Valiant Partners With Catalyst Game Labs For Tabletop Gaming

Posted by inferiorego (22850 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant is making waves as they made a huge announcement today that gaming fans will be swooning over. Valiant has partnered with Catalyst Game Labs to start working on tabletop games. Here's the full press release filled with all the details on the partnetship:

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Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has partnered with Catalyst Game Labs to produce role-playing and tabletop games featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes. The partnership will lead off in mid-2014 with the release of the Valiant Universe RPG—Valiant’s first-ever role-playing game, designed for the Cue System (the Origins and ENnie awards-nominated system first published in Catalyst’s 1950s Rockets/Rayguns/Robots RPG, Cosmic Patrol). Subsequent releases, spotlighting a wide array of Valiant properties, will follow in 2015 and beyond.

The edge between superhero and villain has never been sharper. In the Valiant Universe RPG, players will immerse themselves in a dark and gritty world where every mission and every battle has deadly consequences. Whether playing X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman or even the all-powerful Toyo Harada—or any of dozens of characters—Valiant’s most fearless heroes will unite for the first time in a roleplaying game, allowing you to join their stories and create new ones! Whether you’re a longtime fan or brand new to the Valiant Universe, this is the only source you’ll need to bring Valiant’s leading characters to life in a fantastic superheroes setting!

“This is really a dream come true,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “I’ve always been a comics fan—as are most of Catalyst’ employees—and getting the chance to publish great games within a fantastic comics universe is spectacular. The fact that it’s Valiant, with its brilliant combination of heroic action and gritty realism, makes this all the more enjoyable.”

Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Just last month, the publisher announced Valiant First—a brand new publishing initiative primed to unleash a major #1 new series debut monthly throughout 2014, beginning in May with RAI #1—the first issue of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with fully painted interiors by superstar artist Clayton Crain.

“Catalyst is exceptional at what they do, and we couldn’t be happier to be working with a games publisher of their caliber on Valiant’s very first RPG. With such a skilled an enthusiastic team at the helm, we have every faith that Valiant’s first foray into the world of role-play and tabletop gaming will live up to the expectations of our fans around the world,” said Russell A. Brown, Valiant’s President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales. “Catalyst is dedicated to doing these characters justice, and we look forward to giving our biggest heroes the gaming debut they deserve when the Valiant Universe RPG arrives later this year.”

Expect to see Valiant Universe RPG sometime in mid-2014. What do you think of this? Are any of you guys tabletop gamers?

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#1 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, this is pretty amazing. I'll defo be checking it out.

#2 Edited by Z3RO180 (6447 posts) - - Show Bio

This is cool. Shame I don't play table top games.

#3 Posted by Transformers1024 (1793 posts) - - Show Bio

Too bad that I hate tabletop games.

#4 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

Hurm

#5 Posted by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really understand the news, due to my lack of english language.

The RPG game is gonna be an online game or something like D&D?

Either way, sounds like fantastic news for Valiant and the fans.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: I am not a game player at all, never have. But idk playing as Gilad could be cool.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel: Like Warhammer and Dungeons & Dragons

#9 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1080 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweeeeeeeeet!

#11 Posted by GraniteSoldier (7520 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank god someone is finally doing this. Been a DnD plate for years and always thought Marvel or DC should do this. Maybe Valiant will teach them a thing or two!

#12 Edited by jwalser3 (4869 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet! Don't want to get too excited until I actually see what it's like.

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#13 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Edited by MasterBelmont (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet! Love me some Valiant, and this sounds epic. Definitely gonna play as Armstrong, Shadowman, or Bloodshot.

#15 Posted by CaptainWynn (1 posts) - - Show Bio

This sounds cool, but until it is in my hands I'll assume its not gonna happen, I got my hopes up for the Crossgen and new Street Fighter ones and they both never happened.

#16 Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee (11337 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't table top, but that's pretty cool.

#17 Posted by sagejonathan (1929 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds very cool. Will check it out.

#18 Edited by meatwadf (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: It's a great excuse to get into it!

#19 Edited by Z3RO180 (6447 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by meatwadf (21 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180: I'll admit, I've been terrible for not picking up the Valiant stuff, despite all the great press it's been getting. I may get the rpg as my intro to the setting, and then start getting the trades.

#21 Posted by IndieComicsFTW (3253 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank god someone is finally doing this. Been a DnD plate for years and always thought Marvel or DC should do this. Maybe Valiant will teach them a thing or two!

There is only one lord of the Table Top Games. Only one, and it does not share power!

#22 Posted by GraniteSoldier (7520 posts) - - Show Bio

@indiecomicsftw: I've yet to player WH40K tabletop. The startup alone is ridiculously expensive haha.

#23 Posted by IndieComicsFTW (3253 posts) - - Show Bio

@indiecomicsftw: I've yet to player WH40K tabletop. The startup alone is ridiculously expensive haha.

I sunk thousands of dollars in the hobby, and had to gave it up. Its was heart wrenching!

#24 Posted by GraniteSoldier (7520 posts) - - Show Bio

@granitesoldier said:

@indiecomicsftw: I've yet to player WH40K tabletop. The startup alone is ridiculously expensive haha.

I sunk thousands of dollars in the hobby, and had to gave it up. Its was heart wrenching!

Ugh, see if I can't find a consistent group to play with I don't even want to try. It's awesome looking at all the WH40k miniatures in the hobby shop in town though haha.

#25 Edited by IndieComicsFTW (3253 posts) - - Show Bio

@indiecomicsftw said:

@granitesoldier said:

@indiecomicsftw: I've yet to player WH40K tabletop. The startup alone is ridiculously expensive haha.

I sunk thousands of dollars in the hobby, and had to gave it up. Its was heart wrenching!

Ugh, see if I can't find a consistent group to play with I don't even want to try. It's awesome looking at all the WH40k miniatures in the hobby shop in town though haha.

That was the problem, where I originally lived, we moved back to after I got out of the Navy. No Hobby shops here :(

#26 Edited by Life_Without_Progress (1827 posts) - - Show Bio

I get to play X-O Manowar, Toyo Harada, Ninjak And Peter Stanchek in a table top game? I'm in!

#27 Posted by jesusdisciple001 (546 posts) - - Show Bio

will we ever see eternal warrior's original costume

#28 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

will we ever see eternal warrior's original costume

which one?

The WW1 jacket or the blue jumpsuit thing?

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