Ever wanted to run a city wide criminal organization but without the constant paranoia and threat of danger? Well, Kalypso Media is going to let you build a crime syndicate and rule over Atlantic City in Omerta – City of Gangsters. You won’t be able to start as the boss though. You’ll work your way up from the bottom. Along the way you’ll start forming your own gang to take territory from other gangsters until you’re the big boss.
Omerta will be a simulation game with turn based combat. It sounds like an interesting mix of managing your growing empire and completing combat missions. There looks to be a lot of variety to the missions. From Kalypso…
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.
Check out the teaser trailer for Omerta below.