Developer Zen Studios and publisher Saber Interactive have announced Circus Electrique, a unique story-driven role-playing game set in Victorian steampunk London. It’ll release on the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2022.
A team of circus staffers is tasked with saving London when its residents “mysteriously” turn into “vicious killers” – all while ensuring the shows go on. The antagonists include bobbies gone bad, rogue sailors, and “aggressive posh girls” among others.
Circus Electrique utilizes a “Devotion morale system,” which will affect players’ performance in turn-based battles as well as their circus performances. Playable characters include Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Escape Artists, and Clowns. There will be 14 playable characters in total, and each will have various tactical options during battles.
Key features include:
- Electrifying RPG Combat – Test the skills of Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Escape Artists, Clowns, and other classic circus performers – 14 playable archetypes total, each with deep tactical options in battle. Assemble the most ideal combination of acrobatic artists to fight against over-the-top enemies.
- Manage the Greatest Show in Steampunk London – Despite the chaos, the show must go on! Rebuild the circus to its former greatness and beyond, recruiting and training the most talented performers coming in from all over the world. Performers’ skill, chemistry with one another, and overall Devotion combine to determine the monetary success of a single show—and you’ll need every single spare Shilling you can get both for Amelia’s quest and to keep everyone paid and happy.
- A Circus Like No Other – Immerse yourself in a striking world based on vintage circus posters, Victorian-era archetypes and classic steampunk charm.
Check out a trailer below.
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