Trailers are tricky things to get right, but the reveal trailer for Othercide, a gothic tactical RPG due out this summer, absolutely nails it.
That is slick and creepy, with the game’s use of limited colour really helping drive the presentation. I’m interested in seeing what the combat is like, with dynamic turn system that plays host to attacks, counters, and interrupts.
Need higher stakes? There’s permadeath…
Here’s the press release:
Focus Home Interactive & Lightbulb Crew’s Othercide Coming This Summer
Fight, fall and rise again in this horror-inspired tactical RPG for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC
PARIS – Feb. 21, 2020 – Focus Home Interactive and Lightbulb Crew have revealed that the gothic tactical RPG Othercide will come to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC this summer. Othercide marries the dark art design and world-building of the horror genre with the deep systems and challenges of a strategy game for a truly gripping experience.
Combat in Othercide is a spectacular dance of actions and counters built around a dynamic turn system. Command an army of Daughters, haunting echoes of the greatest warrior to ever live, in deadly battles against horrific dread creatures and bosses birthed from the worst of humanity’s crimes. Interrupt enemy attacks while planning and setting up your own chain of actions later in the timeline to perform devastating assaults on your foes.
Othercide’s visually stunning universe is ruthless: you’ll face deadly missions, roguelite features like limited resources and permadeath, and the difficult decision to sacrifice one Daughter to make another stronger. Your prowess in combat will decide the fate of your Daughters, shaping their stats, abilities and personalities for better or worse, evolving over time into a reflection of your actions.
Othercide will be showcased at PAX East at the Focus Home Interactive booth (#29017) from February 27 to March 1. For more information on the game, check out https://www.othercidegame.com.