Kalypso Media announced today that Omerta: City of Gangsters has officially gone gold for the Xbox 360 and Windows PC platforms. The turn-based, 1920s gangster-themed strategy simulator hearkens back to the days of Jagged Alliance and X-Com but with a prohibition era Atlanta working as the backdrop to the game.
Mario Kroll, Vice President, Kalypso Media commented in the press release about the game going gold, saying...
“We are thrilled to be able to release yet another great strategy IP with Tropico 4 developer Haemimont,” ... “Omerta – City of Gangsters will let players choose brass knuckles and tommy guns, intimidation or bribes, or a combination of all of these, to carve out their own criminal empires on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.”
You know, I never paid much attention to this game because it has the same name as a browser-based game that was pretty crappy. However, if you can get based the name and theme similarities, Omerta: City of Gangsters from Kalypso is a pretty cool looking game that actually aims to bring back the turn-based genre and advance it in the way that many hardcore sim fans have been asking for since Sir-Tech's Jagged Alliance: Gold. Now I know some of you might be saying “What about Firaxis' XCom?” well, that game isn't bad but it certainly isn't a hardcore turn-based sim. This is not to say that Omerta will fill the void, but here's hoping that it does.
With Omerta having gone gold it means that design and development is complete and that the publishers are prepping the game for distribution and sale.
You can look for the game to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PC on February 12th, next month. Need more information on the game? Feel free to pay a visit to the Official Website.