Tactical WWII RPG Broken Lines Launches Early 2020

Gaming article by Joseph Allen on Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 14:30
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Tactical RPG Broken Lines has a release window. The game, which aims to examine the horrors of war through an RPG lens, is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in early 2020.

Broken Lines places you in the collective shoes of a squadron of soldiers in an alternate-history World War II. The squadron's plane is shot down and they find themselves deep behind enemy lines. They must battle through a bleak, horrific war-torn landscape in order to defeat their personal demons, keep themselves alive, and finally find their way back home. You can check out the trailer for Broken Lines right here:

Gameplay-wise, Broken Lines espouses the WeGo tactical style. You might recognize this kind of gameplay from games like Frozen Synapse. Both sides issue commands for their squad, and those commands are then executed simultaneously. You can't input any commands after you've given your orders, so you'll need to make sure everything you've ordered your squad to do is exactly what you want. 

Broken Lines will feature destructible cover, as well as realistic ballistics and a camouflage system, to better inform your tactical choices. It'll have a roguelike campaign in which certain things change each time you play. There's also a morality system; if you don't issue the right orders, or if your soldiers deem you to be incompetent, then they might desert your squad. Sounds like this'll be a must-play for fans of XCOM and Frozen Synapse.

You can wishlist Broken Lines on Steam right now. There's no word yet on a definitive release date, and the game doesn't currently have a Switch store page live. We'll bring you more information about this one as we get it. Until then, prepare yourself for what seems like it's going to be an emotional journey.

Will you be checking out Broken Lines when it launches? Which platform are you thinking of getting the game on? Let us know in the comments below!

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