'Powers' Comic Tabletop Games In Works From IDW: New Card Game Due Out In 2016, More To Follow

By Steve Buja , Updated Apr 06, 2015 01:50 PM EDT

The award winning comic series Powers, recently translated into a PlayStation-exclusive television show, will be jumping off the page and out of the screen into one more exciting adaptation: tabletop games.

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So says IDW, who have teamed up with creator Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming to produce a new line of card, dice and board games based on the superhero comic book.

"We are thrilled to be teaming up with our friends at IDW. We have been very careful about how we merchandise Powers... only teaming up with the very best." says Brian Michael Bendis. "And for these games, which are easily our most requested items, IDW is the perfect place."

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The first Powers game, titled simply Powers: The Card Game, will be a small box game where players will take on the role of investigators hunting down super-powered criminals, or "powers." In the game, players will be working together to track and hopefully capture a player-controlled super villain before time runs out. Asymmetrical multiplayer tabletop!

 The game will feature an array of criminals pulled from the comic series, each with their own special abilities and rules. Throughout the course of play, players will not only have to determine how to catch their prey, but who exactly they're hunting before they escape into the night for good.

"Powers has a lot of opportunity for game play," says Michael Avon Oeming. "IDW is going to create something for new and old fans alike."

Expect Powers: The Card Game to hit shelves sometime next year. In the meantime, you can catch up with some of the action over at PlayStation Network, where you can check out the live action adaptation of Powers anytime.

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