickstarter, with the 'complete' version costing $279

Monster Hunter World: The Board Game is launching its Kickstarter next month, and you might want to put away a bit of money if you're looking to back it.

The board game is being developed by Steamforged, the tabletop veterans behind the likes of the Resident Evil 2 and Dark Souls board games. The game's rules mimic Monster Hunter: World, tasking players with taking on a variety of giant beasts and upgrading themselves with their giblets. Card decks are used to represent the different weapons, with players able to craft new weapons and armour from carved monster parts. Dicebreaker has a short video showcasing a snippet of gameplay along with the board, which features models of Rathalos, Great Jagras, Tobi-Kadachi, and Anjanath.

Monster Hunter World: The Board Game Pledge tiers and rewards

(Image credit: Steamforged Games/Capcom)

The Kickstarter is due to run from April 20 to April 30, a mere 10 days to jump in and pledge. The entry level will set you back $70 (£51 GBP) and nets you the Ancient Forest board, four monsters, four hunters, and what the makers estimate as a 30-hour campaign, with replay value.

There's also a mid-tier 'Core Pledge' which will cost $140 (£102 GBP), doubling the campaign time, hunters, and number of cards, as well as adding an additional five monsters.

If you want the 'complete' experience, you'll be looking at a hefty $279 (£203 GBP) price tag, but it ups the campaign time to around 75 hours, with 24 miniatures including the 'XXXL' Kushala Daora, and over 1,800 cards.

Monster Hunter: World was the first in the series to come to PC, apart from the MMO Monster Hunter Online. We're also being treated to a port of the upcoming Switch game Monster Hunter Rise, which is still 'very much in development' and touted for PC in early 2022.