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Dark Souls Board Game Kickstarter Breaks $1 Million In 24 Hours

by Jeff Marchiafava on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Turns out gamers really want to play a Dark Souls board game. Announced earlier this month, the Kickstarter project from tabletop game creator Steamforged has already passed $1 million in pledges in just the first day of its campaign.

Steamforged has translated the punishing action RPG series into a 1-4 player strategy board game, complete with an assortment of cards, color-coded dice, and awesome-looking mini figures. However, getting your hands on a copy of the game won't be cheap: The main pledge tier will set players back about $113, plus shipping. Over 9,000 fans have already reserved their copy, but seeing as how this is only the first day of the Kickstarter campaign, you have until May 16 to submit your pledge if you're interested.

Coincidentally – or perhaps not – Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is a big fan of board games as well. During our Dark Souls III cover story trip, Miyazaki told us he would love to create a Dark Souls board game or card game – so much so that he has been banned from working on one. "...If I were to take part in such project such as card games or tabletop RPGs, this would be the only thing I would work on, and I have been specifically ordered by our previous president to not work on this until I have retired," Miyazaki told us. "I would definitely like to see the Dark Souls IP on different media such as board games, etc. I will probably not be involved in the process, but I personally like having the IP expand to other media and look forward to unique ideas going forward."

Something tells us Miyazaki will be among the first to get a copy. Fans can learn more about the game by clicking on the link below.

[Source: Kickstarter]