Just below a yr in the past we struck out into unknown territory and introduced Unusual Brigade – our new 1930’s motion journey for one to 4 gamers. Since then we’ve taken the sport on the street, however since PSX (what a improbable present for the PlayStation group) we’ve been silent as, properly, a tomb! However fret now not, adventurers, for it’s time to blow open this dusty sarcophagus and at last unveil the rip-roaring story that drives Unusual Brigade’s marketing campaign, in addition to some vital new gameplay particulars.
The decision to journey awaits …
A Story four,000 Years within the Making
On the coronary heart of Unusual Brigade’s marketing campaign lies Seteki, the Witch Queen. Ruling over Saharan Africa almost four,000 years in the past, her dynasty was so barbaric that she was ultimately overthrown, her darkish temples overturned, and her historical past wiped from the hieroglyphs.
Our story of derring-do begins in 1930’s Egypt the place a reckless novice archaeologist Edgar Harbin tried to jot down himself into archaeological notoriety by discovering the fabled tomb of Seteki, and in doing so unleashed the fallen Queen’s spirit from a millenia-long imprisonment. Luckily for the remainder of the world, Harbin’s expedition had been infiltrated by an agent from a shadowy British organisation who has since gone lacking…
The Unusual Brigade is the nickname given by British Authorities officers to a mysterious arm of the Secret Service. Shaped in 1858 out of the ashes of the East India Firm, the Unusual Brigade was tasked with serving to the world somewhat than exploiting it. As 19th Century know-how and exploration superior ever additional, mankind started to uncover darkish and historical powers that had been lengthy buried… and with good cause!
Recruited from world wide for his or her uncommon abilities by a sure Girl Imelda Webster, the Unusual Brigade travels the world defeating metaphysical menaces wherever they seem.
All That Glitters is Most likely Gold… and Extra!
About 90 seconds into our newest trailer you’ll be able to glimpse a brand new glowing gadget now owned by every participant. These “amulets” are the important thing to the Unusual Brigade’s magical prowess and add a stunning new gameplay mechanic besides. In early incarnations of the sport gamers robotically powered up by defeating enemies, however now they’ve to make use of their amulets to intentionally “take up” souls from enemies and cost up explosive magical assaults, leaving you thrillingly weak as you accomplish that. It feels nice to make use of and provides the sport’s fight a extremely distinctive rhythm!
Treasure clearly performs its half within the trailer, too. I imply the Mummies aren’t going to make use of it are they? Gamers are rewarded with gold for defeating enemies and exploring off the crushed observe. This can be utilized to unlock new weapons and objects between ranges which could be dropped into loadouts at varied workbenches all through every stage.
You’ll need to preserve some pennies in your again pockets nevertheless, as gold will also be spent on limited-time “prototype” weapons such because the the fire-spitting Krakatoa, the ice chilly Chill Burster, and the brain-busting Blunderbuss! And don’t fear, there can be no micro-transactions – that is all for development and enjoyable.
We hope you’ll be part of us on our journey when Unusual Brigade launches on August 28 – however look out for extra dispatches within the meantime!