The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Launches February 4, 2020

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Launches February 4, 2020

Enter the world of The Dark Crystal in a new tactical strategy game from En Masse Entertainment and BonusXP.

I’m David Whitfield, Product Manager at En Masse Entertainment for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics. Today, we here at En Masse Entertainment, along with our friends at BonusXP, are happy to announce that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will be launching worldwide on February 4, 2020!

With The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, our goal was to reimagine the world of The Dark Crystal as a classic, tactical strategy game. The game is shaping up nicely, promising strategic depth for genre veterans, while remaining approachable for those newer to turn-based tactical games. We’re excited that gamers of The Dark Crystal alike will get to experience the fantasy world of Thra by playing through, and going beyond, the events of the Netflix Original series. Players will even encounter never-before-seen playable characters, stories, and environments.

There are over 50 unique turn-based campaign battles in the game that take place across the world of Thra. We’ll allow you to recruit new allies and customize their forces by assigning them jobs and even outfitting them with new equipment. You’ll be able to choose from specific gear, upgradeable abilities, and an expansive job system containing over 15 jobs.

We’re particularly excited with how the characters from the show are turning out, as the team has been working hard to faithfully recreate major characters, including Aughra, the wise and ancient embodiment of Thra; the Chamberlain, the calculating and malicious Skeksis; and Deet, an unassuming caretaker of animals who is the key to the Gelfling’s hopes for rebellion.

The game adds a unique spin on turn-based tactics in the form of dynamic events that will require players to change their strategy on-the-fly and keep them on their toes. We are targeting more than five diverse territories, with each offering the ability to learn more about the Gelfling clans and their histories.

The game will be at PlayStation Store as a digital download on February 4, 2020.

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  • Sweet! I love turn-based tactical combat. I hadn’t heard of this game before, I’m happy it’s coming to PS4.

    Are the Skeksis playable, or are do they only exist as opponents?

    • Happy to hear you’re excited for the game!

      The Skeksis won’t be playable at launch, but we’ve gotten that question a few times – it’s a cool idea! It’s one of our favorite ideas for potential future DLC.

  • Best time of year, imo, to release a digital-only game. Snow’s usually up to my eyeballs so it’s hard to get to the post office to pick up mail – easier to grab a digital-only release while waiting for the spring melt!! Looking forward to picking this up!

  • I freaking love the movie/show!! Count me in if I can play with my favorite characters such as Mother Aughra or Deet! (If you ever release a Skeksis DLC please make Chamberlain or the emperor himself as playable characters please!)

    • We hope you enjoy the game as much as the movie and the series!

      I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will confirm that Deet is playable since she’s one of the first characters on your team :D

  • Is there multiplayer?

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