The classic Games Workshop fantasy boardgameTalisman, for which countless gamers are quite willing to shell out for each new edition, is headed for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PCs. From the Capcom announcement (also copied below), it looks like additional adventure cards, characters, and alternate endings (achieved by cards in the original boardgame) will be offered as downloadable extras. I still say GW nailed Talisman with the second edition way back in 1985 (and ebay prices seem to agree). However, if uninitiated gamers of the electronic era can get a taste of the “magical quest” boardgame that so many game designers still try to imitate, I’m all for it. The Capcom version is scheduled for a Winter ’07 release. As for the completists out there, or the curious newbies, GW has 4th edition slated for release this October, guys.
Capcom announcement text follows:
Talisman For XBLA, PSN & PC Factsheet
Release Date: Winter 2007
Genre: Action RPG
Platform: Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PLAYSTATION®Network, PC
Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Developer: Big Rooster
Based on Games Workshop’s classic board game, Talisman is the quintessential fantasy hybrid board/role-playing game for up to four players, either online or offline. The game takes place in a fantasy realm and is based very closely on the board game through a 3D representation of the map with animated movements and in-game events. Characters are fully animated as they walk about the board, attack other creatures, cast beautiful effect-laden spells and use objects to enhance their actions. Talisman will be rolling its way onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PLAYSTATION®Network and PC this winter. The highly anticipated 4th Edition of the board game is due for release from Games Workshop”s Black Industries imprint in October 2007.
– Electronic board game with 3D characters and environments
– 1 – 4 players offline and online multiplayer
– Dynamic camera angles adjust to each active player
– Up to 25 characters from the Talisman franchise
– Unique features for each character including strength and magical abilities
– Voice chat options
– Downloadable game expansions including character updates, adventure card updates and alternate endings
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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