Who could have known, when they first appeared in the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four back in the early 2000s, that the Marvel Zombies would take on such an un-life of their own? Since then, the Marvel Zombies have starred in their own comic series (from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman) to most recently, an episode of What If…? Soon, they’ll even get their own animated series on Disney+.
But before all of that brain eating starts, CMON is hoping to bring a superpowered undead rampage through a new Zombicide tabletop game. And the Kickstarter project has already smashed its goal.
Here’s the official synopsis for the game:
When the zombie plague strikes, not even Earth’s mightiest heroes are safe. Marvel Zombies is a cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, based on the core mechanics of the smash hit Zombicide series, bringing non-stop zombie action to the Marvel universe. They bring the original art by comics legend Marco Checchetto to life in amazing game pieces. Each depicts the iconic Marvel characters in glorious (and often gory) detail. Fight the insatiable hunger, for heroes never die. They just change.
You’ll be able to play as zombified heroes such as Iron Man or feed off famous bystanders. (Poor Agent Coulson can’t catch a break!) Say you want to keep things traditional and non-rotting. You can also take on the role of one of the last living heroes in the Marvel Universe. Not to mention all those pesky (yet delicious) S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. But the pièce de résistance of this game? That’s the giant Galactus, Devourer of Worlds Day One expansion. You thought he had an insatiable hunger before. Now that he’s a zombified corpse.So good luck evading that cosmic appetite.
The project has already surpassed its $500,000 goal by a long shot. As of this writing, it’s already raised more than $3.5 million. So it certainly looks like we’ll see this game in the near future.