Posted by Lory Gilpatric as Card Games
Last fall, Steve Jackson Games announced that its most popular title, Munchkin, would be getting an old-timey Victorian makeover in the form of Steampunk. This week, the company officially announced the upcoming limited release this August with a wider release in October.
Renamed Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe (there is no non-deluxe version), the game comes with 168 cards illustrated by Phil Foglio, 12 standees, six player cards, a gameboard, the rulebook, and a six-sided die.
For this release, Steve Jackson Games decided to offer an exclusive early release to hobby shops in the form of a promotional Launch Kit, which includes three copies of the game, three Munchkin posters and three stacks of new promo cards. Hobby shops that signed up for the early release Launch Kit will get their wares by August of 2015.
The game will have a wider release two months later, again exclusive to hobby shops. By January of 2016, the game will be globally available through mass-market distribution.
Munchkin Steampunk Deluxe will retail for $29.95.