A Kickstarter campaign to develop an official Street Fighter board game has smashed through its online crowdfunding goal of more than £280,000.
Licensed by Capcom and co-designed by Jasco Games and the popular YouTuber Joe ‘Angry Joe’ Vargas, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game has secured £540,143 and counting, with 25 days of campaigning still to go.
The game was first introduced to tabletop fans through Angry Joe’s YouTube channel and has quickly built a following.
While the title has surpassed its original Kickstarter goal, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game will not be heading to retail any time soon, being held as a Kickstarter Exclusive by the crowdfunding platform. It is the latest in a recent slate of tabletop titles to be marketing as such, joining the likes of Kingdom Death: Monster and The 7 Continent.
The gameplay sees players use a handful of cards to trigger classic martial arts moves from the Street Fighter video games. The system allows for multiplayer game modes with up to six human players, as well as a cooperative mode where three players face off against a single player in the role of a boss character.
It also includes an assortment of scenery.
Co-developer and publisher, Jasco Games is known for its Mega Man-themed board game, a title that secured more than $415,000 back in 2014. The game arrives with pre-painted miniatures stood at 65mm scale.
Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game costs $80 pledge for the base game. To unlock any stretch goals backers must hand over $140, which includes the Boss Expansion. The third tier includes the base game, the Boss Expansion and five expansion packs with additional characters. It will set fans back $280.
Of the company’s decision to market the game as a Kickstarter exclusive, CEO and founder of Jasco Games, Jason Hawronsky, said: “Currently, there is no way to produce a retail version (the components are all too high quality, the MSRP would be like $250 a game).
“This may be a possibility way down the road or with altered components but we are not looking at that at this time.”