Epic Duels is back...kind of!
Restoration Games Announces Unmatched Game Line, Mondo Partnership Extended line to include legendary heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and other licensed sets. Reno, NV – March 11, 2019.
Today, Restoration Games announced they are “teaming up” with Mondo Games to develop an ongoing line of tactical combat games, called Unmatched. In keeping with their company mission, the game is restored from 2002’s Star Wars: Epic Duels, the predecessor to Heroscape. Attendees at the GAMA Trade Show will have a chance to demo the game at a special event on Thursday, March 14th, at 2:00 PM PDT in the Sierra Penthouse Suite at the Peppermill Resort.
Unmatched pits two or four players against each other, with each player taking the role of their own hero. Each hero is represented by a unique ability and a custom deck of action cards, and each set comes with a double-sided board with different battlefields. The first two sets in the line are Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 and the eponymous Robin Hood vs. Big Foot. The Battle of Legends set includes King Arthur, Alice, Medusa, and Sinbad. Heroes from any set can be played against each other, making for surprising and exciting matchups and tons of replayability.
“We set out to make a simple, fast-paced skirmish game that rewards you for repeat play,” said J.R. Honeycutt, the lead line developer. “Asymmetry is core to Unmatched. No two heroes, decks, or maps are the same. Heroes have special abilities that fit their mythos, and sidekicks that support them. Each game of Unmatched unfolds uniquely, so you'll learn something new every time you take your favorite hero to battle. You'll make important choices as you fight: Should you step back and regroup, or press the advantage and attack?”
Restoration and Mondo Games will release several licensed versions of Unmatched set within the master game system. The initial wave includes both a Bruce Lee solo pack and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer set, slated to release later this year Luke Byers, Creative Director of Mondo Games, says, “Mondo Games focuses heavily on fostering collaborative partnerships. This year, we couldn't be more excited to announce the partnership with Restoration Games. With both of our companies desiring to create gaming experiences that are unique, accessible, and beautiful, we found the perfect equilibrium between all the talents our two teams offer.”
The game features striking art by Oliver Barrett and groundbreaking graphic design by the team of Lindsay Daviau, Jay Shaw, and Jason Taylor. The line continues in 2020 with Cobble & Fog, featuring heroes of Victorian literature: Sherlock Holmes, the Invisible Man, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. Additional unannounced sets are already in the works.
Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 and Robin Hood vs. Big Foot will debut at Gen Con this year, with an MSRP of $39.95 for the four-pack and $24.95 for the two-pack. The Bruce Lee pack is a limited edition production; availability details will be announced in the coming months.