First came news of the Big Trouble in Little China — Escape From New York crossover comic. Now, more excitement for Jack Burton fanatics: Big Trouble in Little China the Game is coming next year. Not a video game, to be clear. This will be an old-school tabletop game with its own miniatures and room for up to six players.
Boom Studios reports that you can “play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan’s ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions. Players will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to their benefit.”
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There are no images of the game, yet. (Look for more info about it to drop in August, at game convention Gen Con.) But here’s the working logo, courtesy of Boom Studios, Everything Epic, Flipside Design Studio, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products:
The game is just the latest announcement in a slew of releases marking the 30th anniversary of the cult favourite. On top of the comic, Boom Studios already announced it was planning a pair of books: The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China and The Art of Big Trouble in Little China.
There will also be an “illustrated novel”, Big Trouble in Mother Russia, which will presumably see bungling hero Jack Burton drinking vodka, wearing a fur hat and having some Cold War-era adventures. How do you say “the check is in the mail” in Russian?