Break On Through to the Othercide Next Month
Before I can say anything about the graphics, the gameplay, or anything else related to Othercide, I want to thank whoever gave the game that name so I could write that specific joke into the title.
However, I also want to thank Lightbulb Crew, developers of Othercide, for the game itself. If you’re looking for stunningly beautiful tactics that feature demons, angels, and a dying humanity then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll take control of three angels (who are actually just three of the same person but also all their own people? jsut go with it) who are charged with the rather difficult task of saving humanity from a group of demons known as Suffering. They’ll take up sword, ax, and guns in an effort to destroy Suffering, and you’ll guide them along their journey in turn-based tactical combat. The trick with Othercide is that it uses a unique initiative system to wind up attacks. Play smart to land powerful coordinated combos and get through encounters without taking damage. Which is super important, since the only way to heal in Othercide is to sacrifice your warriors and feed them to the rest of your team. Life is tough in the greyscale otherworld…
You can always use some tactical goodness in your life, and even better this is absolutely beautiful goodness. The game employees a stunning gray scale effect, with a lovely splash of red when it looks best. From flowing scarfs to blood splatters you can be sure that when you decapitate a demon you’ll look good doing it. Combine this with surreal shots and moments, and Othercide looks like it won’t just please in the gameplay department, but in the looks as well.
The best part? It’s out soon. Publisher Focus Home Entertainment has announced that Othercide will be launching on July 28th, 2020. The game will cost $35 at launch, but if you pre-order the game you can get 15% off. You can also get the game bundled with an art book and the original soundtrack. Considering how insanely lovely the art is, this is probably a good move.
If all of this sounds good to you, you can add Othercide to your wishlist here. The game will also be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the same day, with a Nintendo Switch version following later in the year. If you want to learn more about the game, check out the interview we did with Anders Larson at PAX East 2020!