Are you up for a fight? You know, a proper good fight? Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is coming!
Created thanks to the teams at veteran strategy dev Auroch Digital and table-top extraordinaires, Modiphius, with publishing handled by Ripstone, the award-winning RPG known as Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear is set to hit all major platforms later this year.
No matter whether you’re running Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch or PC, if you have even a slightest interest in XCOM, or WWII, then this is one to keep an eye on.
A World War II themed strategic role-playing game, you’ll be tasked with controlling an army of Allied heroes trapped behind enemy lines, as you try to uncover and foil a Nazi plot of terrifying evil. The game draws from the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu roleplaying universe developed by Modiphius, which sees the Nazis turn to other-worldly mythical beings to bolster their war effort.
Encompassing an array of unique gameplay features, including an innovative combat system constructed around the theme of light vs darkness , Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics represents the battle of ‘good vs evil’, as Allied characters find solace in the light whilst the opposing Nazi army hide in the shadows awaiting their moment to strike. A skilled player can use this light and dark feature to provide an edge to their gameplay strategy.
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics also includes an intricate momentum system, which encourages the player to think strategically about their long-term plan to overthrow the Nazi reign of terror. Each successful action builds momentum for the player, which in turn opens up new lines of tactical attack. Each playable character has a tailored momentum action, ranging from a rake of machine gun fire to a fast snap-shot with a pistol. When layered with basic commands and attacks, this momentum system allows the player to build ingenious combinations of tactical brilliance.
Tomas Rawlings, Design Director at Auroch Digital, enthuses: “It’s a real honor to work alongside Modiphius and Ripstone on what will be a premium Cthulhu-mashup. Having worked with the Ripstone team before back in the PlayStation 3 days, together we made amazing strategy games, and I’m confident history will repeat itself!”
Even though Ripstone have now fully funded the core game, if you wish to help out, then both new and existing fans of Achtung! Cthulhu can sign up to fight the good fight by donating additional funds on Kickstarter for extra characters and content to be included within the game.The Kickstarter project smashed its goal in under 3 days and is now battling stretch goals until 4th March 2018.