Mega Man Board Game Up For Pre-Order Now

By Ishaan . February 20, 2014 . 8:30am

 

The Mega Man board game developed by Jasco Games is available for pre-order now, the publisher has announced.

 

The game was crowdfunded via Kickstarter with the consent of Mega Man owner Capcom, and reached over $400,000 in contributions, despite asking for the low sum of $70,000.

 

The Mega Man board game is scheduled for release in October. You can pre-order the game for $79.99 in the United States. Shipping to Canada and Mexico will require an extra $15. Pre-orders are up on the developer’s site.


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  • mike

    pretty lame honestly

  • Strain42

    As an avid board game player…this does not seem like it should be $80. I know board games can be a bit expensive, but eighty bucks is pretty steep. I think I’ll be passing. Which is a shame, I’d love to pick up a new game for my game group.

    • http://yaminoseigi.blogspot.com/ Yami no Seigi

      well i guess it it because they are using well known trademarks which are not from the west originally. Wonder how the boardgame turns out if FFG made them instead?

    • ndjn3979

      No board game is worth $50, let alone $80.

      • Strain42

        I disagree. We live in a world where most major video game titles are $60. If a board game is good, fun, and has good replay value, I see no reason why it shouldn’t be priced as such. I admit I don’t like to pay $50 or more for a game, but the few times I have they’ve been well worth the money.

      • LunarKnite

        Video games are $60 because you’re essentially paying for all the employees working on that game. Very little is actually from manufacturing. Now compare that to board games. The industry’s profit margin is much thinner, meaning the main costs of a board game is the manufacturing, the production, shipping. These board games aren’t less than a pound to ship, no, the expensive ones are large boxes that can weigh up to 5 pounds. They also contain dozens, if not hundreds, of pieces, plastic, wooden, sometimes metal.

        I love my video games, but as someone who enjoys board games, it’s an ignorant and rude statement to think board games aren’t worth the same as video games.

    • LunarKnite

      If you’re an avid board gamer, you should know that many of the big box board games retail for $60-$100. Considering that this game has around two dozen miniatures or more (I don’t know if it’ll include bonuses), that’s definitely the bulk of the price.

    • Pizzor

      $80 is completely reasonable. Arkham Horror is around $80 and it doesn’t even have any miniatures with it, let alone cloloured ones. I’ve spent a hell of a lot more on board games before.

  • Abysswalker90

    For a moment there I thought the game is 400,000$. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

  • SlickRoach

    I honestly nearly forgot Mega Man still existed until I read this article. Doesn’t really feel like he’s been getting the mascot treatment much lately.

    • Just Tim

      In my case, I am still waiting whether Capcom will switch its mascot from Classic Megaman to Nemesis, given the non-Japanese (read: American) obsession with zombies, as shown in its films, video games, literature, and pop culture references.

      Otherwise, I’m glad Capcom is growing up from the whole Megaman debacle of the Early 2010s.

      • Godman

        DO WANT!!!

  • konsama

    Obv Capcom is waiting for the exact moment to shut this down when it’s nearly over.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    Hey, neat! A Mega Man board game! This could be kind of fu—80 dollars!? No deal.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    The closest we will ever come to a new Mega Man game (besides Mighty No. 9).

  • The Watcher

    $79.99 for a board game? Yeah right.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Maybe I’d buy it if it wasn’t a 1 vs 4 game. Best videogame board game I played was Pokémon Master Quest (though it used anime art) and it was about making everyone the mc.

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