Voici un communiqué des Studios Cipher, live from the US.
Comme je sais que vous êtes nombreux à m'avoir questionné sur l'avenir d'Helldorado, licence avec une place à part dans l'antre, je préfère vous faire circuler cette excellente nouvelle :
- le Studio Cipher rachète la licence et l'aventure continue ! Ce sont les producteurs de la gamme Anima Tactics, qui depuis déjà plus d'un bénéficie de sorties régulières. Je suis donc assez optimiste pour partager la nouvelle avec mes abonnés.
- la gamme Helldo est encore accessible ici :
voici le communiqué en anglais :
Cipher Studios acquires Hell Dorado miniature wargame license
Hell Dorado skirmish war-game acquired by Cipher Studios, LLC
Longview, WA USA September 1st, 2009 – Cipher Studios, LLC., a miniature manufacturing company and producer of the highly successful Anima Tactics skirmish game, announced today that it has licensed the right to develop and produce the Hell Dorado miniature war-game from Asmodée Editions in France.
“We are very excited to license this amazing property from Asmodée Editions,” said Kai Nesbit, Owner and President of Cipher Studios. “We have followed this property since the launch and have been discussing the possibility with Asmodée of bringing the game to the English market well before the full license was available. The opportunity to develop and produce this game in French, English, and possibly other language markets opens the doors to continue the growth and expansion of this exciting universe. ”
“Cipher Studios will continue to collaborate with the original development team, including the writers, sculptors, and other creative talent. Consistency of the universe is very important to the growth of the game. We will take all other aspects of the development, such as game mechanics and manufacture of the figures in house,” says Kai Nesbit. “Hell Dorado is a perfect sister product to Anima Tactics as they are both small scale skirmish games and have similar product development and release styles while catering to different players. Our goal is to release the first wave of non-French product, including the rulebook, as quickly as possible while continuing to release new figures and content, on a limited basis, until the English release schedule is caught up with the French products.”
Cipher Studios has not announced a release schedule but expects to release the English rulebook and first wave of products by early next year.
About Hell Dorado
Hell Dorado is a skirmish war-game in which small war bands of around ten members clash in epic and bloody battle to conquer the most hostile territory imaginable, Hell itself.
About Cipher Studios, LLC.
Cipher Studios was formed in 2006 and launched their first product line, Anima Tactics, around Christmas of 2006. The highly anticipated 200-page full color rulebook for Anima Tactics will be available before Christmas this year. Cipher Studios also offers development and manufacturing solutions for several other miniature game companies including Hazgáard Editions metal miniatures, Darkson Designs miniatures, and the Fantasy Flight Games Descent metal figures.