Have you ever puzzled what Darkest Dungeon can be like if featured a neo-Victorian circus troupe battling murderous zombies within the streets of steampunk London? That’s a fairly particular addition to the ol’ wishlist, but when that is what you need then Circus Electrique is perhaps simply the factor.
Circus Electrique options components of story-driven RPG, tactical fight, and, sure, circus administration sim. It follows the adventures of a cast of traditional circus performers—strongmen, escape artists, clowns, and extra—as they battle to save lots of town from the ravages of the Maddening, a supernatural upheaval that turned 1000’s of harmless residents into vicious murders.
It was first introduced in late 2021, however as we speak we have got our first in-depth have a look at precise gameplay, and it does bear a resemblance to Darkest Dungeon: A celebration of 4 characters (chosen from an eventual whole of 15 classes) line up in opposition to similarly-arrayed enemies and interact in turn-based fight, exchanging particular strikes and skills till one aspect comes out on prime.
Positioning and morale additionally play a giant function in battles, and so does the psychological state of your particular person fighters: If the morale of any of your characters falls too low, they will really run away from the circus, leaving you to seek out (and prepare) a alternative, or attempt to get by with out.
And as a result of the show should go on, nicely, the show should go on: You’ll even be answerable for planning and executing nightly reveals with the intention to earn cash to maintain your performers paid and pleased. And extra than simply that: Your final objective is to determine how the Maddening began, and the right way to cease it, and that can value cash too.
Circus Electrique is predicted to be out later this 12 months on Steam and the Epic Games Store. For now, you will discover out extra at playcircuselectrique.com.