Cardboard Utopia announced the release date for their KickStarted tactical RPG Children of Zodiarcs, coming to PlayStation 4 and PC on July 18.
The game features a grid based battlefield reminiscent of Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics. However, to add a unique system the players will be able to customize decks of cards that allow them to attack and heal as well as roll dice for a chance at making their action more powerful.
The developer details the game’s premise:
At the heart of an evil empire, a group of young outsiders rebel against the corrupt system that holds them down.
Professional thieves on the trail of an ancient relic, the group infiltrates the glittering halls of a corrupt noble’s private chambers in pursuit of their target, narrowly escaping the wrath of the city guards at every turn. Desperate to find an escape, they seek refuge in the city’s seamy slums and brave the sunless pits of the underworld. Out to get them are heavily armed city guards, rival gangs and psychotic families of subterranean cannibals. Abandoned by the system and used by selfish criminals, these young companions will be forced to come to terms with their own reality. But be warned – in the world of Children of Zodiarcs, no one escapes unscathed!
You can watch the the announcement trailer below: