The Walking Dead: All Out War Comes to Tabletop Miniatures

TWD-zombies02-urban-cropped05-600x352The announcement was teased earlier this week, but Mantic Games has announced they’ll be bringing the entertainment juggernaut that is The Walking Dead to tabletops in the form of a miniature game. The company announced on their blog yesterday that they have obtained the license.

The license gives the company the ability to mine the comic book series for material for the game, the television series would be different.

From the blog post:

The Walking Dead: All Out War will be set in the engaging and immersive post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead comic series. Having the comic license gives us far more freedom to reproduce from all the rich and evocative artwork, and over 149 issues of the comics. This offered the biggest choice of factions and characters – in fact the widest scope possible to explore the setting and heroes. Finally the comic license also gives us direct access to the Skybound team, and insight into the world by the people who actually created it! We will bring the pages to life with fantastic models that will cry out to be painted, slick game play and it’ll all be part of an awesomely fun gaming experience.

Mantic’s goal was to find a property that people were passionate about and you didn’t need a ton of models to get folks interested in the painting/modeling aspect too. That led the company to The Walking Dead.

What stands out to me is the choice of title for the game. All Out War refers to a specific storyline that featured Rick’s group pitted against various other factions, more the living fighting the living than any versus the undead.

Some rumors of gameplay have leaked out on forums including the concept would have zombies being more of a random factor than what one side is playing, as well as ammo being limited, both sound very interesting.

The Walking Dead: All Out War will be coming to tabletops some time in 2016.

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