Weird World War game launching for PS4 and Xbox One this month.
Having launched on Steam in October, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is the video game adaptation of the hugely popular tabletop RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. In this occult turn-based strategy game, players are up against a rogues’ gallery of Lovecraftian beings controlled by the Nazis and have to use cunning military tactics, along with some nifty supernatural powers, to save the world. Set in an alternate history of World War II; the Nazis’ investigations into the occult have resulted in the summoning of Lovecraftian monsters. Only Charlie Company, an elite band of allied forces, have a chance of accomplishing the impossible; foiling the Nazi plans to turn the tide of war.
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics utilizes a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG mechanics as players embark on a harrowing campaign against the forces of evil. Each hero character features their own backstory, weapon specialisations and combat abilities to give players an edge in the battlefield.
Captain Eric “Badger” Harris is a British Intelligence operative who specializes in experimental weaponry and guerrilla warfare; Ariane Dubois is a French Resistance member who’s bonded with a demonic spirit creature that she can command on the battlefield; Corporal Akhee “The Eye” Singh wields a sentient amulet that can transform him into a whirling cloud of blades; and Sergeant Brandon Carter is a loud-mouthed American soldier with a medallion that imbues his signature Thompson submachine gun, with mythos-fuelled bullets that can tear through the Nazi’s horrifying creations.
Nina Collins, Producer at Auroch Digital said:
“We always wanted to make a game that combined our love of strategy and Lovecraft. Modiphius presented the perfect opportunity with the original tabletop game, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to adapt it into a video game. We’re thrilled for console players to finally see what all the fuss is about.”
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics launched last month on Steam. American PS4 owners will be the first to get the console version on the 20th of November, European PS4 players shortly afterwards on the 21st, with a worldwide release on Xbox One on the 23rd of November, with a price of £19.99 / €24.99.
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