Othercide, a Tactical RPG Horror Game, Nears July 28th Release

Image: Lightbulb Crew

The tactical RPG horror genre is not exactly a crowded space in the gaming arena. Some may not have even known it was a thing at all. Developed by Lightbulb Crew and published by Focus Home Interactive, Othercide will be released upon an unsuspecting world in a couple of weeks. Eurogamer likened it to “when XCOM meets Dark Souls.”

Descend into Humanity’s last hope. The Daughters, echoes of the greatest warrior to ever live, are all who stand before Suffering and death.

Lead your army of Daughters to battle. Your prowess in combat will shape their abilities and personality. Make the toughest decision and sacrifice one to heal another – survivors will get stronger, ready to fight the next battle.

Othercide is a horror-themed turn-based strategy game where the lore and game mechanics are tightly intertwined to deliver a twisted, dark, and challenging experience. Enter a brutal world under assault from terrifying creatures from another dimension, hold back the tide with limited resources, and endure brutal conditions in a visually stunning world.

Combat is an intricate dance of spectacular actions and counters: plan ahead of time and set up impressive chains of abilities to outsmart the enemy. Fight in epic boss battles against the sources of Suffering – dread creatures pulled from the worst of Humanity’s crimes against itself.

Game Details

  • Lead, evolve and sacrifice your army
  • Outsmart nightmarish creatures in a spectacular Tactical RPG
  • Endless combat possibilities with the Dynamic Timeline System
  • A deep and complex narrative
  • Failure is not the end. Return with lost powers to face a new nightmare

The folks over at DSOG have also taken note, as Othercide gravitated to being a turn-based strategy game during development. There are various videos on the site’s developer blog and YouTube. Some are age restricted due to the nature of the game. Othercide will launch for PC and Xbox One on July 28th. Currently, Steam has a 15-percent-off pre-order promotion for $29.74. PC system requirements have not yet been announced. PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions are expected to follow later this summer.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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