Japanime Games has forged a new partnership with Farside Games to produce Epic Seven Arise - a sprawling board game experience inspired by the Epic Seven mobile game, a worldwide sensation!
Epic Seven is an immersive, story-driven anime RPG available on mobile platforms. Players control characters “with personality and charm you can only find in 2D, and meet the characters of Epic Seven that are so lovable they’ll even be thinking about them in their sleep!” - a claim to fame that’s proven quite true since the game’s initial launch in 2018, with over two hundred characters available in 2022 - most of which are fully voiced with dialog lines and an impact on the game’s story, each with different playstyles and unique in-game effects. Players adventure in true JRPG fashion, controlling a party of six selected character, fighting monsters and enemies, exploring the world, completing quests and tackling special events, bosses, and challenges across the game world. Epic Seven is among the most popular JRPG mobile games available with millions of players worldwide - and is particularly popular in China, Japan, and South Korea.
Farside Games took the baseline concept for the mobile game and ran with it in Epic Seven Arise: The Board Game, building upon the mobile game’s memorable character and epic action to build a tense, thrilling board game experience for 1-4 players.
This co-op board game features deep strategy with players combatting enemies in intense encounters. With over 30 miniatures in the base game alone, and unique mechanics that ensure every episodic adventure you play through feels different and challenging, Epic Seven Arise is sure to be a thrill for dedicated gamers. The Kickstarter for the board game launched in January 2021 and raised over $500,000 USD with over 4,000 backers - unlocking all 40 of its planned stretch goals, including multiple expansions, scenario packs, and upgrades to the boxed game. The basic board game alone is a monstrous affair with a 12.75” square, nearly 6” deep box!
Since we at Japanime Games excel at publishing anime and Japanese-inspired tabletop games, we've now partnered with Farside Games to bring the project even further - taking over manufacturing and fulfillment to ensure future print runs of Epic Seven Arise post-Kickstarter maintain the high quality standard that both companies expect.