Shadowrun and Battletech developer announces turn-based strategy game

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Harebrained Schemes has announced The Lamplighters League, a turn-based strategy game set in 1932. The player must search for “the source of all magic” with a team. The game will be released later this year on PC and Xbox Series consoles.

The game starts with three characters, but later users can expand it to eleven. Each mission allows players to choose three of those characters to take to a mission. Heroes have already died in the world of The Lamplighters League, so the player gets criminals, villains and traitors as ‘heroes’.

The story centers on the Banished Court, a cult that has nearly taken over the world and is in search of “the source of all magic.” In The Lamplighters League, the player must stop the Banished Court. Adventure and intrigue are central to this story, writes the developer.

Developer Harebrained Schemes previously released the turn-based strategy games Shadowrun and Battletech. New to The Lamplighters League is a real-time infiltration phase, where players can explore the game world, map enemies and defeat some enemies in advance. Then the turn-based battle begins.

Publisher Paradox Interactive acquired Harebrained Schemes in 2018. The publisher held an event on Monday, which announced Cities: Skylines II and DLC for Crusader Kings III, among other things. The Lamplighters League will be playable on the Steam Deck, but the developer warns that this platform is not the focus of the company.

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