I don't know about you, but I know myself and kids will be heading to this movie upon it's release. Even more exciting through is that fact that River Horse and Legendary Entertainment are teaming up to make a tabletop miniatures game for it.
Pacific Rim Extinction is now up on Kickstarter, already doubling its goal.
The Kickstarter is live here, and will be fulfilled in November of this year. I also like its buy in price, with two options available.
$118,297pledged of $48,945 goal
21 days to go
Official Press Release:
River Horse and Legendary Entertainment Join Forces for Pacific Rim: Extinction, a Thrilling Tabletop Miniatures Game Full of Mammoth Action.
Miniatures Strategy Game to Launch Following the Release of
Legendary Entertainment’s Pacific Rim Uprising FilmRiver Horse (EU) Ltd. is delighted to announce a partnership with Legendary Entertainment to bring epic Jaeger vs. Kaiju action to your tabletop with an exciting miniatures game inspired by the upcoming film, Pacific Rim Uprising, in theaters on March 23rd.
Pacific Rim: Extinction is a scenario driven strategy game of city-wide destruction and chaos, capturing the spectacular conflict of the Pacific Rim universe with fantastically detailed 75mm scale miniatures of the film’s iconic Jaegers - mechanical guardians of humanity - and Kaiju - living weapons from beyond our world.
In Pacific Rim: Extinction, two or more players will be able to jump right into the action playing either a PPDC Jaeger or a monstrous Kaiju, in a quick play match of intense combat, or a more constructed battle with both Jaegers and Kaiju using all of their skills and abilities to achieve a challenging objective.
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Pacific Rim: Extinction will launch on Kickstarter on Monday March 12, before hitting retail shelves at a later date. Further details on the release of Pacific Rim: Extinction will be announced shortly.
Pacific Rim: Extinction - The biggest miniatures game you’ll ever play!
Alessio Cavatore, Manager Director at River Horse, commented:
“With Pacific Rim’s extensive lore and deep catalogue of Jaegers, Kaiju and action-packed battles fought in major cities, we couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Legendary Entertainment to bring Pacific Rim: Extinction to the tabletop.”
Jamie Kampel Legendary Entertainment, commented:
“We are delighted to be working with Alessio Cavatore and the team at River Horse to bring the Pacific Rim universe to the world in an exciting new way. River Horse has always demonstrated an ability to deliver a top-quality game while bringing passionate fans of a franchise along for a thrilling ride. We can’t wait to see all of the Jaeger v Kaiju action of Pacific Rim: Extinction in hobbyist’s hands around the globe.”
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About River Horse:
Founded in 2010 by gaming industry veteran Alessio Cavatore (Warhammer 40,000, The Lords of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, Bolt Action, Jim Hensons Labyrinth: The board game, Tails of Equestria: The storytelling game), River Horse (EU) Ltd. was originally established to self-publish games of Alessio’s design. Since then the company has expanded to providing the many companies who wanted to utilise the services of River Horse’s pool of game designers and graphic designers, producing or supporting the production of many games.
River Horse’s team includes a bunch of enthusiastic fellows with lots of experience in the fields of games design, web-based entrepreneurship and corporate licensing. As well as designing their own products, they aim to support and advise any company that can benefit from their experience and skills through consultancies, commissions, and joint-ventures.
About Legendary Entertainment:
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world's most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com