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Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace is an upcoming Lovecraftian investigation RPG with turn-based combat
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 4 February 2021, 18:40:08Tags: Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace; Artefacts Studio; Asmodee Digital
Back in 2018, digital tabletop game publisher Asmodee Digital announced that they were producing a game called Mansions of Madness: Mother's Embrace, a videogame adaptation of the of the 2011 Lovecraftian tabletop strategy game Mansions of Madness. That story seemed to have come to a premature end when developer LuckyHammers was forced to shut down in 2019, after having made a bad bet on a partnership with failed publisher Starbreeze. However, Asmodee weren't done with the property and back in October it resurfaced as Arkham Horror: Mother's Embrace, an "investigation game with turn-based combat" inspired by the older board game Arkham Horror. Notably, Arkham Horror's developer is Artefacts Studio, creators of last year's well-received The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk. Yesterday Asmodee released a new gameplay trailer where they outright described the game as an RPG, which means it's definitely time for a newspost. Here's the trailer and accompanying press release:
PARIS - February 3, 2021 - Asmodee Digital, a leader in video game entertainment inspired by board games, today unveiled gameplay in a new trailer for the awaited Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace, the upcoming narrative-driven tactical RPG based on the award-winning Lovecraftian adventure board game. Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace is set to be released Q1 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch for the retail price of $19.99 / 19,99 €. Asmodee Digital has released a new gameplay trailer available here.
This first gameplay trailer showcases how the tactical RPG gameplay of the beloved board game combines with the deep narrative and intrepid characters of the Arkham Horror universe to create a new gameplay experience rich with mysteries to uncover and monsters to fight.
The year is 1926, and a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion, the apparent victim of a heinous murder. Players must pick from 12 of the most iconic protagonists from the Arkham Horror universe, each with a unique skill set, and assemble a team of investigators to uncover the secrets behind this mysterious death.
As investigators face off against Lovecraftian horrors, they will descend deeper into the depths of madness, affecting their level of sanity and causing traumas that will impact the course of their investigation. Along with facing curious science, living nightmares and a sinister cult, players will combat an array of enemies in turn-based combat, all while attempting to retain their sanity. Developed by Artefacts Studio and featuring an original story, Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace plunges players into the engrossing pulp world of 1920s America to combat unseen supernatural and psychological horrors true to the Lovecraftian spirit.
Care about your sanity and make the right choices… the Ancient Ones are preparing their return.
Madness begins when reality departs.
The release date can't be far off. More details are available on the game's Steam page.