19 November 2018
Previously said to be last game in series
World War I co-op card game The Grizzled has had its next – and supposedly final – game detailed.
Armistice Edition is said to be a “greatly expanded” standalone version of the 2015 game by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez, which casts players as French soldiers fighting in the trenches between 1914 and 1918.
New for the edition marking this year’s centenary of the end of the Great War is a campaign mode that covers the entire length of the conflict, including new scenarios, characters and events compared to the original game.
Each chapter offers potential rewards for victory and further challenges for failure that carry across the “long” connected storyline and ultimately determine the fate of the characters at the close of the war. Players’ progress in the campaign can be saved and resumed using the game’s carrying case, with each chapter taking around 45 minutes to complete.
Also in the box is a set of six pre-painted plastic figures based on the artwork of Tignous – the cartoonist whose 2015 death in the Charlie Hebdo shooting led the game’s designers to announce that the Armistice Edition would be the final addition to the Grizzled series, following 2016 expansion At Your Orders!
The Armistice Edition’s gameplay remains faithful to The Grizzled, pitting players against missions that must be completed by playing cards from their hand into No Man’s Land while keeping threat as low as possible. The cards simulate the environmental, physical and psychological hardships of combat suffered by soldiers during World War I.
The Grizzled: Armistice Edition has been announced for release in the US on November 23rd, where it will cost $50 (£39). A UK date is yet to be confirmed.