[Press Release] Are you ready for the Weird World War – Ripstone Games and developer Auroch Digital have released the first gameplay video of their occult, turn-based strategy game Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics. In the video, Design Director Tomas Rawlings walks players through the opening mission of the game, detailing the mechanics, gameplay and background lore, to show how Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics offers players a unique spin on the WWII turn-based strategy genre.
In this mission, Mademoiselle Dubois and Corporal Singh must make their way behind enemy lines, then move through the deadly forest, crawling with Nazi enemies, in order to get to their rendez-vous point with other members of Charlie Company – Captain Harris and Sergeant Carter.
Launching for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2018, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is based on the wildly successful tabletop RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. The game is set in an alternate history of World War II, where the Nazis’ investigations into the occult have resulted in the summoning of Lovecraftian monsters at their side, that could enable them to destroy the allied forces. Players take control of Charlie Company, an elite band of allied forces, sent in to do the impossible; foil the Nazi plans and turn the tide of war.
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Gameplay
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics utilises a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG mechanics as players embark on a globetrotting campaign against the forces of evil. Each hero character features their own backstory, weapon specialisations and combat abilities to give players an edge in the battlefield. Captain Eric “Badger” Harris is a British Intelligence operative who specialises in experimental weaponry and guerrilla warfare; Ariane Dubois is a French Resistance member who’s bonded with a demonic spirit creature that she can command on the battlefield; Corporal Akhee “The Eye” Singh wields a sentient amulet that can transform him into a whirling cloud of blades; and Sergeant Brandon Carter is a loud-mouthed American soldier with a medallion that imbues his signature Thompson submachine gun, with mythos-fuelled bullets that can tear through the Nazi’s horrifying creations.
Beyond these four main heroes, Charlie Company is joined by the covert ops of Badger’s Commando Unit, and the Native American tribe the The Keijn – or “Pathfinder Demon Hunters” as they’re often known. In the world of Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, all Allied forces fight better in the light. Step into the dark, however, and the forces of evil will grow ever more powerful.