IDW Games’ Backer Kit Promotion Launches Today
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2020) – IDW Games, in partnership with CMON Limited, is announcing today the launch of a Backer Kit preorder campaign for Arcadia Quest: Usagi Yojimbo Hero Pack, an expansion to the popular adventure board game that incorporates characters from Stan Sakai’s beloved comic book, Usagi Yojimbo! The campaign will run from today through August 14th.
Wandering the world on a musha shugyõ (warrior’s pilgrimage) has brought Miyamoto Usagi across many bizarre situations, but none so strange as the dangers regularly encountered in the fabled city of Arcadia! Reunited with his companions, the rhino bounty hunter Gen and vixen thief Kitsune, Usagi must rescue the city from the vile Lord Fang and his monstrous forces.
“Wonderfully fun character designs in a wildly exciting adventure — I can’t wait to play it!” says Sakai.
The Usagi Yojimbo Hero Pack includes a Miniature Model and Character Card for each of the Usagi Yojimbo characters: Miyamoto Usagi, Murakami Gennosuke, and Kitsune. In Arcadia Quest gameplay, this assemblage of anthropomorphic Heroes forms a Guild, employed by a single player to compete against both monsters and opposing players for ultimate victory!
The iconic Usagi Yojimbo characters are designed in the chibi-style, perfectly matching the aesthetic of the Arcadia Quest game.
“CMON is honored to bring Stan Sakai’s iconic Usagi Yojimbo into the world of Arcadia Quest in our first-ever licensed character pack for the game,” says CMON’s Geoff Skinner, VP of Licensing. “Working closely with Stan and IDW was a dream, and we can’t wait to hear about all of Yojimbo’s Arcadian adventures from tabletops of fans!”
For the latest information on the Backer Kit preorder campaign, please visit the campaign page at https://arcadiaquestusagiyojimbo.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders.
About IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing (IDWP), a subsidiary of IDW Media Holdings Inc. (OTC PINK: IDWM), is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games. IDWP is one of the top four publishers of comic books and graphic novels in the U.S. with a library of world-renowned licensed content and original series. IDWP’s critically-acclaimed imprints include Top Shelf Productions, Artist’s Editions, EuroComics, The Library of American Comics, Sunday Press, and Yoe! Books.
CMON Limited is an international publisher and designer of board games, tabletop games and card games. Beginning from small hobbyist roots, CMON Limited has grown into a multinational group that publishes multiple award-winning games, including Zombicide™, Death May Die™, Arcadia Quest™, Rising Sun™, Blood Rage™, The World of Smog™, Marvel United™ and many more. Known in the hobby industry for working with the top game designers, artists, and sculptors in the world, CMON Limited has built an impressive portfolio of both original, best-selling IPs, as well as licensed material. In addition to having worldwide retail distribution, CMON is also the #1 fundraising company of any type on Kickstarter, having raised over $63 million on the platform since the debut of Zombicide in 2012.
About Usagi Yojimbo
Written and illustrated by Stan Sakai for over thirty years and published in over fourteen countries, Usagi Yojimbo is set in a unique world based on 17th century Japan. Miyamoto Usagi, who once served as the personal bodyguard for a Japanese warlord, now traverses this unique world – a landscape populated by ghosts, dinosaurs, monsters, and warriors of all kinds – as a ronin. In his many exciting adventures, the swordsrabbit hones his skills, saves villages, and often finds himself navigating the delicate affairs of national/political significance.