A board game spin-off of the animated series “Batman: The Animated Series” with the addition “Shadow of the Bat” is the result of a cooperation between IDW Games, Warner Bros. and DC. The highlight: The title supports the “Adventures Universal Game System” and is therefore also compatible with other AUGS games. The miniatures game is to be financed from February 18 through a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter. 


The new Batman miniatures game from IDW Games will be launched as a crowdfunding campaign as early as next month. The miniatures board game will be playable both cooperatively and competitively and will be a spin-off of the Batman animation series. IDW Games was already responsible for other licensed games, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures and currently the adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game.

Not the first Batman board game

In any case, IDW Games has experience with Batman board games. The publisher was previously responsible for the miniature game "Batman: The Animated Series - Gotham under Siege", which was aimed at one to five players and based on a completely cooperative concept.

In the miniature game “Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat”, players slip into the roles of heroes like Batman, Batgirl or Catwomen - each with different skills.

The style is based on the popular animation series. Image: IDW Publishing

The style is based on the popular animation series. Image: IDW Publishing

In a total of 24 missions - all based on the animated film template - players then encounter iconic villains such as Two Face, Joker or Harley Quinn. The highlight: The part of the villain can also be taken over by a human player. Optionally, “Shadow of the Bat” can be played in a cooperative or competitive mode, like other titles in the framework of IDW's Adventures Universal Game System (AUGS).

With the start of the campaign for “Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat” as crowdfunding, the Arkham Asylum expansion will also be launched. This offers 13 more missions and with “Clayface” a new game mode. The “Clayface” is a shape shifter, but it can reveal its true identity at any time - it is therefore a traitor mechanic. In keeping with the setting of Arkham Asylum, characters like Killer Croc or Poisin Ivy come into play. Additional character packs give players access to more iconic heroes.

“Batman: The Animated Series Adventures - Shadow of the Bat” starts on February 18th as crowdfunding. More information about the digital demo is available at IDWGames.com/BTASDemo.

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