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A BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Tabletop Game is Coming Our Way

A BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Tabletop Game is Coming Our Way

It’s a really good time to be a fan of tabletop games tied to specific nerd titles. Not only can you play a game based on John Carpenter’s The Thing and pre-order the fabulous new game based on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, but now IDW Games (we heard via io9) is giving you and your friends the opportunity to protect Gotham City from all manner of crime, in the style of the pound-for-pound best superhero cartoon series ever made, Batman: The Animated Series.

Gotham Under Siege is for 1-5 players to cooperatively take on the mantle of one of Gotham’s saviors, both vigilante and police, to fight Gotham’s colorful rogues’ gallery of ne’er-do-wells, psychos, and reprobates. You can choose to play as Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman, or the combined might of Commissioner Gordon and Officer Renee Montoya.

The game, designed by Richard Launius and Michael Guigliano, has player “use dice allocation and threat management to defend the city against henchmen and bosses, and fight to save the city from being destroyed.” A very noble goal, and one that’s not gonna take all night. They say each game will take between 45-60 minutes to complete, meaning you and your friends could get several rounds in in an evening. And, you read the above correct, you can play by yourself if you want to.

The game features all new artwork in the distinctive Bruce Timm style, character miniatures, 3D city buildings, and more. They also promise this will be just the beginning, with subsequent releases with new villains and settings. We were already stoked to play the “Almost Got ‘Im” game a few years ago, and now this might be the TAS game we truly deserve.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege will be released in August.

Images: IDW Games

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. He’s written the animation retrospectives Batman: Reanimated, X-Men: Reanimated, Cowboy Rebop, and Samurai reJacked. Follow him on Twitter!

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