Asmodee Digital and Frima Studios were recently excited to announce that they are bringing the popular board game, Colt Express, to Android, iOS, and PC. This online multiplayer adaptation of the Spiel des Jahres and Ace d’Or award-winning game allows players to impersonate train-robbing bandits in the iconic American wild west.
You will be transported into a lawless universe inspired by the board game, able to utilize six original bandit characters as they fight through a perilous journey filled with unpredictable quests of gun slinging, bullet dodging, and, of course, train robbing. You will need to develop ingenious tactics and schemes if you wish to successfully plunder trains filled with wealthy travelers and defeat your online competitors from around the world in the mission to become the most notorious bandit.
Remi Hanesse, product manager at Asmodee Digital, stated, “This is more than just an adaptation of the board game, it is a genuine revision of the physical version of the game. We have crafted an imaginative and expansive world where players experience fast-paced, challenging gameplay, fueled by a riveting storyline which sparks competition and festivity among friends.”
Here are the key features, as presented on the official press release:
Original Characters with Strategic Skills
Each of the six original bandit characters featured in Colt Express have their own custom objectives, skills, personalities and life stories. These distinct skills and personalities play a key part in the strategy of the game. For example, a character with hypnotic charm will be able to take control of an opponent at a crucial moment while a character with superhuman strength will be able to detach train cars when needed. The characters’ stories are told in exclusive graphic novel chapters which can be unlocked as players progress through the game.
New Story Mode
Colt Express’ new story mode creates breathtaking adventure captured in 30 chapters loaded with challenges, twists and exclusive unlockable content. Centered around the six characters of the game, the story mode not only reveals the rich histories of the characters, but also opens up new gameplay mechanics, items, environments, skins and game mode variants. These variants change the way the game is played and add new depth to the game and how the stories of the characters unfold.
Online Multiplayer Gameplay
Playable in single player mode or through a worldwide online multiplayer leaderboard, the digital version of Colt Express is playable anywhere, anytime and allows for interactive real-time gameplay with friends. The game even allows for the creation of a “friends list” which players can use to easily organize playing with their friends. Colt Express also hosts an online global community which includes a leaderboard that tracks the game’s best players, which is updated in real-time.
The game is set to arrive in November, 2016 for iOS and Android at $6.99 and PC for $9.99 (via Steam).
Are you looking forward to it?