Time to run these streets in Empire of Sin’s announcement trailer

At Nintendo’s Direct today, we got an announcement trailer for Empire of Sin, a strategy-based game set in the criminal underground of Chicago. In this 1920’s era setting, you’ll slowly grow a criminal empire, taking over the streets and increasing your influence. Players will be able to choose from one of fourteen different characters as they work to become the true leader of the underground. With randomly generated starting conditions, you’ll have to overcome everything thrown at you.

  • Build A Crime EmpireRaise your criminal empire from the ground up in several seedy enterprises (be it speakeasies, union skimming, or casinos) and building a team of loyal mobsters to make your mark on the streets. Once you make a name for yourself, expand your influence by taking over rival territory and adding more ventures to your repertoire.
  • Defend and Expand Territory: If it comes to blows (hypothetically, of course) and your posse needs to send a message, face off in brutal turn-based combat. Recruit your goons strategically to build a strong chemistry within your crew to maximize combat damage and help secure your hold on the city.
  • Explore a Living, Breathing City: Explore the streets of vibrant 1920s Chicago and interact with a full cast of living, breathing characters, each with lives of their own that inform how they react to what you do (or don’t do). Schmooze, coerce, seduce, threaten, or kill them to get your way.
  • Wield Your Influence:Make and break alliances, bribe cops, and trade on the black market to gain an edge and expand the influence of your crime family. Always keep your enemies close and ensure you have a mole on the inside and eyes everywhere.
  • Pursue Multiple Victory Strategies: Whether you make it to the top with violence, business smarts, or city-wide notoriety, there are a number of ways to become King or Queen of Chicago. With various starting conditions and constantly changing crew dynamics, no two playthroughs will ever be the same.

Empire of Sin is set to release in Spring 2020 on PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. We’ve got a fair amount of time before we get to head back to the roaring 20’s, but until then, be sure to check out the trailer above and stay tuned to Gaming Trend for more E3 news.

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