Tropico developer Haemimont Games will make you the bootleg baron of Atlantic City.
Ahh, sunny Tropico; its beautiful beaches, smiling citizens and picturesque prisons make it truly an island paradise. It’s also about as far away from Atlantic City as you can possibly get, but Tropico developer Haemimont Games have switched locales for this gangster strategy game. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Omerta: City of Gangsters promises to make you the next Scarface. Or possibly some other gangster boss, struggling to make a killing in The World’s Playground.
“Taking the role of a fresh-from-the-boat immigrant,” promises the developer, “with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters.” This version of Atlantic City is intended to be historically accurate, right down to the least landmark, and gameplay is RPG progression through a turn-based-strategy gameplay system. There’s stealth as well as cover-based shooting, “and you can earn ‘clean’ money, or surround yourself in dirty money, earned through criminal activities that range from bootlegging to bank-robbery.” There will be single player as well as competitive and co-op modes.
This will be a PC and Xbox 360 release, sometime later this year; autumn, according to the official webpage. You should check it out, but turn the jukebox on when you do.