Apr 21, 2007

Capcom digitizes Talisman

Talisman, the classic fantasy board game by Games Workshop scheduled for revival anytime now, will soon be sneaking into the video gaming realm, most probably disguised as an action-RPG / board game hybrid. The game, under development by Big Rooster Studios with the help of the Black Industries and set to be released by Capcom sometime towards the end of 2007, will offer both off-line (!) and on-line multiplayer gaming, 25 unique characters, (allegedly) detailed 3D graphics, an accordingly elaborate virtual game board and lots of voice chat options. Oh, and some -hopefully free- downloadable expansions have already been promised.

Talisman shall be brought, according to the prophecies, to the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC platforms. Or to quote the latest words of the seer:
Black Industries are pleased to announce that Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, have been given a license to produce a digitally downloadable version of Talisman. The game takes place in a fantasy realm and is based very closely on the board game through a 3D representation of the map with animated productions. Players scour dungeons, attack other creatures, cast effects-laden spells and use magical items and weapons to enhance their actions. Talisman will be rolling its way onto Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3 Network and PC this winter, to complement the highly anticipated launch of the board game in October 2007.
As for the tormented souls with a strong memory, this forthcoming Talisman version has absolutely nothing to do with the cancelled Talisman PC game Random Games were developing for Games Workshop. What do you mean you've never heard of it? Well, happily, there's the following YouTube video to prove its existence:

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  1. an online board game, whatever will they think of next....

    (spends an hour figuring out how'll they'll throw dice.....)


  2. Amazing indeed. Dice. Wow. Digital dice.

  3. talisman is all about crushing the guy sitting across from you. it may not be the same on a pc.

  4. Sure got a point there, but it will surely sport quite a few multiplayer options.

  5. Digital dice is no big deal. It's how games like KOTOR work, even final fantasy games

  6. Definitely got a point. Especially on the KOTOR front anonymous. Can't say I'm too fond of FF though...