Over the weekend RPG makers Eden Studios went public with plans to release an all new RPG based upon Tim Seeley’s creator owned property “HACK/SLASH”. The popular comic has been growing by leaps and bounds in popularity since it was moved from its original publishers Devil’s Due to Image Comics, and beyond the break you can get all the details from the official press release. No word on whether or not you’ll have to go out and buy your girlfriends cosplay gear yet, but hey, we won’t tell on you. Read on for the skinny.
“Eden Studios announces today an agreement with Tim Seeley, creator of the HACK/SLASH™ horror comic book series, for the design, production, and distribution of the HACK/SLASH roleplaying and card games. Currently in development, the HACK/SLASH card game will be released late in 2010.
Eden Studios has a knack for making great games based on survival horror, and HACK/SLASH is a perfect fit for their line-up. Cassie Hack is the lone survivor of an attack by the vicious killer known as the Lunch Lady. HACK/SLASH chronicles the travels of Cassie and her monstrous partner Vlad as they crisscross the country, hunting down and destroying supernatural slashers before the uncanny butchers can claim more victims. The series features a perfect balance of horror and dark humor, and plots that put a fresh spin on the familiar themes and iconic characters of comics, gaming, and, of course, slasher flicks. In the HACK/SLASH card game, players take on the roles of Cassie, Vlad, and their allies as they wipe out the remarkable roster of slashers from the comic book series, from the Lunch Lady to Father Wrath to Grinface. The core design for the card game is provided by Matt Papa, while the development team includes game industry veterans M. Alexander Jurkat, Monica Valentinelli, and James Lowder, who is also the current editor for the HACK/SLASH comics series.
HACK/SLASH creator Tim Seeley will take an active role in the development of the games. “I grew up reading comics and playing RPGs,” Seeley explains, “so I’m thrilled that a company as great as Eden Studios is giving people a chance to play around in the world of HACK/SLASH. And it’s fantastic to see Cassie and Vlad on a roster alongside such stellar horror licenses as Buffy and Army of Darkness!” A prototype version of the HACK/SLASH card game will be available for demo play at the Eden Studios booth (#209), at the upcoming Gen Con Game Fair, August 5th through 8th, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.”
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