Attack on Titan has already found success as a manga, anime and video game series. Now it's getting ready to take over the world of board games.
Cryptozoic Entertainment and Don't Panic Games recently announced that they have acquired the license to transform the franchise into a board game. Antoine Bauza (7 Wonders, Hanabi) and Ludovic Maublanc (Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, SOS Titanic) will design the game, which will involve one player taking on the role of a Titan while the other players play as the humans trying to take him down.
The game board itself will look pretty different than what you may have seen before. Instead of a flat, horizontal board, it will be vertical and resemble the Titan, looking more like a figurine than an actual game board. The hero pieces will climb up the Titan in an effort to defeat him. Attendees of last week's Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Japan Expo in Paris played prototypes of the game, which you can see photos of over at Comic Book Resources.
Attack on Titan chronicles Eren Jaeger's adventures as he tries to destroy the man-eating giants called Titans that have taken over the world. The franchise includes manga, of which there are 50 million copies in print as of November 2014, an anime series, eight video games and two anime films.
This news comes just weeks before not one but two Attack on Titan full-length, live-action feature films are due in Japanese theaters this August and September. A live-action TV series will follow the two film premieres.
The Attack on Titan board game is slated for an international release in 2016.