Hellboy Roleplaying Book Coming In August

Steve Jackson Games and Dark Horse Comics announced an agreement today for a roleplaying game based on the hit "Hellboy" comic series.

"I've always felt that Hellboy and his little 'world' would be a natural for a roleplaying game," said Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. "I'm excited that it's actually happening and very pleased to be working with the people at Steve Jackson Games. They seem very concerned about doing the whole thing right and I'm happy to be helping out."

The Hellboy RPG will be graphic-novel sized and will be a complete game, as well as a fan guide to the world of Hellboy . . . as seen from the inside. It will feature a brand-new short story by Christopher Golden, author of the new "Hollow Earth" Hellboy spinoff.

In the game, players will take the roles of BPRD agents, including Hellboy, Abe Sapien, and original characters created by the players . . . solving occult mysteries, beating up demons, falling from great heights, and saving the world from Things Man Was Not Meant To Know.

Golden, who will also be helping to assemble the game's background material, said "Steve Jackson Games always do a nice job and I'm happy to be involved . . . The world Hellboy exists in should provide a million cool adventures for gamers. If they survive that long."

The first Hellboy RPG release will be in stores in August. Authored by the popular Phil Masters (GURPS Atlantis, GURPS Discworld) and Jonathan Woodward (GURPS Ogre), it will use the award-winning GURPS system, already featured in over 150 different roleplaying sourcebooks.

Suggested retail will be $24.95; ISBN 1-55634-654-9.

For more information, contact Philip Reed (phil@sjgames.com) at (512) 447-7866.