Lightbulb Crew and Focus Home Interactive are about to take tactical strategy games to an entirely new light with their upcoming title, ‘Othercide’, which is set to release on July 28th, 2020, for PC via Steam.
If you like to stress yourself out playing a game, you’ve probably played games like XCOM, Golem Gates, and even Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and see yourself working with the ever-present threat of losing a unit that became the cornerstone of your party. That character is the pinnacle of your attack and defense strategy, but with horribly bad luck like my own, you’ve had to restart or go back to a different save state in order to try again.
Well, if you are like me and those are your kinds of games, then Othercide from Lightbulb Crew and Focus Home Interactive SHOULD be on your Steam watchlist, especially after this latest dev diary that was released. The game itself is a title that will be cranking up the dial, turning the idea of tactical strategy titles up to another level from what XCOM had done.
XCOM and games like it have always been stressful. The ever-present threat of losing a soldier that has become a pinnacle of your attack and defense strategy to horrid bad luck is probably more than enough to keep many players in a constant cold sweat. That said, Lightbulb Crew and Focus Home Interactive want to crank the contextual terror to match the mechanical terror of a tactical strategy game. Othercide is a tactical strategy mixed with horror elements that will be coming in July.
To keep the Dark World aesthetic they plan on using, the game will be taking on familiar appearances such as the Hollywood hit Sin City, which used a black and white aesthetic with splashes of red in its visual style to make things really pop. Othercide will be doing this as well, allowing The Daughters to emphasize the power of their hits when striking a monster, allowing their attacks to feel as if they have more impact than they would in some form of stylized coloring.
Othercide is slated to release on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders are now open.
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