October 7, 2020 – The announcement this morning that Zombicide Novels continue Aconyte Books board game deal spree is no surprise. Aconyte is the new book publishing wing of board game super publisher Asmodee. Over the past serval days, they have announced high profile deals one after another, including the launch of a Terraforming Mars Novel.
Details on the plot are minimal but based on what the voices behind the brands are saying, they have built the world with this in mind all along, so expect some of your favorites doing what they do best. The first Zombicide novel is expected to hit shops for Halloween 2021.
About Zombicide Game
In the board game of Zombicide, players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of the unthinking undead. Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly, controlled by simple rules and a deck of cards. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets. Find weapons, kill zombies. The more zombies you kill, the more skilled you get; the more skilled you get, the more zombies appear. For 1 – 6 players, games run about 1 hour.
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The Business of the Deal
The Zombicide deal comes as part of a large multi-year deal with publisher CMON (fka Cool Mini or Not) to “create brand new novels set in the worlds of their acclaimed ZOMBICIDE range of games”.
Aconyte publisher Marc Gascoigne commented: “We love Zombicide, for the all-out mayhem of the game, the passion of its dedicated following – and the lovingly detailed (and incredibly deadly) worlds that its designers have created. There are a whole bunch of stories we want to create, to explore their secrets further.”
CMON’s COO David Preti said: “We designed the Zombicide games to tell exciting stories populated with iconic characters who had unique personalities that came through in the gameplay. We wanted each play session to feel like its own pulp novel. We’re so happy to have a great partner in Aconyte, who understands the world and tone of the game, and is going to put these stories in prose for the first time.”
This is all part of Aconyte’s master strategy. They are building out tons of universes, including those of certain Marvel characters.