Big Trouble in Little China next cult classic to get boardgame treatment
Kung-Fu classic Big Trouble in Little China is becoming the next cult movie to hit the boardgame scene, with the adventures of put-upon trucker and martial arts expert Jack Burton being turned into a cooperative jaunt though Chinatown.
In recent years the world of 80s classics has proven to be a fruitful source of ideas for tabletop gaming. Titles from Labyrinth to The Thing have been picked up by developers keen to make the most of a wave of nostalgia and retro kitsch.
Publisher Everything Epic says that Big Trouble in Little China will allow players to “venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to your benefit.”
As the game progresses, the evil sorcerer Lo-Pan regains more and more power. The finale comes when the heroes decide they’re powerful enough to take on Lo-Pan in person, or when the villain gains enough power to break free of his bonds and attack the party directly.
Everything Epic promises that players will have the chance to make meaningful story choices as part of optional quests, altering the story and adding to the replayability.
The game is slated for release in November 2017.