Aztez, from developer Team Colorblind, is a brutal black and white, with splashes of red brawler coming out on August 1.
The main focus of Aztez is to hammer down all who dare to rise up against the empire’s mighty warriors but there is also a strategy element involved. The recent launch trailer focused on heavy action, but there is much more to know than how to beat up invaders.
You will have the whole Aztec Empire to run as well, and the turn-based strategy aspect is just as important to achieve success. Agents have abilities like finding Resources (the currency) or quelling dissent in occupied cities. Item cards can also be played to generate Resources or find new events, and you will need to prevent the Spanish forces from taking the capital city of Tenochtitlan (pronounced ten-notch-teet-lan).
You can brawl and beat down the threats both internal and external with overwhelming might, but if your strategy is not sound then your warrior’s most heroic efforts are just a wasted effort against inevitable defeat.
Aztez will be first releasing on PC August 1, and later coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita afterward. Also, the game was scheduled to release for the Wii U, but Team Colorblind is hopeful to bring it to Nintendo Switch.