We announced earlier this month that we’re collaborating with Veteran strategy game developer Auroch Digital and the award-winning table top team at Modiphius to create Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear.
The turn-based strategy game is is set for release on PC later this year, but we’re now excited to share that the game will also be making its way onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Fight the Good Fight
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is a World War II themed strategic role-playing game in which the player controls an army of Allied heroes trapped behind enemy lines trying 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.
The game encompasses an array of unique gameplay features, including an innovative combat system constructed around the theme of light vs darkness. Representing the battle of ‘good vs evil’, 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!”
Twitch and Kickstarter
We have fully funded the core game for release later this year; however 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 broke-though its initial goal in under 3 days and is now battling stretch goals until 4th March 2018.
You can also join the team from Auroch over on Twitch on Thursday 1st March at 5pm GMT / 9am PST where they will be talking about the development process so far and delving into the tabletop-RPG roots of Achtung! Cthulhu.
For more information on Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear take a look at the press kit, which includes pre-alpha environment footage and the evolution of mo-cap footage. Press interested in interviewing the development team at Auroch Digital should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.