Romero Games’ Empire of Sin, their newest game about building a mafioso empire, has been hit with a delay. Empire of Sin was revealed in a Nintendo Direct in 2019 and had a planned release for multiple consoles and PC in early 2020 that’s not going to happen now.
“As any good bootlegger knows, good liquor can’t be rushed and the same goes for game development,” said the developer behind the game in an announcement on the delay today. “We appreciate all your support so far, and trust that you understand why choosing quality over speed is important,” continued the news post. “After all, everyone knows you gotta stay sharp to make it in Chicago.”
The development team, Romero Games, partnered with Paradox Interactive to develop a tactical strategy game where the player takes on the role of a dastardly crime boss. The interesting concept of mafia and organized crime has been the subject of many films and entertainment over the years. The video games of the past have also gotten in on the fun.
The core of the gameplay loop centers around taking your crew and building up their illegal earning potential. Set up rackets, cook the books and make some money. With tactical gameplay similar to that of XCOM, this new game will even let you act out furious shootouts over turf and moneymaking opportunities.
As someone who spent a lot of time with games like Gangland when I was younger, I kind of fell in love with the idea of the tactical game set in a crime-ridden world where the player is the boss. Omerta City of Gangers also rekindled this affair in 2013, and I’m eager to see what Empire of Sin has hidden in the backroom.
As of now, Empire of Sin is set to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in fall 2020.