The Weird World War Begins – Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Available Now on PlayStation 4 and Later this Week on Xbox One, and soon a Nintendo Switch release is to follow.

Press release:
Liverpool, United Kingdom – November 21st, 2018 – Developer Auroch Digital and publisher Ripstone Games today announced that its Weird World War game “Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics” is now available in Europe on PlayStation 4, with the Xbox One release on November 23rd, priced at €24.99/£19.99. A special 25% launch discount is available for PlayStation Plus owners in Europe. A Nintendo Switch release will follow.

Having launched on Steam in October, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is the video game adaptation of the hugely popular tabletop RPG from Modiphius Entertainment. In this occult turn-based strategy game, players are up against a rogues’ gallery of Lovecraftian beings controlled by the Nazis and have to use cunning military tactics, along with some nifty supernatural powers, to save the world.

Set in an alternate history of World War II; the Nazis’ investigations into the occult have resulted in the summoning of Lovecraftian monsters. Only Charlie Company, an elite band of allied forces, have a chance of accomplishing the impossible; foiling the Nazi plans to turn the tide of war.

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics utilizes a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG mechanics as players embark on a harrowing campaign against the forces of evil. Each hero character features their own backstory, weapon specialisations and combat abilities to give players an edge in the battlefield.

Captain Eric “Badger” Harris is a British Intelligence operative who specializes in experimental weaponry and guerrilla warfare; Ariane Dubois is a French Resistance member who’s bonded with a demonic spirit creature that she can command on the battlefield; Corporal Akhee “The Eye” Singh wields a sentient amulet that can transform him into a whirling cloud of blades; and Sergeant Brandon Carter is a loud-mouthed American soldier with a medallion that imbues his signature Thompson submachine gun, with mythos-fuelled bullets that can tear through the Nazi’s horrifying creations.

“We’re so happy that Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics has launched on PS4 and Xbox One,” said Nina Collins, Producer at Auroch Digital. “We are extremely pleased with the console releases, we made sure to build them to feel great with a controller, we hope players enjoy their time in the incredible world of Achtung! Cthulhu.”

Watch the Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics developer walkthrough here: https://youtu.be/DJu_kOWFBqE

Key features:

Tactical Combat: direct a squad of allied heroes in innovative turn-based ground battles.
Momentum System: perform well in combat by racking up kills and executing critical hits to earn Momentum and turn the tide of battle in your favour.
Light vs Dark: harness the power of the light to expose and suppress the spawn of Cthulhu hiding in wait in the oppressive darkness.
AP System: every decision is important and the Action Point System gives you the flexibility to put as much emphasis into heavy combat or nimble movement as you like.
Psychological System: witness too many horrors of war and watch as your unit’s sanity begins to unravel mid-fight.
Build Your Team: characters have unique skills that can be unlocked and levelled up in different ways, and weapons can be modified to give a variety of benefits. This lets you customize your squad to better vanquish Nazi scum.
Weird World War: explore the Lovecraft-meets-WW2 universe of Achtung! Cthulhu like never before with Mythos-inspired enemies and a story-driven campaign handcrafted by John Houlihan which ties directly into the pen and paper roleplaying game narrative.

About Auroch Digital
Founded in 2010, Auroch Digital is a Bristol-based indie development studio that works both on original titles and work for hire projects, specializing in strategy games. Prior works have included Ogre, Last Days of Old Earth, and the Chainsaw Warrior series. It’s now working on the video game adaptation of UK Games Expo and Ennies winning tabletop strategy game Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics.

About Ripstone Games
Ripstone® is a global independent video games label founded in 2011 by game and film industry veterans. They fully fund the development, distribution and marketing of video games made by elite creative teams. They have financed and published 17 games across 45 SKUs, with global sales of over 10 million units.

Ripstone’s back catalogue includes Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, Pure Pool, Pure Hold’em and Chess Ultra. At their home in Liverpool, England they also have a world-class internal development team, whose credits include Plague Inc, Chess Ultra and The Spectrum Retreat.

The whole company focuses on providing a total, personal support service for developers, empowering them to make the very best PC and console games, ensuring gamers know about them, then rewarding the teams for success. They are particularly noted for their outstanding ability to nurture new and small developers. www.ripstone.com

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