Today, during the Paradox Announcement Show, Harebrained Schemes announced its brand new game The Lamplighters League and the Tower at the End of the World.
The game is a stylish pulp tactical turn-based strategy game set in an alternate version of 1933. Interestingly, besides the turn-based gameplay, this title also features a real-time infiltration phase.
In this title, players' choices matter and can influence the fate of the world, for better or worse. It's coming for PC and Xbox Series X|S in 2023. It'll also release on Xbox Game Pass.
Below you can check out the announcement trailer showcased during the show. We also saw plenty of gameplay presented by the developers.
We also have an official description directly from Paradox.
Strategy Meets Story, in Style
- Control a team of unique, dynamic characters and get to know their signature tactical abilities and roles in the team. Learn their stories and the world they inhabit by taking them on missions - every misfit brings their own style to the fight through unique moves that can turn the tide of combat.
- Explore a variety of thrilling locales and survey the battlefield before things heat up: sneak past enemies in real-time infiltration gameplay, pick off the stragglers quickly and quietly, and position your squad to get an edge for the fight.
- Use every advantage and dirty trick your agents have up their sleeves in exciting, turn-based combat. Add advanced abilities, gear, and augmentations to your agents to keep pace with the growing threat of the Banished Court!
Race Against the Countdown to Doomsday
- Chase the Banished Court through an alternate-history world of the 1930s, from dockyards and deserts to jungles both urban and wild. Manage your choices at a global level and try to prevent your enemy from advancing their twisted schemes!
- Recruit new allies from the best of the worst: scour the globe for outlaws and outcasts and bring them onto your side before the Banished Court catches them first!
- Every mission earns your team new resources and grows their abilities - but be careful, stress and injury can take their toll!
Harebrained Schemes was founded in 2011 by Jordan Weisman of FASA Corporation fame and Mitch Gitelman, and it released several successful strategy games and RPGs including BattleTech and the Shadowrun franchise. The studio was acquired by Paradox Interactive back in 2018.
During the same event, we saw the announcement of Cities: Skylines II by Colossal Order and the tease of a new The Sims-like game by Paradox Tectonics titled Life by You, on top of plenty of expansions and DLC for the publisher's popular strategy games.