Restoration Games are partnering with Mondo Games on Unmatched, a line of tactical combat games. The games will reimplement Star Wars: Epic Duels, the predecessor to Heroscape. The company will present the game Thursday at the GAMA Trade Show in Reno, with the games scheduled to be available at Gen Con.
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. Heroes from any set can be played against each other, making for a variety of matchups.
The first two sets in the line are Battle of Legends, Vol. 1 and Robin Hood vs. Big Foot. The Battle of Legends set includes King Arthur, Alice, Medusa, and Sinbad.
“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.”
The companies will release licensed versions of Unmatched. The initial wave includes both a Bruce Lee solo pack and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer set, slated to release later this year
The game features art by Oliver Barrett and graphic design by the team of Lindsay Daviau, Jay Shaw, and Jason Taylor.
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.