Independent developer Timeslip Softworks, creators of the 2014 strategy action RPG Deadstone, has been busy on its next title inspired by the turn-based strategy games of the 90s. Today, the team announced that Vigilantes will release to Steam Early Access on October 5.
Vigilantes is a turn-based tactical RPG that takes players into the role of Sam Contino, a realist who turns vigilante and becomes the beacon of justice within the crime-ridden Reiker City.
In Vigilantes, you will find a “deep” turn-based combat system as you take on criminal factions in Reiker City. However, in addition to giving crime a proper beating, you will also be expected to perform surveillance and interrogations to collect some decent intel on your targets, learning about their leadership structures and where in the city they are most present.
Sam Contino is also yours to develop through the game’s UPLIFT system, a tree of six statistics, nine skills, and a number of perks. In addition, you will also create a facility to train in, which includes a gym, library, firing range, workshop, and surgery center for crafting buffs and new items.
That’s not all, though! Vigilantes also features a Rival System that makes enemies more powerful should they escape your grasp. It will be up to you how you take down enemies, either lethally or not. Sam’s sanity may just be on the line depending on how you play.
Vigilantes will release for PC, Mac, and Linux on October 5 via Steam Early Access. For more information on the game, you can visit its official Steam page. You can also view the most recent trailer provided below or peruse some of the development diaries that Timeslip Softworks has released on its YouTube page.