Batman: The Animated Series Role Playing Game Launches on Kickstarter

Return to the animated streets of Gotham City as Batman in the next entry in the Adventures Universal Game System.

Batman: The Animated Series Adventures – Shadow of the Bat is the next core game entry in IDW Games’ Adventures Universal Game System (AUGS).


The game is a collaborative effort between Warner Bros, Batman publisher DC and board game publisher IDW Games.

IDW Games previously released Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham City Under Siege, a co-op board game for one to five players in which you play heroes from the series who have teamed up to defend Gotham.


In Shadow of the Bat, 1 to 4 players will take on the roles of Gotham City’s greatest heroes as they fight Batman’s most infamous foes. Work together as a team to play the game in cooperative mode, where the enemies are controlled by a deck of cards and simple A.I. rules, or have a 5th player take control of the villain character in 4 vs. 1 competitive mode.

Batman: The Animated Series Adventures – Shadow of the Bat brings new heroes, villains, battles, and gameplay to the AUGS. Hero players can take back the streets of Gotham City as Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Catwoman, and Commissioner Jim Gordon. While not as well trained as his masked allies, Gordon is able to command the GCPD beat cops, making him a new type of hero. Looking for a bit more fire power? Upgrade those beat cops to Detectives Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya.


The All-In pledge is the one stop shop for EVERYTHING Batman: The Animated Series Adventures.

By selecting this pledge level you will get one of everything offered in this campaign: Batman: The Animated Series Adventures – Shadow of the Bat core game, the Batman: The Animated Series Adventures – Arkham Asylum expansion, the Mystery of the Batwoman story pack, Mask of the Phantasm story pack, The New Batman Adventures character pack, and, exclusive to the All-In pledge, the Villains Upgrade pack.


Although it’s nearly 30 years old, Batman: The Animated Series is still considered one of the best portrayals of the caped crusader in media outside of the comic book series. It won four Emmy Awards and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill lent his voice to popular Batman antagonist the Joker.

The upcoming board game Batman: the Animated Series Adventures launched on Kickstarter on February 18th and is expected to arrive in stores toward the end of the year.

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