Romero’s mobster shooter, Empire of Sin, is out next year

“The glitz and glamor of the roaring 20s”

A new mobster shooter, Empire of Sin, is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles next year.

The character-driven strategy game set in 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago was revealed via an action-packed trailer during Nintendo‘s E3 briefing earlier today.

The game is being developed by Romero Games and will be published in spring 2020 by Paradox Interactive.

“This exciting strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of Prohibition-era Chicago,” the video description teases.

“It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. As a player, you’ll be smack-dab in the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s, giving you a chance to thrive in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.”

Features include building your own criminal empire, defending and expanding your territory, and wielding your influence to make and break alliances, all of which can be achieved in multiple ways, be that via “violence, business smarts, or city-wide notoriety”.

Players will also be able to explore 1920s Chicago and “interact with a full cast of living, breathing characters, each with lives of their own that inform how they react to what you do (or don’t do)… Schmooze, coerce, seduce, threaten, or kill them to get your way.”