The first season of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles debuted last year collecting 4.4 million dollars on Kickstarter. As soon as the boxes started getting shipped to backers, Monolith has launched a new campaign for a “second season” of the board game.
Anyone interested in a whole set of new adventures in the DC universe?
Welcome to Gotham City
Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is an asymmetric game for 2-4 players. One person becomes the villain and the leader of all criminals from the streets of Gotham. Other players control heroes that have to bring peace in this evil filled city together.
Gameplay consists of completing missions filled with action, each of them allowing for tons of fierce duels between the forces of “good” and “evil”. Everything’s supposed to feel dynamic, engaging and full of emotions. And we can almost surely assume, that it’s true as the average BGG score stays as high as 8.5/10. Even if that’s mostly thanks to the atmosphere, is it really bad?
Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is a perfect suggestion for fans of: the Dark Knight himself, the entire DC universe, and superhero stories in general. Just take a look at the photos. Can any fan of these comics be unhappy with all of that?
Second season expands the setting known from the initial game. We get 9 whole new missions. That might not sound like much, considering that the first season had 42 of them, but some of the S2 heroes can be used in S1 missions. That allows approaching these from a completely new perspective.
Additionally: new characters vastly expand the gameplay of the Versus mode, which also got 10 new missions added to the pool.
Season 2 consists of 5 main expansions: Suicide Squad (Deadshot, Deathstroke, King Shark and more), League of Assassins (Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul and more), Batman Inc., new maps expansion and a 5th player expansion. There are also 3 add-ons available: Poison Ivy New 52, Batman New 52 and Prof. Pyg’s Gang.
That’s not the end as there are also 24 characters that can be bought separately or as an entire set. Most of them are playable in at least 1 season one mission and all of them can be used in the Versus mode. This group includes characters such as: 2 new versions of Batman, Mr. Freeze, Carmine Falcone or Catwoman.
Big expansions are priced at €26, new maps go for €14 and the 5th player expansion for €9. Add-ons cost €14 and each playable character – €6.5 or €11 (as some chars include more than one miniature). Everything that Season 2 has to offer can be yours in a single pledge of €282.
The campaign also lets you buy all the content from Season 1. The core box goes for €130 and the “All-in Season 1” pledge for €295. If you want to get into the world of Batman and get every single product that both campaigns offered, the pledge is priced at €577.
The games are supposed to ship in May 2020. The campaign has collected over a million US dollars and it’s worth mentioning that there are no stretch goals. You can back the game until June 18th.