New Empire of Sin Video Stars John Romero’s Great Grandmother

No child worthy of their salt passes up an opportunity to honor the strong women in their family on Mother’s Day, even the most famous among us. John Romero is working on the upcoming gangster-themed strategy game “Empire of Sin” and, not only did he push out a new game video in celebration of his great-grandmother, but he’s also giving her a starring role in the game.

The video is centered on Elvira Duarte who seems to have been quite a character. According to John, she was a chain-smoking brothel owner, lottery winner, and an avid bird aficionado. Legend says that she strolled about telling jokes to the green parrot on her shoulder that would spout the punchline to each one. For all her eccentricities, Romero felt that she deserved a place in his upcoming game. She has been cast as a playable gun-toting mob boss complete with a unique mob ability called Devil’s Breath. This allows her to control enemies and force them to kill their allies.

Empire of Sin is due out this fall. Learn more on its official site.

More About Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm, and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven game puts players smack dab in the glitz and glamor of roaring 20s all while having them work behind the scenes in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.

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