The Final Of Us Is Getting A Board Recreation And It Appears Fairly Cool

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The box of the upcoming Last of Us board game sits in front of some dice.

Picture: Sony / Themeborn / Kotaku

It’s 2022 and we don’t imagine in media being self-contained to a selected medium. Enter The Final of Us: Escape The Darkish, an upcoming board recreation from UK-based tabletop recreation studio Themeborn. It’s currently on Kickstarter (as most pre-release board video games are lately) and has now cleared its purpose (and remains to be climbing).

The Final of Us: Escape the Darkish was revealed last week, forward of the Kickstarter which went dwell as we speak. The sport takes TLoU’s world and lore and molds it into the type of Themeborn’s Escape the Darkish board video games, beforehand seen in Escape the Darkish: Darkish Sector (no, that’s not primarily based on the 2008 Digital Extremes recreation of the identical title) and Escape the Darkish Citadel. TLoU’s board-game remedy consists of solo and co-op play set on an “open world map” illustrated with some moody black-and-white artwork types. Primarily based on what’s previewed through the Kickstarter, the sport will function board recreation staples: playing cards, cube, tokens. The collector’s version incorporates 3D tokens of Joel and Ellie, in addition to many others anticipated to be revealed as the sport clears its stretch objectives.

Within the Kickstarter video, Themeborn describes the TLoU board recreation adaptation as a “new evolution of the Escape the Darkish engine.” The premise appears becoming for the franchise: You’ll tackle the function of some survivors seeking to, um, survive within the franchise’s harmful, post-apocalyptic setting. The board recreation simulates an open world via cube and what appears like playing cards that point out areas, gadgets, and extra.

The cordyceps an infection appears to be a continuing presence within the recreation as properly, claiming numerous areas and complicating the trail ahead for gamers. “Puzzles, traps, and challenges” in addition to crafting all appear to play a significant function within the recreation. However that’s not all. The sport can also be simulating what they name “hang-ups,” numerous emotional types of misery completely suited to the terrible emotional states of the sport’s characters.

A picture of a card in The Last of Us board game shows Joel's emotional status.

Picture: Sony / Themeborn / Kotaku

The estimated supply of the sport is slated for the top of 2023. So we’ll hopefully be via this pandemic in time to play faux in one other one.

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