A crossover of epic proportions is about to take place between the popular Ghostbusters and Men in Black franchises, and it’s all playing out on your tabletob. Or at least, it will be, once IDW Games and Sony Consumer Products release Men in Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion, the first in a series of board games the companies have agreed to produce based on the two franchises.
A press release provides more details:
IDW Games and Sony Pictures Consumer Products today announced plans to develop a series of tabletop games for both Men in Black and Ghostbusters franchises including, for the first time, a crossover miniatures board game featuring both Men In Black and Ghostbusters. The multi-year agreement comes ahead of the new Men In Black movie set for June 2019 and Ghostbusters celebrating its 35th Anniversary in June 2019.
Currently under development, Men In Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion will be a miniatures loaded board game featuring the world’s foremost protectors teaming up to take down a threat unlike any they have faced before. Making up the Ghostbusters team will be Peter Venkman, Egon Spangler, Ray Stanz, and Winston Zeddmore, and the MIB team will consist of Agent J, Agent K, Agent L and Zed. While these two teams have faced unearthly threats before, the strength of the Ecto-terrestrials is nearly overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a little friendly competition.
With all new character designs by fan-favorite artist Derek Laufman and innovative game design by Panda Cult Games (Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay), Men In Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion features a blend of fast action dice-chucking, take-that card play, and highly detailed sculpted miniatures from Ninja Division (Super Dungeon Explore).
And IDW VP of New Product Development Jerry Bennington comments:
We are excited to bring these two iconic properties together along with an amazing group of development partners. We love the fun story we are telling with this game and hope fans will bring it to the tabletop again and again.
Men In Black/Ghostbusters: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion is set for release late in 2019, timed to the new Men in Black Movie coming out next June and the Ghostbusters franchise’s 35th anniversary.