ASMODEE ENTERTAINMENT is delighted to announce that Aconyte, the fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has partnered with Atomic Mass Games to publish a new trilogy of Marvel novels inspired by the hit tabletop miniatures game, Crisis Protocol, starting this summer.
Kicking off with TARGET: KREE, the action-packed adventure sees Iron Man and Ms. Marvel clash with a few familiar faces from the Guardians of the Galaxy. Following the destruction of their homeworld, a group of Kree refugees come to Earth looking for a place of safety. But when one of their number is suspected of being the planet-killer, Tony Stark and Ms. Marvel will have to choose between the fate of the world and the people they care about.
Written by multiple award-winning author and comics editor Stuart Moore, Target: Kree will be published in the US and Canada on July 6th 2021 and on September 16th in the UK. This first book in the trilogy will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, with an audiobook version expected to follow shortly after. A variety of translated editions are being planned with Aconyte’s European publishing partners.
Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Players assemble, paint, and collect highly detailed miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Players choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel-inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop space.
Will Schick of Atomic Mass commented: “One of the cornerstones of Marvel: Crisis Protocol is how it allows players the opportunity to create their own stories on the tabletop together within the Marvel Universe. While super-powered, cinematic battles are part of the fun, it’s the narrative that emerges as players control their squads of iconic Marvel characters to complete their game objectives that truly sets the game apart from any other tabletop game of its kind. With this in mind, we are extremely excited to be partnering with Aconyte to bring players and fans of the Marvel Universe all-new stories set amid the climactic confrontations of Crisis Protocol.”
At the end of 2019, Aconyte was announced as Marvel’s newest fiction partner for original prose novels, creating new adventures based around an exciting roster of Marvel’s comic book characters including Legends of Asgard, Heroines, Untold, and Xavier’s Institute. More announcements are expected as Aconyte’s range of world-expanding fiction expands further.
About Aconyte & Asmodee Entertainment
Aconyte Books is the publishing arm of Asmodee Entertainment, a platform of global games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s intellectual properties into novels and comics, TV/film, location-based entertainment, and consumer products, working closely with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. As well as novels from the many worlds of Asmodee’s games, Aconyte is also extending its catalogue with key partnerships, including multiple ranges of novels set in the rich worlds of Ubisoft’s computer games and Marvel comics. Learn more at aconytebooks,com and asmodee-entertainment.biz
Asmodee Group is a leading international games publisher and distributor committed to telling amazing stories through great games with many tens of millions of games sold in more than 50 countries. Through our portfolio of iconic game titles, including Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Arkham Horror, Splendor, KeyForge, Dobble/Spot it! and Star Wars: X-Wing, we create a dynamic transmedia experience for players across a variety of digital and physical platforms. Asmodee also creates inspiring and innovative products in partnership with leading entertainment and technology companies. Asmodee operates in Europe, North America, South America and Asia and is headquartered in Guyancourt, France. Learn more at corporate.asmodee.com.
About Atomic Mass Games
Atomic Mass brings your favorite characters and worlds to life with beautiful miniatures. Whether inviting players to assemble their own teams of mighty Marvel characters or immersing them in the galaxy far, far away of Star Wars, our games combine beautifully sculpted miniatures with a faithfulness to the source material that creates unforgettable experiences. See atomicmassgames.com
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL