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Crowd-Controlling Turn-Based strategy The Great Villainess Announced

Written by Marcello TBL

The Great Villainess: Strategy of Lily

A groundbreaking partnership between One or Eight, producers of LOST EPIC, WSS playground, the brains behind Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-, and Alliance Arts has resulted in the forthcoming release of The Great Villainess: Strategy of Lily. This unique, crowd-controlling turn-based strategy game is set for release on PC via Steam in 2024.

The Great Villainess: Strategy of Lily

The thrilling narrative places players at the heart of a conspiracy. The King has been brutally murdered, and all evidence points toward the villainess Scarlet. Condemned to death by the Empire, Scarlet manages to cheat death and travel back in time, where she encounters Lily, a master of media and livestreaming in an era devoid of internet.

United by a common enemy, Scarlet, and Lily harness the unlikely power of livestreaming to ignite a revolution against the Empire. Players will need to rely on Scarlet’s cunning and Lily’s media prowess to disinform Imperial forces, manipulate public sentiment and orchestrate a symphony of chaos within the Empire’s ranks.

The gameplay challenges players to leverage media influence to outwit the Empire. They can seize control of the Empire’s sole aerial warship to broadcast misinformation and create diversions to disrupt enemy strategy. Their strategic efforts will culminate in direct confrontations against weakened Imperial forces.

The Great Villainess: Strategy of Lily Combat System

As the rebellion grows, players can expand Scarlet’s ranks by recruiting prisoners of war, convinced by propaganda to join the cause. Building relationships with these recruits, each with their unique story, will boost morale and enhance friendly forces’ abilities.

Daichi Saito, CEO of WSS Playground, emphasizes that The Great Villainess: Strategy of Lily is fundamentally a commentary on mass media’s power. He reflects, “If we can so easily sway public opinion in a world before the Internet, where will the power of media technology go?” He further expressed his anticipation for seeing how players will exploit the enormous press power at their disposal.

The Great Villainess: Strategy of Lily, slated for a 2024 release, will be available in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Below an overview of the game via Steam and Trailer.


A Villain is no less in entertaining a crowd, I bloom this world for you to be proud.
“Flowers of evil” you shall witness. Allow me to give this, from thy Villainess.


The duchess of the Imperial Kingdom, Scarlet, was deceived and falsely accused of regicide, the killing of the King.She was sent to the guillotine, but fate arrives in the form of Lily, who holds the secret of the technology to stream and the best aerial warship the Imperial Kingdom possessed.
Scarlet deems her once home, now an enemy. With the trusted aerial warship that carries the ability to “Broadcast”, she manipulates the vast military force of the Imperial Kingdom.
The battle to conquer everything, begins.

A Turn-based Strategy Game

A strategy game where you control the rebellion lead by the Villainess.Conquer a continent drawn in voxel-based art and defeat the Imperial Kingdom.

Control the crowd with “Streaming”

With the aerial warship only your allies can use, you can control the battlefield through streaming.By instigating and distracting, you can secure routes to proceed and cover better grounds for battle.

Capture commanders and boost your army

By using the capture skill on the enemy commanders, you can convert them to your ally.At the beginning, there is a vast difference in the power of the armies, it is crucial to utilize even your foes.

Converse with your allies and bond with them

Each of your allied units have unique episodes, and you are able increase trust amongst them.The perks of increased trust leads to stronger units and sometimes new abilities.

Staff members

Main Character Design: Rolua (Nijisanji) ▽▲TRiNITY▲▽1st Album『PRiSM』Cover art, 『Ready Steady』 (Giga) MV illustration, pixiv supervised illustration art book 『VISIONS EDGE ILLUSTRATORS BOOK Evil & Power』 (KADOKAWA) Cover illustration etc.)Planning and production: WSS playground (『NEEDY GIRL OVERDOSE』『Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-』)


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.