Release Date and Early Access Journey
Crimson Tactics: The Rise of The White Banner is all set to make its grand exit from Steam Early Access on September 5, 2023. Black March Studios developed the game and initially launched it on Steam Early Access on July 25, 2023. The full release promises an enriched gaming experience with more playable content and refined features.
Gameplay and Storyline
Set in the medieval fantasy Kingdom of Wendalle, the game plunges players into a world teeming with action and political intrigue. Players will find themselves in the dukedom of Swozalta, facing a civil war spearheaded by Duke Arsenio Duran. Your in-game choices will significantly impact the fate of the dukedom, adding a layer of complexity and engagement to the gameplay.
A Nod to Final Fantasy Tactics
Fans of iconic games like Final Fantasy Tactics will find a familiar thrill in Crimson Tactics. The game draws inspiration from classic tactical RPGs, offering a blend of political power struggles, rebellion, and action-packed gameplay.
Unique Features and Customization
One of the standout features is the ability to give characters mounts like horses or dragons. The game offers a variety of classes, including Mage, Knight, Priest, and potentially Necromancer and Ranger. Players can adjust the difficulty based on their performance and even change character classes while retaining abilities. This flexibility allows for unique combinations like Mage/Knight hybrids, catering to various playstyles.
What to Expect in the Full Release
The upcoming full release is packed with over 40 hours of story campaign, more than 15 playable classes, over 3 playable mounts, and 50+ levels. The developers have also polished and revamped several game systems based on community feedback, ensuring a more refined gaming experience.
Pricing and Community
As of the latest update, the game is priced at an incredibly reasonable $29.99 USD on Steam. Considering the depth and breadth of content, this is a steal for tactical RPG enthusiasts. For those looking to engage with the community, there’s an official Discord channel where you can share your experiences and thoughts.
Whether you’ve been a part of the journey since its Early Access days or are new to the world of Crimson Tactics, the full release promises an immersive experience that should not be missed.