I’m here today to share an insight into our turn-based tactical strategy game Achthung! Cthulhu Tactics, which launches today on Xbox One. Check out the launch trailer above for a closer look at the Lovecraftian horrors that await like tentacles, automatic weapons, creeping insanity, and the Third Reich into a journey into the unknown.
There are two common interests shared by everyone here at Auroch Digital: a love of strategy games and a deep admiration for the mythos of the American author H. P. Lovecraft. So when the opportunity to work with publisher Ripstone and the creators of the original Achtung! Cthulhu board game Modiphius came along, we couldn’t wait to get started. A year or so later and here we are at the end of the project, the whole studio poised to unleash our game to Xbox players across the world.
Acthung! Cthulhu Tactics tells the story of a rough and ready team of commandos and mercenaries. They are investigating reports that the Nazis are raising an occult army of unimaginable horror, bringing evil forces from indescribable non-euclidean dimensions to help them win World War II.
It’s a turn-based experience through forests, factories and underground installations where you’ll be battling both the Nazi forces but also Cthulhu’s own putrid and be-tentacled denizens. It’s quite the trip.
On Xbox One, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics really comes into its own. The sensation of filling your living room with eldritch abominations while you strategize your attacks from the comfort of your own sofa is really the best way to play the game. As an awesome addition for Xbox One X owners, you’ll be able to play the game in magnificent enhanced resolution modes as an Xbox One X Enhanced title. And fear not Xbox One owners; on standard units, we’re still giving you crystal sharp 1080p mythos fuelled terror.
It’s not common for developers to offer a serving suggestion for their game, but if I may: light some candles, draw the curtains, and enjoy supernatural tactics action while these winter nights draw in. Soak up that atmosphere and feel the terror spreading across the globe as Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics launches on Xbox One today.