Hamburg-based game developer Overhype Studios has announced that its turn-based strategy RPG Battle Brothers will launch on the 24th of March.
Battle Brothers sends players to an open medieval low-fantasy world in which they are tasked to lead a band of up to twenty mercenaries, each coming with individual skills and properties. With this company of 'battle brothers' they explore a dynamically generated worldmap. By taking contracts, hunting for treasures and fighting numerous battles band members improve skills, gain experience points and new abilities.
Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat. In the complex combat mode the strong AI opponents can only be overcome if players make good use of their mercenaries' individual strengths and the particular terrain of the battle ground.
"By developing Battle Brothers we first of all have made a game we like to play ourselves. We want to connect with past times when game developers have been passionate gamers, not corporate businessmen," said Overhype Studios co-founder and managing director Jan Taaks.
Battle Brothers has been in development for almost two years in Steam Early Access. As of today, more than 1,600 user reviews with a 94 percent average bear testimony to the game's great popularity with the Steam crowd.