Privateer Press Revives the Monsterpocalypse
Coming this Fall – the Monsterpocalypse returns to attack the Hobby with full Kaiju vs Robot ACTION!
Privateer Press has a new “Earthshaking Annoucement” – Monsterpocalypse is returning to the tabletop:
“Today, we are pleased to announce the next big thing coming from Privateer Press: the return of Monsterpocalypse! Well, sort of—but things are a little different this time around…”
“Yes, you read that right. There are some big changes to this new vision for Monsterpocalypse, and while we loved the original version, we think we’ve definitely made some great improvements to this new edition. Whether you’re a seasoned monster-smashing veteran of the original game or are brand-new to oversized urban brawls, as long as you find the idea of giant robots duking it out with kaiju across a metropolis setting appealing, you’re going to like what we unleash later this year.”
From the Press Release, it certainly sounds like things are shaking up a bit. The original game was more of a Collectable Miniatures Game and this newer version appears to be more inline with a “Hobby” Miniatures Game – meaning you build and paint your own forces. It’s going to be less “Clix” and more “Warmachine” in that regard. In fact, the pre-painted miniatures are gone and have been replaced with “larger and more detailed” miniatures:
“For the revitalized Monsterpocalypse, we went back to the classic Factions and characters and updated their designs before producing all-new sculpts. By producing the miniatures as hobby models that you get to assemble, paint, and customize, we’re able to manufacture them in our own factory, which allows us to add a ton more detail to the figures that we weren’t able to create when the figures were in pre-painted plastic. They’re also quite a bit bigger and chunkier than the originals, which is going to make them even more fun to paint.”
At the launch of the game, there will be two factions or “Agendas” the Protectors and the Destroyers. And if you prefer Kaiju over Robots, or Robots over Kaiju, don’t worry – both factions will have their options:
“…each Agenda will contain multiple Factions that can be mixed and matched to create your own custom kaiju dream team of destruction. Stats and abilities will be on cards that come with the models, and you’ll be able to get all the dice and components you need in one of the two Agenda starters releasing this fall.”
Sweet! No random chance that you’ll get a repeat of a monster you already have or a random model that isn’t a part of your faction – we’re getting a full “Hobby Game” treatment and that is just fine with me! On top of sweet new monsters/robot models Privater Press also has some more things in store:
“And while the starters will include pop-up cardboard buildings to get your city started, a full range of buildings—just as detailed as the monsters—will follow, so you can erect your own beautiful skyline…and then knock it down as often as you like.”
A full range of Buildings to go along with it?! Heck ya! This sounds fantastic already. So just to recap:
- Monsterpocalypse is back
- Robots AND Kaiju for both factions
- Stat Cards with the models
- Non-Random starters
- Cardboard buildings to start, more terrain kits on the way
Oh and we almost forgot to mention, you’ll also be able to take some “support units” along with your big Monsters:
“Monsterpocalypse puts you in control of a giant monster (or two…or three) and a small army of units like fighter jets, UFOs, or smaller-but-no-less-ravenous monsters that support your giant monster. Played out on a gridded city map populated by skyscrapers, factories, and other urban structures, your giant monster and his buddies wage war against another monster and his buddies.”
This game has Organized Play written all over it – and that’s coming too. We know Privateer Press can make a tight rule-set and their models are pretty great, too. And with Pacific Rim 2 coming this year it’s a perfect time for Privateer Press to strike!
It’s an ‘Epic’ scale game with Giant Monsters vs Robots by Privateer Press?! Sign-me UP!