Publisher Versus Evil and developer Tim Conkling have announced that the turn-based strategy digital board game, Antihero, will release on the 12th of July for PC. The game is set to release on mobile devices some time thereafter.
In Antihero gamers play the part of the feared and revered master thief in a Victorian gas-lit underworld. Using lanterns to upgrade their skills and gold coins to hire a variety of less than pleasant characters to do their dirty work, they have to take over each territory before their opponent does.
The game will include a single player campaign mode, vs AI mode plus two multiplayer modes, Casual Match and Live Match in which turns are timed. Gamers also have a choice to invite a friend or be auto-matched against an opponent.
The Standard Edition of Antihero will roll out at $14.99/€14.99/£11.99. There's also a Deluxe Edition for die-hard thieves and evildoers, which includes the complete game plus the official soundtrack by musician Harry Mack with a contribution bonus track by Steven Gregan. The Deluxe Edition will retail for $19.99.
In addition, those who pre-order the game on Steam can get 20% off the suggested retail price, plus the first DLC pack, "The Book Club" Master Thief Character Pack, for free. This pack contains four Master Thief skins based on well-known literary characters: Miss Alice, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes, and Tiny Tim.