Fantasy Flight Games announces Eldritch Horror, a brand new game set in the same universe as Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, and Mansions of Madness!
In Eldritch Horror, one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators, who must work together to solve mysteries related to an Ancient One – an elder being intent on global destruction. Along the way, players will gather clues, encounter strange and mysterious circumstances, battle monsters, and embark on daring expeditions.
Eldritch Horror is a race against evil that spans the entire world. Players will travel to the world’s major cities, its most remote wildernesses, and everywhere in-between while working to prevent the impending global doom.
Every element of Eldritch Horror is designed to immerse players in its narrative theme of world-spanning horror and adventure. As the game unfolds, the narrative woven throughout each and every mechanic intensifies the pressure.
Even the components of Eldritch Horror add to the story and further immerse players in this epic, world-spanning adventure. Character sheets resemble well-worn passports. Tokens look like train and ocean liner tickets. Even the game board displays a yellowed map of the world. Every piece in Eldritch Horror works together to weave an engaging tale of a global odyssey to save civilization.
Solve Mysteries to Save the World!
Each loathsome Ancient One is shrouded in secrecy, and each comes with a unique deck of Mystery cards, which draws players ever deeper into the narrative. The tasks on these Mystery cards, along with the locations of otherworldly gates, menacing monsters, and helpful clues will shape the player’s next decisions.
Each Mystery card presents a new objective to complete, and each mystery a player solves will bring them one step nearer to preventing the destruction of the world. With clues scattered across the globe, players will find adventure no matter where they travel. Only by solving mysteries specific to the Ancient One will players be able to prevent impending doom.
Fate is a Wicked Mistress
While players must always work toward solving the strange mysteries of each Ancient One, the Mystery deck is not the challenge players will face.
Eldritch Horror includes several features designed to ensure a unique experience each and every time it’s played. Each Ancient One has dedicated decks of Mystery and Research cards, as well as a blueprint for building the Mythos deck, so players not only select an Ancient One to oppose, they’ll be selecting a completely different style of play.
Players can customize their experience even further by scaling the difficulty of the Mythos deck. Newer players may wish to stand against the Great Old Ones with less difficulty, while more experienced players may want an extra challenge. Eldritch Horror accommodates the needs of all types of players with its Mythos cards. With three levels of difficulty, players can remove the easier or more difficult Mythos cards to make the game more or less challenging when they build the Mythos deck.
Furthermore, players can choose from any of twelve investigators ready and willing to join the fray, and face the challenges of more than three hundred cards. Players will never play the same game twice!
Can’t wait to play? Find Fantasy Flight Games at Gen Con 2013, August 15–18th, at booth number 819, where they’ll be running demos of Eldritch Horror!
The mysteries of Eldritch Horror will spread to retailers everywhere in the fourth quarter of 2013. Get ready to order your copy and save our world from the impending rise of the Ancient Ones!
Game Play Style: Cooperative
Release: Fourth quarter 2013