En Masse Entertainment announces The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
strategy/RPG coming to Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch later
this year. This is a tie-in with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
television series coming to Netflix on August 30th. The
Dark Crystal website
is home to this project, and it offers
look at what to expect. Here's the announcement:
En Masse Entertainment,
a player-focused publisher dedicated to delivering great games and service,
announced it will publish The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, a new
multiplatform strategy RPG based on the forthcoming series from Netflix.
Launching in 2019 and globally licensed in partnership with Netflix, the game
will offer fans the opportunity to step into the fantasy world of Thra by
playing through the events of the series and beyond, experiencing new
characters, story elements and environments. Currently under development at
BonusXP and targeting a 2019 release, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Tactics will release for Nintendo Switch™, the PlayStation®4 entertainment
system, Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and PC/Mac.
In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, players will return to Thra to
lead the heroic Gelfling as they seek to restore light to the world and fulfill
the prophecy. Over the course of 80 unique, turn-based campaign battles, players
will recruit new allies and customize their forces, opposed at every step by the
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will allow fans to delve further
into the history and world of Thra as they conduct multi-layered and evolving
tactical battles on the side of the Gelfling against the Skeksis,” said Stefan
Ramirez, Director of Live Services at En Masse Entertainment. “Players will
experience living, unpredictable environments that encompasses not only the
events and characters of the Netflix series, but new game-exclusive characters,
stories, and challenges.”
The expanded world of Thra in the game contains diverse territories, each
offering the ability to learn more about the Gelfling clans and their histories.
In turn-based combat, players lead the Gelfling resistance by using guile,
planning, and cunning. Units can be customized for specific fights with gear,
upgradeable abilities, and an expansive job system. Dynamic events on the
battlefield, which can create opportunities or put the Gelflings at a
disadvantage, may necessitate rapid changes in strategy to keep players on their
toes. Thus, battles are highly replayable, and after completing the game players
can also challenge a New Game+ mode with more difficult versions of the battles.
Fans will finally be able to re-visit the fantasy world of Thra when The Dark
Crystal: Age of Resistance debuts on Netflix on August 30, 2019. The Dark
Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will arrive on game platforms later in 2019.
More game details will be revealed in the coming months.