Kalypso’s upcoming crime-empire-building sim Omerta – City of Gangsters has been announced for the 360. The console release will join a previously announced PC version when it launches this autumn. Developed by Haemimont Games, creators of Tropico, Omerta will send players back in time to the 1920s and put them in the shoes of an ambitious, newly arrived immigrant who gets his start as a small-time crook in Atlantic City.
The goal is to climb the criminal ladder by taking on riskier jobs and eventually forming and expanding a gang. A real-time system will be used to manage the syndicate by ordering about its members and running its businesses, spreading the gang’s influence throughout the city, while a turn-based system will be used for combat.
Omerta – City of Gangsters for both Xbox 360 and Windows PC will place players in 1920′s Atlantic City, where they’ll spend their time building a criminal empire in an attempt to dominate the city. Players will construct, buy or take over buildings to turn them into speakeasies, distilleries, illegal boxing rings and much more, as they work to generate income. With dirty money come dirty jobs – and the game switches to a turn-based tactical RPG during blazing gunfights and elaborately planned and executed heists. Unique playable and non-playable characters will perform jobs for you, including spying on, fighting with and even fire-bombing the buildings of enemy gangs.
Official Site: KalypsoMedia.com – Omerta – City of Gangsters