Paradox Interactive and Romero Games announce Empire of Sin
, a strategy game set
in prohibition-era Chicago that's coming to Windows, macOS, and consoles in
spring 2020. The Empire of Sin
is already online, offering screenshots and
. John Romero wants to make you his pitch:
Paradox Interactive and Romero Games have today announced Empire of Sin,
a character-driven strategy game set in 1920s Chicago. Players build their own
ruthless criminal empire as one of 14 distinct bosses vying to run the seedy
underworld of organized crime in the city. With randomly generated starting
conditions, players will have to adapt to survive and do whatever it takes to
outsmart, out-gun and outlast their opponents. Empire of Sin will be coming to
PC, Mac, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation consoles in Spring 2020.
Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts
you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era
Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of
the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven,
noir-inspired game puts players smack-dab in the glitz and glamor of the roaring
20s, letting them thrive in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.
- Build A Crime Empire: Raise your criminal empire
from the ground up in several seedy enterprises (be it speakeasies, union
skimming, or casinos) and building a team of loyal mobsters to make your
mark on the streets. Once you make a name for yourself, expand your
influence by taking over rival territory and adding more ventures to your
- Defend and Expand Territory: If it comes to blows
(hypothetically, of course) and your posse needs to send a message, face off
in brutal turn-based combat. Recruit your goons strategically to build a
strong chemistry within your crew to maximize combat damage and help secure
your hold on the city.
- Explore a Living, Breathing City: Explore the
streets of vibrant 1920s Chicago and interact with a full cast of living,
breathing characters, each with lives of their own that inform how they
react to what you do (or don’t do). Schmooze, coerce, seduce, threaten, or
kill them to get your way.
- Wield Your Influence: Make and break alliances,
bribe cops, and trade on the black market to gain an edge and expand the
influence of your crime family. Always keep your enemies close and ensure
you have a mole on the inside and eyes everywhere.
- Pursue Multiple Victory Strategies: Whether you
make it to the top with violence, business smarts, or city-wide notoriety,
there are a number of ways to become King or Queen of Chicago. With various
starting conditions and constantly changing crew dynamics, no two
playthroughs will ever be the same.