Resident Evil Reimagined As A Card Game Care Of Namco Bandai

By Spencer . October 9, 2013 . 2:08am

re_deck_b1Resident Evil Survival Horror Deck Building Game turns Capcom’s video game series into a card game. One set includes 250 cards with Leon Kennedy, Wesker, green herbs, and zombies.


The cards can be used for story. mercenaries, and versus modes. A rule book explains how to play each of the games The 6,825 yen set also includes three dividers, two sheets with counter chips, and a storage box. Namco Bandai is taking preorders for the set which will ship in February 2014.




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  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    This is years late new record XD
    Fun friendship destroying game :-P

  • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

    Something about the term “reimagined” and the way its tossed around and used casually – more so in almost any description of a mainline game soon turned card game spinoff is that is “reimagined”

    Imagine is something creative… its something organic… something novel in a way that sparks one’s curiosity and creates that magical lightbulb above one’s head…

    Reimagined in terms of video game lingo is the opposite. It means a rehash… an attempt at quick and efficient money grabs? And almost always = card games. Yes… all those games “Reimagined”.

    Re Ima Gin Ed

  • John Diamond

    this > yugioh.

    real talk

    • Dark Zerato

      Yugioh is by far one of the best card games in the world. To begin with, those half ass card games are even not qualified as a proper card game.

      • Anon-non

        First off, Magic is better than Yugioh, and I hate Magic. And second, this game, while I do not llke, is just as proper of a card game as Yugioh. As someone who has played over 120 board games, 50+ or so are card games, this game is so much better structured, balanced and well-ruled than Yugioh.

        • John Diamond

          to be honest i was joking, i haven’t played magic. Why is this better than yu-gi-oh. (but to be honest, it shouldn’t take much to be more balanced than yu-gi-oh)

      • Pizzor

        Nah man, Weiss Schwarz and Victory Spark are the shit.

  • Seraph

    I’ve got all the cards. This game is so much fun with friends. Especially if you play using the new skill system from the Mercenaries Expansion. I highly recommend giving this game a go if you enjoy deck building games with additional elements.

    It’s also one of the card games I organize with friends every now and again along with Dominion (Another deck building game).

  • Hey! At least it’s not another Smartphone title!

  • michel

    This is a repackaging of an old product. This deck building game and its expansions have been around for years. I owned the first set (and resold it one year ago).

  • Magnalon

    I bought this a few years ago :D

  • I’d actually consider getting this. The bad thing about card/board games is that they’re expensive, it’s easy to lose pieces, and/or you can never find enough people to join in with you.

    • Anon-non

      Deckbuilders are actually cheaper than most other board games. This isn’t a collectible card game, so there’s not need to keep buying expansions unless you enjoy playing with more cards. Everything is playable straight out of the box.

    • GibbRS

      5 sets were released for Resident Evil, and I believe that’ll be all they ever release. Deck building games are nice because you can choose to add more sets or not, but everybody has the same cards available when you do play.

      Also, depending on where you live, there is a site in the US (Miniature Market) that has all 5 sets bundled together on clearance for $85. Considering the sets retailed for $40 each (except Outbreak which was $30 I believe), this is a really good deal. There are also some play mats available that are pretty cool. :)

  • Anon-non

    I’ll just say this right now. As a hardcore board-gamer, this is not the best deck-builder out there. Unless you want this for Resident Evil, you’re better off with Dominion, Core Worlds, Thunderstone Advance and Legendary.

    • GibbRS

      It depends a lot on theme. Resident Evil is very similar to Dominion, just as Tanto Cuore is. I personally find the idea of collecting weapons and leveling up my characters to take on bigger and badder enemies more interesting than building up money to buy provinces. I do like Dominion quite a bit as well, I just prefer Resident Evil. I also feel the RE card game has lots of customization, as it allows for lots of variants. I actually created a variant for the RE card game called that my friends and I prefer to play over the base rules. It kind of makes it feel more like an RE game (IMHO) and less like a dominion clone.

      Thunderstone Advance and Legendary are great games as well. Nice picks. :)

  • fairysun

    Dang, they need to make new art instead of pulling image from previous games.

  • Guest

    I already got this like 2 years ago

  • GibbRS

    It’s funny this appears to be “new” to Japan, because the game seems pretty much dead in the US. The website and forums are gone (just up and vanished one day).

    I have all 5 sets, and I absolutely love the game. It’s my favorite “deck-building” game.

    • HEZ

      I love this game too. I hope the Japanese re-release brings it back to life!

  • J_Joestar

    I remember playing this a few weeks ago, pretty fun except that i kept drawing wesker and getting rocked by him…

  • John Lawson

    Wow, this is really REALLY old news, This game kinda sucks at my local area though, everyone wants to play a broken shop without trying to make the game challenging

  • Rol

    I’m calling BS on all the “I’ve bought this set X years ago” unless your set actually IS in Japanese and has the name Biohazard on the cover.

  • k.b.a.

    Namban making a capcom game

  • HEZ

    This is already available in English but I’m glad they’re re-releasing it in Japan now… hopefully they’ll make some new sets for it then (There’s currently 5 in English).
    A really fun game with the right set-up!!!

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