During the last Mantic open day, there was a secret room that you had to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to enter and playtest a new secret game. Meanwhile the US Pathfinders were given a clue and under strict secrecy let in on the new licensed game.
Well it has been announced - Mantic is making The Walking Dead game. The Walking Dead: All out War is a skirmish game pitting two teams of survivors against each other. What makes it unique is the walkers are not part of either side, they are after everyone. Walkers are attracted to noise - so is it worth shooting your opponent if it means you will be swarmed by walkers?
Based on the Skybound comic book that has been a hit for over twelve years, the game will initially feature Rick and Carl Grimes, four other survivors and twelve walkers.
They are hoping to do 120 sculpts for the range, and you can see they are pretty cool looking. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
|Walker (or should it be crawler?)|
|Rick & Carl against a gang|
|Walkers safely behind a fence|
|Retail game components|
|terrain - police car|
|objective - weapons / ammo|
Finally, Ronnie Renton (the president of Mantic) talks about the game on Beast of War Weekender
The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game is launching on Kickstarter on the February 1 at 08:30 EST. It closes on the February 29 18:59 EST. Shipping Wave 1 is expected to be dispatched in August 2016.
Because it is all fun and games . . .