Step Inside the World of a Gangster with New Omerta – City of Gangsters Images
Bracknell, UK, 1st June, 2012
o•mer•ta (-mûrt, mr-tä)
A rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about
certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization.
Today Kalypso Media and Haemimont Games are giving players a closer look at their upcoming title, Omerta – City of Gangsters via a new set of images, taken directly from the game. In Omerta – City of Gangsters, players will take on the role of a freshly arrived immigrant who is looking to make a name for himself in 1920’s prohibition-era Atlantic City.
Money is power in the city, and you can earn “clean” money, or surround yourself in dirty money, earned through criminal activities that range from bootlegging to bank-robbery. Keep the police off your back through bribes, or by disguising yourself as a pillar of the community by opening soup kitchens and other civic–friendly businesses. Omerta – City of Gangsters will ship for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC this autumn.
These new screenshots show some of the scenarios the player will face during their rise to power such as setting up a drive-by shooting to eliminate some unwanted competition and sending your henchmen to crash a fundraiser for the local KKK.
Omerta – City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gang’s hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.
The turn-based combat in Omerta – City of Gangsters focuses on the tactical command of “The Boss” and his henchmen. Cover and stealth are essential parts of any shootout in the game. Finding the best vantage point to gun down an enemy, while taking cover from a hailstorm of bullets, can be just as satisfying as sneaking quietly behind a foe and taking him down.
For more information about Omerta – City of Gangsters, please visit http://www.kalypsomedia.com