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Aconyte books come to Italy

ASMODEE ITALIA are bringing the Aconyte range to their country, with translated editions of the range of novels based on some of the world’s most imaginative games. The Italian games and books publisher has signed a deal that covers all of the UK-based publisher’s novels derived from Asmodee’s fantasy games.

Opening the list will be the sinister eldritch atmospheres of The Wrath of N’kai, by Josh Reynolds. It’s the first title in the Arkham Horror series, derived from the worldwide smash board game inspired by the imaginative universe of HP Lovecraft and his successors. It’s accompanied by Tales from the Crucible, an anthology of stories from the wild world of the Crucible from the hit game KeyForge. Nine compelling stories explore the fantastical realm of the Crucible, an artificial planet larger than the sun, where science and magic mix. This first pair, publishing late May, will be followed by titles from Twilight Imperium, Descent: Legends of the Dark, and The Legend of Five Rings.

“We are really excited to start this new adventure with Aconyte,” says Massimo Bianchini, Country Manager of Asmodee Italia. “Our slogan is Great Games, Amazing Stories, and with this project, stories will be even more at the center of our mission. We know that many fans of our games are also great readers, but we believe that this is also a way to get closer to a completely new audience for us, and it’s a challenge that we can’t wait to explore.”

Here’s the announced schedule of Italian releases so far… with more planned:

• Arkham Horror: La Collera di N’kai [The Wrath of N’Kai] 25 May 2021
• KeyForge: Racconti del Crogiolo [Tales from the Crucible] 25 May 2021
• Descent: Il Destino di Fallowhearth [The Doom of Fallowhearth] 25 June 2021
• Twilight Imperium: Il Varco nel Vuoto [The Fractured  Void] 25 October 2021
• Arkham Horror:  L’Ultimo Rituale [The Last Ritual] 25 October 2021