City of the Shroud Mingles Fighting Game Mechanics in This Real-Time RPG

City of the Shroud is a tactical RPG from Abyssal Arts, and it's coming for PC This Year, while PS4 and Xbox One players will have to wait until 2019.

on March 2, 2018 11:30 AM

The social experiment and real-time tactical RPG from Abyssal Arts mixes fighting game mechanics with that of traditional RPG gameplay. Players can combine powerful abilities into real-time combos using the game’s Combo Wheel. City of the Shroud forces players to execute their enemies using the quick reactions of a fighting game while balancing strategy at the same time.

The peninsular city of Iskendrun has many factions, all of which are teetering on the edge of civil war. Choices by the player will impact the fight for political control, therefore evolving the story with the consequences of each decision the player makes. Hostile creatures pretending to be human have begun appearing throughout this city where nobility controls the government.

One of the five factions can be chosen to show your allegiance. You can manipulate your faction’s influence by completing quests, changing the political structure of Iskendrun. Should a faction be antagonistic or find struggles in creating allies, then it can be completely decimated, evolving the story into an off-the-charts conclusion.

City of the Shroud will be available on Steam during the summer of 2018 for $19.99. The game will have episodic releases every few months via update. Containing all chapters at once, the PS4 and Xbox One will receive City of the Shroud in 2019.

Check out the City of the Shroud trailer below.

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Landon Luthi is a staff writer at DualShockers and has been an avid reader of video game news ever since trying to discover the identity of Sushi-X in the early 90's. He often plays RPGs and is a sucker for Indy games and pixelated platformers. You can usually find him crawling around in modded Arma 3 servers hunting for the elusive Manbearpig.