Dark Souls: The Board Game wrapped up it’s Kickstarter campaign on May 16th, totaling over $5 million in funding. Steamforged Games launched the campaign on April 19th with a much lower goal of about $70,832. The project was fully funded in just three minutes.
To celebrate the success of the campaign, Steamforged decided to unlock the remaining stretch goals. In addition to the core game, those that pledged will also receive the Player Characters, Core Game, Iron Keep, Armor Set, Invaders, and Summoned Expansions, as well as the Solaire of Astora character model.
As the icing on the cake, the developer is also working on a “scenario driven campaign mode” where your chance at winning continues from game to game. In one of the final Kickstarter updates, Steamforged announced that they would be working with backers to make it happen:
“We want to utilise our amazing backer community, to make these scenarios as intriguing and challenging as possible.
So let’s hear your ideas about what would be cool to do in the comments and via our dedicated email [email protected]
We want to hear your ideas for the flavour/tone/setting of your scenarios. Then let us know what mini, main and mega bosses would feature. What enemies, invaders, summons and challenges would be met along the way along with what treasure, weapons and armour could be found. “
Considering the subject matter, it’s not surprising that this project has been so successful. Bandai-Namco released Dark Souls III on April 12, and it became the fastest selling title in the company’s history. It was also the best selling game for April in the US, which leaves the board game with quite a bit of hype to live up to. If everything goes according to plan, backers can expect to receive their game in April of 2017.
If you’re interested in getting Dark Souls: The Board Game, but missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can submit a late pledge by clicking here.