Electronic Arts and Glass Cannon Unplugged Team Up To Announce Apex Legends Board Game!


Tabletop experts in premium video game adaptations, Glass Cannon Unplugged and Genuine Entertainment, bring the hit video game to both game night and tournament scene.

Los Angeles, CA (February 21, 2023) Glass Cannon Unplugged and Genuine Entertainment are proud to announce a long-term licensing partnership with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Respawn Entertainment to produce the official tabletop game series inspired by the beloved hero shooter Apex Legends™, which will debut on Kickstarter on May 17, 2023.

Apex Legends: The Board Game is a highly competitive, intensely tactical team vs team miniatures game for 2-4 players, with more players made possible through the use of expansions. The original game engine and innovative framework, from the minds behind games such as Frostpunk: The Board Game and Endless Winter: Paleoamericans, authentically captures the voice and imagination of Apex Legends, bringing the stakes, thrills, and unforgettable kills of the hero shooter experience to life.

Each player takes on the role of a unique Legend, with four Legends included in the core game and many more to become available through add-ons and expansions via Kickstarter and future retail releases. With each session taking approx. 60 minutes, the game’s objective is what you’d expect—eliminate the opposing team.

Gameplay begins in a fully-immersive, three-dimensional environment taken straight from the screen. Every decision matters as teams must modify tactics and outmaneuver opponents based upon the Legends and finite resources in play.

Spending over two years developing an inspired new way to recreate the hero shooter experience at the game table, Glass Cannon Unplugged intends to deliver something for everyone: an accessible, easy-to-learn experience for new board gamers, balanced with a depth and scale to satisfy core players with even tournament and organized play in mind. Plotting a long roadmap with a growing line of modular maps and interchangeable Legends, Apex Legends: The Board Game is sure to deliver an authentic, ever-evolving battle royale experience for years to come.

The Kickstarter campaign begins on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

During the launch, GCU will host a limited-time promotional event with exclusive content for backers to enjoy.

About Electronic Arts:
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content, and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices, and personal computers.

In fiscal year 2022, EA posted GAAP net revenue of approximately $7 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and F1®. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

EA SPORTS, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Apex Legends, The Sims, Titanfall and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. STAR WARS © & TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. John Madden, NFL, FIFA and F1 are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

About Retail Monster:
Launched by an Executive Team that brings over 70 years of retail, buying, sales, marketing, finance, and licensing experience to its clients, Retail Monster LLC utilizes its relationships with best-in-class manufacturers and retailers to deliver strategic licensed programs to the shelf. Established in March 2016, Retail Monster operates office locations out of Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Bentonville, Ark., and London, England.

About Glass Cannon Unplugged:
Founded by seasoned video game industry veterans and life-long tabletop gamers with 50+ years of collective experience, Glass Cannon Unplugged is a tabletop game studio created with one clear mission in mind: producing the best tabletop adaptations of the best video games in the world. Led by Jakub Wiśniewski (creator of the highly acclaimed This War of Mine: The Board Game) and Michał Ozon (former COO of board game publisher PHALANX), Glass Cannon Unplugged’s first release—the highly-anticipated Frostpunk: The Board Game—hits shelves Winter 2022 after becoming one of the most-funded Kickstarter tabletop campaigns in history. GCU’s next collaborations include Techland’s Dying Light and EA’s Apex Legends, both launching pre-order campaigns on Kickstarter. Learn more at glasscannonunplugged.com.

About Genuine Entertainment:
Genuine is a leading producer and paladin for beloved entertainment franchises and fandoms. A trusted consigliere in brand management, licensing, and corporate development across all corners of pop culture, we level up our favorite IP and media companies through authentic adaptations, strategic business development, financial advisory services, and premium consumer products alongside best-in-class partners. Providing 360° insights and full-service support for licensors & licensees alike, our best-selling, award-winning results include the Alien RPG; the Apex Legends tabletop gaming program; the Batman: Detective tabletop gaming program; the Blade Runner RPG; the Blade Runner 2049 art book; the Cortex acquisition; The Dragon Prince master tabletop gaming program; the Dune master tabletop gaming program; the Hello Neighbor party game; the Munchkin video game; The Walking Dead RPG; WEBTOON‘s licensing & merchandising program; and the World of Darkness comics. Come play at genuineent.com.

Fans eager to learn more should visit the Kickstarter campaign page to be notified when the campaign goes live, and subscribe to the newsletter on the official website for exclusive news and previews in the coming months.

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