While Modiphius isn’t a well-known publisher in the US, they are making waves. Their Mutant Chronicles and Achtung! Cthulhu RPGs have gathered quite a following though. They made huge waves with their Siege of the Citadel Kickstarter. Now they have entered a partnership with Fantasy Flight Games to co-publish Siege of the Citadel.
Today Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity, and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, and Cabinet Entertainment (Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Mutant Chronicles, Mutant: Year Zero, Kult) announced a new partnership with Fantasy Flight Games for the global publishing, retail distribution, localization, and translation of the Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel miniatures board game.
In a joint statement issued by Fredrik Malmberg, president and CEO of Cabinet Entertainment and Chris Birch, publishing director of Modiphius Entertainment, “FFG’s global reach is unsurpassed in the hobby game industry and their expertise allows us the opportunity to focus on the game‘s design and development. We‘re thrilled to be working with them to bring Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel to friendly local game shops everywhere.”
Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel has currently raised more than $320,000 in a highly successful Kickstarter campaign with more than 2480 backers and three days to go. The retail version of Siege of the Citadel will be released worldwide after the delivery of the Kickstarter rewards, which are due to be shipped Q4 2017.
Siege of the Citadel, originally designed by Richard Borg and published by Target Games and Pressman Toys in the 1990s, was one of the first games of its kind to offer character development and the unique rotating Dark Legion player, among other groundbreaking ideas. Conceived by Sweden‘s gaming powerhouse Target Games, Siege of the Citadelwas advertised on television in the US and hundreds of gamers still own much loved copies across the world. This new edition reboots the classic game with balanced and updated rules, 40 new sculpted minis, new double-sided tiles, new creatures, and an A-List design team of Richard Borg, Eric M. Lang and Kevin Wilson.
For more information, visit the Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel Kickstarter campaign, running now through 16:00 British Standard Time, October 8, 2016.
I’m happy to see that the retail version of Siege of the Citadel will have strong distribution behind it. This should definitely be a win for both companies. Be sure to check out all of our coverage of Siege of the Citadel, including our Q&A.