We could be heroes…later this year.
Australian development studio Spitfire Interactive has been working on the superhero turn-based RPG, Capes, but for PC only. They’ve now partnered with Daedalic Entertainment, and Daedalic has announced that Capes will be released on consoles, as well, in 2023.
Gamers of a certain age may recall playing Freedom Force, which also centered around a team of superheroes in tactical RPG combat. That game used real-time tactics, however, whereas Capes will be turn-based.
It was also much sunnier, with visuals inspired by Jack Kirby. Capes takes a much more modern “brooding” approach to its design and story.
Capes is a turn-based superhero strategy game where players assemble a team of unique heroes while fighting to take back their city, now controlled by evil despots. Twenty years ago, the supervillains won. Since then, they’ve created a dystopian city where developing superpowers is a crime and no one has dared oppose them. Until now!
Play across a series of dark and gritty campaigns and patrol assignments, push the story forward, or take time to explore with side missions that unlock more heroes. Complete challenges to earn skill points to increase your hero’s powers and abilities while you learn more about the hero’s lives and backstories.
Capes will allow gamers to:
- Be Mighty: Play as heroic protectors of the innocent, each with unique skills and powers. Master your hero and unleash devastating ultimate abilities!
- Assemble Your Team: Select the right team for the right mission. Combat isn’t based on random numbers, so choose wisely to win the day!
- Level Up: Complete challenging missions and side-quests to improve your heroes with new abilities and powerful upgrades!
- Defeat Evil: Face down vile villains and criminal corporate henchmen. Do you have what it takes to free your city from the clutches of villainy?
No timeframe for release has been provided, but we’ll pass that information along once available. In the meantime, you can learn more about Capes at Steam where a PC demo is available now through February 13th.