I have to say one of my favorite guilty pleasure/cult classic flicks is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! I know Elliott and I caught the movie back in high school and I still kick back with a big old bag of popcorn (to go along with a lot of the corn in the movie) probably every couple of months or so. Now Adamant Entertainment has the Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game poised for a Spring release.
From Adamant Entertainment:
CALLING ALL BLUE BLAZE IRREGULARS…
Adamant Entertainment, in association with the Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information, has entered into a license agreement by which Adamant will be producing the Buckaroo Banzai Adventure Game — a training manual for Blue Blaze Irregulars which uses the format of a tabletop role-playing game in order to prepare BBI recruits for the sorts of situations in which they may find themselves while aiding Buckaroo. The training manual will feature guidelines for taking on the roles of either your own Blue Blaze Irregular Strike Team, or the roles of Dr. Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers themselves. Familiarize yourselves with global threats ranging from Red Lectroids from Planet 10 to Hanoi Xan and the World Crime League; Learn about the specialized equipment available from the Banzai Institute, such as the Oscillation Overthruster and the Jet Car; And begin to embrace the motto of the Blue Blaze Irregulars: “Helping him to help us.”
“Buckaroo’s on sabbatical in the lamasery in Kathmandu,” said Reno Nevada, the Banzai Institute’s director of merchandising, and tenor saxophone for the Hong Kong Cavaliers, “But he’s pleased as punch about the Adventure Game. We’ve discussed the need for a training manual for the Blue Blaze Irregulars, outside of Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Hagakure. So yeah, Thumbs Up from Buckaroo, and from us here at the Institute.”
“As a BBI since the release of Docudrama in 1984, I am thrilled to be working with the Banzai Institute,” said Gareth-Michael Skarka, director of Adamant Entertainment. “It’s been a dream project of mine, and I’m honored that Buckaroo has seen fit to give us his blessing.”
The game will ship in April of 2012 — this pre-order entitles customers to:
- The hardcover final print version of the Adventure Game.
- The PDF when the file is sent to the printers.
- Your name listed as a Blue Blaze Irregular in the credits.
- An official Blue Blaze Irregular identification card.
- A special pre-order-exclusive PDF adventure.
The Blue Blaze Pre-Order of the BUCKAROO BANZAI ADVENTURE GAME is available for $44.95 plus $7.95 shipping and handling.