Zen Studios Developer and Publisher Saber Interactive have announced Circus Electric, a unique story-driven role-playing game set in Victorian steampunk London. It will be released in 2022 on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
A team of circus workers is tasked with saving London when the residents “mysteriously” turn into “cruel killers” – all while keeping the shows going. The antagonists include bobbies gone bad, rogue sailors, and “aggressive chic girls.”
Circus Electric uses a “Devotion morale system”, which will influence players’ performance in turn-based battles as well as their circus performances. Playable characters include Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Escape Artists, and Clowns. There will be a total of 14 playable characters, and each will have different tactical options during combat.
The main features include:
- Exciting RPG Battles – Test the skills of Strongmen, Fire Blowers, Escape Artists, Clowns and other classic circus performers – 14 playable archetypes in total, each with deep tactical options in combat. Assemble the most ideal combination of acrobatic performers to fight against over-the-top enemies.
- Manage the best show in Steampunk London – Despite the chaos, the show must go on! Rebuild the circus to its former greatness and beyond, recruiting and training the most talented performers from around the world. The performers’ skills, chemistry, and overall dedication combine to determine the financial success of a single show – and you’ll need every extra Shilling you can get, both for Amelia’s quest and to keep everyone paid and happy.
- A circus like no other – Immerse yourself in a striking world based on vintage circus posters, Victorian archetypes and classic steampunk charm.
Watch a trailer below.