Featuring in today's Nintendo Direct was Empire of Sin from Paradox Interactive and Romero Games. In this character-driven strategy game set in 1920s Chicago, players build their own ruthless criminal empire as one of 14 distinct bosses vying to run the seedy underworld of organized crime in the city. With randomly generated starting conditions, players will have to adapt to survive and do whatever it takes to outsmart, out-gun and outlast their opponents.
Here's a bit more about the features in the game from the publisher:
Build A Crime Empire: 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. Once you make a name for yourself, expand your influence by taking over rival territory and adding more ventures to your repertoire.
Defend and Expand Territory: If it comes to blows (hypothetically, of course) and your posse needs to send a message, face off in brutal turn-based combat. Recruit your goons strategically to build a strong chemistry within your crew to maximize combat damage and help secure your hold on the city.
Explore a Living, Breathing City: Explore the streets of vibrant 1920s Chicago and interact with 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.
Wield Your Influence: 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.
Pursue Multiple Victory Strategies: Whether you make it to the top with violence, business smarts, or city-wide notoriety, there are a number of ways to become King or Queen of Chicago. With various starting conditions and constantly changing crew dynamics, no two playthroughs will ever be the same.
Empire of Sin will land on the Switch in Spring 2020, have a watch of the trailer above and let us know what you think with a comment below.
This is another game I'm interested in. Looks fun.
Sadly, it's next year so I'll probably forget about it until then.
Pretty interesting. I'll keep an eye on it.
Good to see something completely different in the presentation. I'm definitely interested.
This looks so danged good, any Paradox can do no wrong IMO. Day one purchase for me.
I love this and will be buying day one
@Kalmaro That means you'll be pleasantly surprised TWICE!
Anyone else think of Bayonetta when you saw the bullets? lol
Bleh...anyways is this like a Tycoon game? Or an...RTS? x_X
@LuciferOnReddit From the looks of it, yes to MYZ. Or Hard West/Phantom Doctrine.
I'm all for a good turn-based strategy game... And there's a couple upcoming on Switch already that beg for my attention, and several out already that I haven't even gotten to.
This looks good!
Not sure about this but it does look really good. Need to learn more.
Good trailer. Looks fresh. I’m keen!
Aside from the reveal of BotW's sequel, this was the only other thing that really got me excited this year. I'm all over this game. I need it now.
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