Othercide Is Revealed & Will Bring A New Style Of Tactical RPG


A new tactical RPG, Othercide, is revealed here with some new gameplay mechanics for the genre and a short wait for Othercide to launch

PAX East has not even fully kicked off yet, but that does not mean we will not get to see some of the reveals that will be coming just as we have for Othercide here. This would be the latest title from Lightbulb Crew coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC this summer. Also another in the interesting line of titles that Focus Home Interactive has lined up in general. I will not complain, as it gives us all fun titles to play and given how Othercide looks, it will be right up my alley. It has also felt like Tactical RPGs are so few and far between in the gaming space that I will take every one of them that we can get.

While we do not have any actual gameplay to look at for Othercide right now, we do have screenshots, the idea behind it is that you will be playing as the "Mother" to some of the best warrior daughters in history. All of which have been set out to explore a dying timeline and the Suffering that is going on out there. The bigger twist being that each win or loss will shape the warriors as they move along in Othercide. Also, to heal others we will have to sacrifice daughters to bring others back up. So it sounds like there might be some level of perma-death in the game. That is how it reads and it could be an interesting shift for how it will all go.

Othercide — Reveal Trailer

Lead the army of reality against the Others, terrifying forces from beyond known dimensions, in Othercide, the new tactical RPG from Lightbulb Crew and Focus Home Interactive, due this Summer on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Explore a dying timeline and discover the secrets of the City and the Suffering bred within it. Lead, evolve and sacrifice your army of Daughters, echoes of the greatest warrior to ever live, in deadly battles against the Others and Suffering across battlefields brought to life by a unique artistic direction. Get just a taste of this incredible new universe in the Reveal Trailer.

Combat is an intricate dance of spectacular actions and counters: using the Dynamic Timeline System, plan ahead of time and set up impressive chains of abilities to outsmart and outdamage the enemy. Fight in epic boss battles against the sources of Suffering — dread creatures pulled from the worst of Humanity’s crimes against itself. Each world-shattering boss bring their own twist to a tale told through fleeting memories solidifying to a full, tragic narrative about the Mother and how this dreaded reality came to pass.

Your prowess in combat will decide the fate of your Daughters, shape their abilities and personality. Cowardice will be punished, barely surviving will leave scars, and particularly efficient dispatching of the creatures sent against you will be rewarded, permanently affecting their stats. Memories, obtained from re-enacting the actions of their progenitor, change and improve each skill through customization, making your army truly your own. Inevitably, you'll need to make the toughest decision and sacrifice one of your Daughters to heal another — survivors will get stronger, ready to fight the next battle.

You will fight. You will fall. You will rise again.

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What do you think about Othercide based on what we have here and now? Do you think it will improve upon the Tactical RPG setup that we normally get or will the gimmick turn more off than on? What do you think about the art style of the game and does it jive with you as it does me? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. For more on Othercide, be sure to keep checking in here. We will bring you everything that we can find for the game and hopefully not let you down.