Overhype Studios has announced that after almost two years of Steam Early Access development, Battle Brothers has officially launched on Steam. The first game from these Hamburg, Germany based developers, Battle Brothers is a turn-based tactical RPG that features complex management systems and a huge variety in arranging a powerful mercenary squad.
Battle Brothers sends players to an open medieval low-fantasy world in which they are tasked to lead a band of up to twenty mercenaries, each coming with individual skills and properties. With this company of ‘battle brothers’ they explore a dynamically generated worldmap. By taking contracts, hunting for treasures and fighting numerous battles band members improve skills, gain experience points and new abilities. In the complex combat mode the strong AI opponents can only be overcome if players make good use of their mercenaries’ individual strengths and the particular terrain of the battle ground.
“By developing Battle Brothers we first of all have made a game we like to play ourselves. We want to connect with past times when game developers have been passionate gamers, not corporate businessmen”, says Overhype Studios co-founder and managing director Jan Taaks.
Check out the launch trailer below. Battle Brothers is currently available for purchase on Steam for $29.99.