We have previously talked about how Paradox Interactive will publish Romero Games‘ next game. Now, it was officially revealed to the public, and it’s not the game we’d have expected!
„Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven, noir-inspired game puts players smack-dab in the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s, letting them thrive in the gritty underbelly of organized crime,” Paradox’ press release says.
In Empire of Sin, you’ll have to „raise your criminal empire from the ground up in several seedy enterprises (be it speakeasies, union skimming, or casinos) and building a team of loyal mobsters to make your mark on the streets.” There will also be turn-based combat to either defend your territory or to expand it. You have to „build strong chemistry within your crew to maximize combat damage.”
There will also be „a full cast of living, breathing characters, each with lives of their own that inform how they react to what you do (or don’t do). Schmooze, coerce, seduce, threaten, or kill them to get your way.” Don’t forget to „make and break alliances, bribe cops, and trade on the black market to gain an edge and expand the influence of your crime family. Always keep your enemies close and ensure you have a mole on the inside and eyes everywhere.” There will be no two same playthroughs either, according to the press release.
The jazzy soundtrack is outstanding in this announcement trailer, and we really did not expect John Romero (ex-id Software: a key developer until Quake!) to work on such a game. Empire of Sin will launch in the Spring of 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. Get your Tommy guns ready!