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Paradox announces Xbox exclusive The Lamplighters League, arrives on Game Pass at launch

Paradox Interactive today made an announcement that will please lovers of turn-based tactics: the US studio Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun, Battletech) is working on The Lamplighters League, a turn-based pulp adventure set in an alternative 1930s. The game is coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S, and will be released at launch in Game Pass.

Here is the official information about the game, followed by two movies and a set of images:

Stealthily, steal and shoot in a world of pulp adventures in The Lamplighters League! Traverse a variety of exciting locations around the world and outperform your enemies in turn-based strategic combat, and if you play your cards right, you could save the world.

Harebrained Schemes, the creators of the Shadowrun Trilogy and BATTLETECH, bring you a whole new world set in an alternate 1930s, where a tyrannical cult called the Court of Bandits is about to rule the world. For millennia, all that stood between this sinister cabal and its plans has been a group of heroic scholars known as the League of Streetlights.

Unfortunately, the best of the best has disappeared, so now it's up to the best of the worst.

Recruit a squad of misfits and villains with unique abilities and unforgettable personalities, and chase the banished Court to the edge of the world in a mix of real-time infiltration, turn-based tactical combat, and a character-driven story of adventure and intrigue.

Key features

  • Strategy meets history, with style
    • Control a team of unique and dynamic characters and learn about their tactical skills and roles within the team. Discover their stories and the world they inhabit by taking them on missions: each misfit brings their own style into battle with unique moves that can turn the tide of combat.
    • Explore a variety of thrilling locations and survey the battlefield before the situation heats up: sneak around enemies in real-time infiltration, eliminate latecomers quickly and quietly, and position your squad to gain an advantage in the fight.
    • Take advantage of every advantage and every dirty trick your agents have up their sleeves in exciting turn-based combat. Add advanced skills, equipment, and upgrades to your agents to keep up with the growing threat of the Court of Bandits!
  • Race against the countdown to doomsday
    • Chase the Court of Bandits in a world of alternate history of the 30s, from shipyards to deserts, to urban and wild jungles. Manage your choices globally and try to stop your enemies from carrying out their twisted plans!
    • Recruit new allies from the best and worst: scour the world for outlaws and outcasts and get them to your side before the Court of Bandits catches them first!
      Each mission earns your team new resources and increases their capabilities - but beware, stress and injuries can have their price!
    • Can you stop the Court of Bandits from reshaping the world according to their perverse will? Find out in... The Lamplighters League!
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