Coin Operated Games give us a deeper look into its upcoming Neo-Victorian RPG Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates with a new story trailer. Check it out below. They also released a number of screenshots also.
In 1899, the coastal cities of the world flooded. In New York City, most people left. But some didn’t. Those people banded together into groups forming their own City-States. Italian immigrants in Little Italy formed the Mano Nera City-State, the police and government workers became the Tammany City-State and so on.
Determined to survive and even thrive in this hostile environment, they turned to the sea for sustenance. What they could not provide themselves, they traded for with the “Mainlanders”. Fresh water pumped into the city through pipes. One day, the water stops flowing through the pipes. As the city watches it’s water reserves run lower and lower, it is you who will attempt to save them…
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates features an original story penned by renowned writer/comic artist Paul Noth.
The game is top-down isometric RPG that takes place in an alternate industrial New York circa 1911. It will use a hybrid Real Time/Turn-based System. Players can enter a “Planning Mode” where they choose actions for each character in their party while combat is paused, and when entering into the “Action Mode” all characters will perform simultaneously, giving players complete control over their party while presenting a streamlined combat system that eliminates waiting for each character to act in sequence.
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates will be available for PC via Steam on October 4th, 2017.