Official Gloomhaven Tabletop Adaptation Coming to Steam Early Access Next Week

Posted by | July 09, 2019 | News, PC, Video | No Comments

Asmodee Digital has unveiled a new gameplay trailer for their digital adaptation of tabletop board game Gloomhaven. Gloomhaven is hitting Steam Early Access on July 17 for $24.99.

Gloomhaven remains one of the biggest, most popular board games since its release in 2017, following a multi-million dollar Kickstarter campaign. The dungeon crawling RPG continues to hold onto the coveted top rating at the website BoardGameGeek, and it’s one of my personal favorite board games of all time.

The digital adaptation is being developed by Flaming Fowl Studios. At the start of Early Access, the game will include only four of the 17 total classes: Brute, Scoundrel, Cragheart, and Spellweaver. Instead of the campaign of the tabletop game, the Early Access version will feature a roguelike Adventure mode. Gloomhaven will also be limited to single player until it fully launches sometime next year.

Asmodee also released a road map that shows about a year long stint in Early Access, with several major updates along the way, including new classes, new enemies, and new maps leading up to the full launch in 2020. The final launch (if any game can be considered ‘final’) will feature the 95-scenario campaign from the tabletop game, as well as full multiplayer co-op support.

“At Asmodee Digital we are huge fans of the original board game and we want to offer the best digital Gloomhaven experience possible,” states the press release. “That’s why the game will first start in Early Access, allowing us to fine-tune and improve the game based on players’ feedback. Working together with the community, we’re confident the digital Gloomhaven experience will do justice to the masterpiece board game we all love.”

Gloomhaven will hit Steam Early Access on July 17.

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