A new Doom is now in the market

There aren’t many examples of video games, or to an even lesser extent, first-person shooters, that fans imagined would be transposed into the realm of tabletop gaming, but it seems as if the 2016 reboot of DOOM meets all of the right qualifications for the medium.

There aren’t many examples of video games, or to an even lesser extent, first-person shooters, that fans imagined would be transposed into the realm of tabletop gaming, but it seems as if the 2016 reboot of DOOM meets all of the right qualifications for the medium. As it happens, the company Fantasy Flight Games recently announced that it would be manufacturing and releasing “an asymmetrical board game of tactical combat” based on the id Software-developed DOOM.

According to Fantasy Flight Games, DOOM: The Board Game is slated for release sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. The tabletop title allows two to four players to take part, giving them the choice of suiting up for the role of UAC Marines, who are tasked with completing a series of missions with unique maps and objectives, while another player controls Hell’s legion of Cacodemons, Revenants, and Cyberdemon bosses with the more direct goal of killing the would-be Doomguys.

Apparently, DOOM: The Board Game‘s mechanics have some similarities with Fantasy Flight Games’ tabletop title based on the franchise that was put out in 2004, but the publisher has assured fans that the forthcoming release is “almost entirely new.” When describing its intent behind the creation of DOOM: The Board Game, the company said, “It is designed to capture the feel of the video game’s most recent incarnation, complete with fast-paced action, aggressive combat, relentless suspense, and even Glory Kills that allow marines to swiftly execute wounded demons and recover damage at the same time.”

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