The developers of the always sunny Tropico series (well, from number three onwards at any rate) are taking their splendid blend of country management and island paradise to a new frontier, that of 1920’s Atlantic City in Omerta – City of Gangsters. Their new game, due this autumn on PC and 360 will give you the chance to build up a criminal empire and take over the city. It sounds quite like Nucky’s adventures in Boardwalk Empire There will be a construction mode where you can build speakeasies, illegal boxing rings and a variety of other shady businesses. More interestingly, there will be a turn-based tactical RPG during gunfights and heists. It all sounds quite exciting, and the chance to get to explore the world made famous in HBO’s TV series, although clearly not based on the show, will be sure to attract some attention. The press release and some more screenshots are located after the break, or you can visit the website for Omerta…which is this Facebook page. Lord only knows what happened to proper websites for games, maybe Facebook is taking over like the mob? Enough rambling, hit the button to read more!
Omerta – City of Gangsters for both Xbox 360 and Windows PC will place players in 1920’s Atlantic City, where they’ll spend their time building a criminal empire in an attempt to dominate the city. Players will construct, buy or take over buildings to turn them into speakeasies, distilleries, illegal boxing rings and much more, as they work to generate income. With dirty money come dirty jobs – and the game switches to a turn-based tactical RPG during blazing gunfights and elaborately planned and executed heists. Unique playable and non-playable characters will perform jobs for you, including spying on, fighting with and even fire-bombing the buildings of enemy gangs.
Omerta – City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gang’s hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.
The turn-based combat in Omerta – City of Gangsters focuses on the tactical command of “The Boss” and his henchmen. Cover and stealth are essential parts of any shootout in the game. Finding the best vantage point to gun down an enemy, while taking cover from a hailstorm of bullets, can be just as satisfying as sneaking quietly behind a foe and taking him down.