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Friday, December 20, 2019

Gloomhaven’s Forest Update Launches and The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition Drops on Steam

Great Deals for Both Games, Along with a Large Selection of Titles Including Recent Releases and Acclaimed Bestsellers, During Steam’s Winter Sales. Gloomhaven’s Forest Update Launches and The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition Drops on Steam Asmodee Digital, a leader in video game entertainment inspired by board games, is proud to announce a major update for Gloomhaven, and the launch of The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition on Steam, all part of the exceptional deals available during Steam’s Winter Sales.

“2019 was a great year for us, including the successful start of Gloomhaven’s Early Access on Steam, major board game digital adaptations such as The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card GameTM and well-received updates to existing games such as Terraforming Mars and Scythe: Digital Edition.

We leverage our board game DNA, combined with our specific digital expertise to immerse players into amazing stories. Combining the two most thriving categories of entertainment, board and video games, our titles are intellectually rewarding, driven by player choices and set in awe-inspiring universes. Because we love to play, craft and publish these kinds of games, we aim to get more and more people onboard our passion.

This is why, to celebrate the end of the year, we offer great deals on a large selection of titles including recent releases and acclaimed bestsellers. New players as well as veterans can thus discover new strategic experiences during the holidays!” said Pierre Ortolan, CEO of Asmodee Digital.

Gloomhaven: explore the Forest for a whole new experience.

Mercenaries willing to explore uncharted territories will face a whole new biome with multiple environments inhabited by seven new primitive beasts (and their elite variants) and the home of a dreadful new boss. The Forest major update, available now for all players of Gloomhaven’s Early Access on Steam, is a new major step allowing players to gradually discover the lore, opponents, mechanics and challenges that the original board game is acclaimed for.

Thanks to the community’s feedback, we also have included several UI improvements, new abilities for existing mercenaries and incremental bug fixes. At Asmodee Digital we are huge fans of the original board game and are striving to offer the best digital Gloomhaven experience possible. To this end, the game has first started in Early Access, allowing our team to fine-tune and improve the game based on players’ feedback. Working together with the community, the team is confident the digital Gloomhaven experience will do justice to the masterpiece board game we all love. The team is aware that this is just the beginning of a journey, hand in hand with the Gloomhaven community, and not the final product.

As a board game, Gloomhaven has raised $4.4 million on Kickstarter thanks to more than 45,000 backers. Designed by Isaac Childres, the Gloomhaven board game has been acclaimed by both players and critics alike, achieving the all-time highest rating on BoardGameGeek and winning six Golden Geek awards, including “Board Game of the Year” in 2017.

The digital adaptation, developed by Flaming Fowl Studios, allows players to play as a squad of two to four mercenaries, in a world of darkness and trials. Its legendary unforgiving difficulty rewards only the sharpest strategic minds. Currently in Early Access on Steam (PC), Gloomhaven brings the lore, game mechanics and identity of the beloved board game into the digital era, leveraging all the benefits of the PC platform.

During the Early Access, we’ll keep releasing content, features and fixes on a regular basis, fine-tuning and enriching the Gloomhaven experience. Our aim is to include all the original board game mercenaries’ roster, along with enemies and bosses, items, and the multiplayer Co-op mode before the full release. The final game will also include the original board game campaign.

The Forest update highlights:
• A whole new experience when exploring new environments and facing new challenges.
• 7 new enemies, and their Elite variants (Vermling Scout, Vermling Shaman, Inox Guard, Inox Shaman, Inox Archer, Hound, Forest Imp).
• A new boss (Inox Bodyguard).

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition adds new content and a new game mode for the ultimate strategic & narrative experience ever.

The first adventure card game set in the quintessential fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition lets players face epic challenges during solo and cooperative adventures. Developed by Fantasy Flight Interactive, the game is inspired by the cooperative Living Card Game®, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. Combining a strong immersive narrative experience with rich deck-building strategies, the game will put players’ skills to the test.

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition includes Campaign 2: The Shadow’s Fall along with new content such as the latest Campaign 3: The Witch-king's Grasp and the all-new game mode, The Mirror of Galadriel. Players not only get an entirely new narrative experience with the new Campaign, they also benefit at the same time from a robust new random mode.

To thank all of our community for their support, especially during the Steam Early Access, all current Steam players will get access to The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition for free. Their current game will be upgraded to the Definitive Edition, via Steam’s automatic updates, offering them the latest Campaign 3: The Witch-king's Grasp and the all-new game mode, The Mirror of Galadriel, for free.

New players will be able to purchase The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition, available now on Steam with a 25% discount during Steam’s Winter Sales (PC & Mac, 14,99 € / $14.99 during the Sales, 19,99 € / $19.99 afterwards). The Definitive edition will be available on consoles in early 2020.

Campaign 3: The Witch-king's Grasp is set in a location not yet explored within the game, Eriador. This is our biggest Campaign yet, with new Minions, Villains, Objectives, Hazards, and Locations. With the new Campaign, you'll also receive 4 new Heroes along with 4 brand new cards each, with which to build decks.

The Witch-king's Grasp features 27 brand new Locations for your fellowship to visit. You'll see famous locales from The Lord of the Rings as well as new locations as you uncover a dark plot that stirs the dark hearts of evil men who dwell in the Shadows of Eriador.

We will also introduce new mechanics to the game that will force players to rethink some of their deck setups to overcome the difficulties they face. There are 5 new Quest Reward cards, 10 new avatars, and 4 new Hero Challenge cards for you to earn along the way.

The Mirror of Galadriel is an all-new game mode that challenges players to a single randomly-generated Encounter where you can play alone or with a friend against a random setup of Minions and Villains drawn from across all our releases.

This is a fast-play mode consisting of a single Location, where players must first defeat a wave of Minions before confronting a final Villain. Each time you play, you'll be confronted with a different challenge, making the mode highly replayable. We can also expand this mode by adding new content with each new release we make. We hope you enjoy this brand new way to play—as you never know quite what you'll face in the mirror’s reflection.

Asmodee Digital highlights for Steam’s Winter Sales.

Gloomhaven, the digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game, combines Tactical-RPG and dungeon-crawling. Developed by Flaming Fowl Studios, the game allows players to control a squad of two to four mercenaries, in a world of darkness and trials. Its legendary unforgiving difficulty rewards only the sharpest strategic minds. Bringing the lore, game mechanics and identity of the beloved board game into the digital era, Gloomhaven is currently in Early Access on Steam (PC), and available with a 25% discount during Steam’s Winter Sales (18,74 € / $18.74).

Scythe: Digital Edition transports players to an alternate reality set in Eastern Europa in the 1920s, following the First World War. The strategy turn-based 4X title, featuring stunning retro-futuristic visuals from Jakub Różalski, takes place during a time of unrest, the capitalistic city-state known as “The Factory,” which fueled the war with heavy armory, having closed its doors, drawing attention from nearby countries. The first expansion, Invaders From Afar, includes challenges, factions and player mats, adding a whole new layer of strategy to the digital adaptation of the hugely popular 2016 board game. The base game and its expansion are available with a 60% and a 40% discount respectively (7,99 € /$7.99 and 5,99€ / $5.99).

The Lord of the RingsTM: Adventure Card Game - Definitive Edition, developed by Fantasy Flight Interactive, includes Campaign 2: The Shadow’s Fall along with new content such as the latest Campaign 3: The Witch-king's Grasp and the all-new game mode, The Mirror of Galadriel. Players not only get an entirely new narrative experience with the new Campaign, they also benefit at the same time from a robust new random mode. New players will be able to purchase The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card GameTM - Definitive Edition, available now on Steam with a 25% discount during Steam’s Winter Sales (PC & Mac, 14,99 € / $14.99).

Major deals, up to 75%, are available for a large selection of titles, including recent releases and acclaimed bestsellers.