Chucklefish’s newest self-developed and published title, Wargroove, follows hot on the heels of the release of Stardew Valley on new platforms. The UK-based independent studio is prepared to launch this new tactical retro-styled game to the world, and have even partnered with Shloc to do so.
For those unaware, Shloc’s body of work includes such hits as the Dragon Quest series, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Last Guardian, and Yokai Watch.
Wargroove, as it arrives, will feature ten different languages, allowing for gamers across the world to enjoy it at once. The languages that will be included from the start are as follows: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. In addition, Chucklefish is committed to monitoring feedback and, depending on the user feedback, will consider adding in even more language options for players to enjoy.
The title is currently set to launch in Q1 of this year. You may think, “Ok, that all sounds good, but what is Wargroove, exactly?”
The answer to this question is that it is a turn-based strategy game for up to four players. You will need to choose a Commander and wage war on battling factions, utilizing your “groove” to strategically sway the fight in your favor. If you so desire, you can design and share your own maps, cut-scenes, and campaign stories online with a set of in-depth easy-to-use editors and customization tools.
The game features more than twelve Commanders to start with across four warring factions. The factions are the Cherrystone Kingdom, Heavensong Empire, Felheim Legion, and Floran Tribes.
Each faction has their own motivations behind the battles being fought, which are explained as you make your way through the Campaign mode. You will also learn more about each character if you battle through the Arcade mode, taking on five different opponents in quick succession.
If you prefer human opponents, then you can play local and online multiplayer with complete rule customization, either head to head or together via co-op.
Those craving tricky challenges will also be pleased to hear that the game features a Puzzle mode, in which you have a single turn to complete a variety of challenges.
Wargroove is currently on track to release for Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One sometime soon. Currently it’s slated for a Q1 2019 release, so that means it should be close. If you want to get a closer look at the game, check out a short gameplay trailer down below.