Tactics V: “Obsidian Brigade” – Overview

Written by Marcello TBL

Tactics V Obsidian Brigade

Tactics V: Obsidian Brigade is a retro-style tactical turn-based RPG in homage to tactical RPGs from the 90s. Its set in an in-house fantasy setting with lore and magic. Also uses techniques to convert to a 2D isometric look from 3D assets.

Background story

The land of Auria is a fantasy kingdom, where the lesser houses commonly rage war among themselves, but there’s a unifying threat.

You move the Obsidian Brigade about a world map, encountering story through battle.

Key features:

  • Robust combat system (with many mechanics: facing, targeting styles, actions, delayed actions, reactions)
  • World map navigation.
  • >50 hand crafted levels
  • >80 scripted scenes/battles
  • ~12-18 hours of story
  • ~3 hours of optional story
  • 3 ½ tiers of gear/weaponry
  • 13 unique unlockable classes
  • >50 skills (proficiencies, abilities, power casting unlockable)
  • >140 powers (Elemental magic, close range, Archery, Imbue poisons, etc.)
  • Optional cooperative main-game via assigning troops to another controller during deployment.
  • Training option allowing a non-fatal combat to be controlled by player(s) or AI to gain XP and Skill points
  • Optional Alternate top-down perspective available
  • New game plus

About developers

From Nothing Game Studios is a small studio, where everyone has a day job, but loves to make games. This project was made primarily with 4 people on off-hours. You can reach them on twitter: @zaibach333 and

Release date & platforms

Tactics V: “Obsidian Brigade” will be released on Q3 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam (PC, Mac, Linux). The game soon will be in closed beta so developers can gather feedback and suggestions from the community. Remember to check the overview section to learn more about others cool turn-based games.


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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.

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