The long-anticipated board game adaptation of Capcom’s classic survival horror sequel continues to reach new heights. In the project’s latest update, the creators congratulate backers on successfully reaching £650,000 (or $857,285). The game will now include Raccoon City Police Chief Brian Irons, who players can choose for an alternative play style as a survivor hunter.

Steamforged Games Ltd., the team behind the project, provides a brief description of the new character and how his play style came about:

When we sat down to design the Chief, we brought a wide variety of concepts to the table. Amongst others, we discussed his appearance as an NPC, as a mini-boss, and even as a type of card in the Tension Deck. But then we found an idea which really fit the character better than any of the above…

Players using the Police Chief as a playable character during their games of Resident Evil™ 2 – The Board Game will have a very different win condition to the other players – they’ll be trying to hunt the other survivors down and eliminate them! The first of our ‘Bad Guy’ player characters, Brian Irons can attack the other survivors, steal items, and bait enemies.

Launched September 25, the Kickstarter project had an initial goal of $196,648. This goal was met within the first day and has continued to rise since, with Steamforged rolling out several stretch goals for backers to meet.

Steamforged is the same team that created the Dark Souls Board Game, which raised a grand total of $5,417,610.

[Source: Kickstarter]

Our Take
If nothing else, Steamforged Games has the firm support of Resident Evil’s fan base for this project. Hopefully it turns out well when it launches in September of next year.