Legendary game creator John Romero has unveiled his studio’s newest title. Empire of Sin is a mobster simulator and strategy game in which players will ruthlessly expand their crime organization and fight rival gangs. The game will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. Check out the announcement trailer!
This year’s E3 has been very fruitful when it comes to unexpected new game announcements. First, we had the awesome appearance of Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves during the Xbox press conference, where he introduced himself as a character in CD Projekt RED’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. Now, legendary game designer John Romero has unveiled his newest game which is unlike anything we have come to expect from the man who co-created FPS classics like Doom, Wolfenstein and Quake.
In Empire of Sin, players will assume the role of a mobster who aims to climb the ladders in the seedy underworld and put his gang on the top of the criminal food chain. The real surprise here, is that the game is an action-strategy game from a top-down viewpoint. Empire of Sins will come out at an undisclosed date in 2020 for pretty much every platform. Here’s the official description of the game:
Build A Crime Empire:
Raise your criminal empire from the ground up by selecting your racket of choice (be it speakeasies, union protection, 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. But 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.