Gloomhaven screenshot of the video game adaptation from up close

[Update]: Gloomhaven has now been officially released into Steam Early Access! There's still a lot of work that needs to be done, but I'm glad to say that the initial version shows quite a lot of potential.

If you're even remotely interested in board games, chances are you've at least heard of the immensely popular Gloomhaven... as well as how long it can sometimes take to set it all up! So if you would like to avoid all of that hassle, or if you just don't have enough interested friends to give it a proper try, you might be happy to hear that Gloomhaven will be getting a video game adaptation on Steam this July 17th!

That said, it is worth mentioning that while the Gloomhaven game will have many of the same themes and mechanics as the original board game, it will be a bit of a different experience. Most notably, the focus in the video game adaptation will be on the highly replayable singleplayer content, with the multiplayer campaign only set to arrive at some point in the future.

You can get a pretty good idea of what this new Gloomhaven is all about through the recently posted "Gameplay Overview" trailer. Have a peek, it's quite an informative one:

The initial version of Gloomhaven will set you back €25/$25 and will contain four playable characters. All future updates and content on the way to full release will be entirely free, however, while the price itself will not be increasing at any point in development, not even at launch. 

You can read more about the team's plans for Gloomhaven, as well as potentially grab yourself a copy once it goes live, over at Steam.