Revealed during the E3 Nintendo Direct today, Age of Resistance looks like a Dark Crystal-themed XCOM, pitting teams of Gelflings against Skeksis enemies.
What The Game Is
It looks just as you would imagine based on the title: players control squads of units, pulled from the Dark Crystal’s fantasy universe, making moves across a grid-based battlefield. The reveal shows a Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle style grid war with Gelflings fighting, and seems to feature famous characters like various Skeksis or the crazy-eyed fortune teller Aughra, who also appears in the trailer.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will allow fans to delve further into the history and world of Thra as they conduct multi-layered and evolving tactical battles on the side of the Gelfling against the Skeksis. Players will experience living, unpredictable environments that encompasses not only the events and characters of the Netflix series, but new game-exclusive characters, stories, and challenges,” said the director of live services at En Masse Entertainment, Stefan Ramirez.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. It will also come to the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The trailer is available to watch below.