Date of Release: Friday 5 August 2022 - 13:02
کد خبر : 20189

Heroscape is Making a Comeback

Heroscape is Making a Comeback

Hasbro and Avalon Hill Games announce the new Age of Annihilation expansion pack for the long-dormant cult classic tabletop title Heroscape. While much of the tabletop gaming community is currently focused on the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie, there have been a few interesting updates from Hasbro and Avalon Hill to which fans may want to pay attention.

Hasbro and Avalon Hill Games announce the new Age of Annihilation expansion pack for the long-dormant cult classic tabletop title Heroscape.

While much of the tabletop gaming community is currently focused on the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie, there have been a few interesting updates from Hasbro and Avalon Hill to which fans may want to pay attention. Debuted and distributed by Milton Bradley in 2004, Heroscape was a sort of scaled-down take on wargaming that appealed particularly to younger audiences. Discontinued in 2010, it was recently announced that Heroscape will return in the near future with the Heroscape: Age of Annihilation expansion.

Heroscape’s main draw was its customizable hexagonal boards. Sets came with sheets of plastic hexagonal tiles which could be snapped together and stacked to form custom battlegrounds. It also featured a mish-mash of heroes of various fantastical backgrounds joined together in loose alliances, all of whom fulfill differing combat roles and add quite a bit of variety to the game. In a sense, Heroscape somewhat emulated more involved games such as Warhammer 40K and its many factions and locations.

Unfortunately, aside from the fact that more content is forthcoming, there isn’t much info about Heroscape: Age of Annihilation at the moment. That said, it has been confirmed that the game’s new minifigures will be unpainted, which may well be to the chagrin of tabletop gamers who aren’t fans of the arts-and-crafts aspect of the hobby. Still, after spending more than a decade completely defunct, the return of Heroscape in any form should be cause for celebration among both old-school fans and newcomers alike.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the only long-dormant tabletop game to have been revived by Hasbro in recent years. As a result of crowdfunding efforts orchestrated through Hasbro Pulse, the 1989 classic HeroQuest made a triumphant return in 2021. Much like Heroscape, Milton Bradley’s HeroQuest was a simplistic title that was chiefly meant to introduce younger players to the basics of role-playing games. Of course, as is also the case with Heroscape, the game’s relative simplicity shouldn’t stop veterans from enjoying these once out-of-print classics.

Hasbro’s renewed interest in the hot ticket items of yesteryear doesn’t pertain only to tabletop games, either. In 2021, Hasbro re-released Star Wars figures that were created to coincide with the debut of the now-obscure 1985 cartoon series Droids. It also issued a new Ghostbusters toy line that drew heavily from the original lineup of merchandise released alongside the 1984 original movie. It’s impossible to say what might be next for Hasbro, but there’s plenty of reason to be excited about the future of tabletop gaming should this trend continue.

Source: gamerant

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