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“A game that merges the Real world weather and locations with a robust Turn-based Strategy game, 「X-Tactics」 is truly revolutionary!”  – FamitsuApp

X-Tactics takes place in a world, similar to our own, but one where top-secret government agencies and secret societies, maintain the peace and world order by manipulating the truth, news and many historical events.

X-Tactics puts you the player in the role of the head of X12 one of the top-secret agencies, and at the command of a ragtag cast of secret agents, adventurers and treasure hunters, that risk their lives trying to keep the truth from leaking.
Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 3.28.01 PMWrapped in dark humour and a stylish anime punk art style, X-Tactics brings a new twist to modern conspiracy theories and urban legends.

20140808005823-banner_thefacesX-Tactics differs greatly from other tactical games in that there are not armies, generic characters, or job systems, instead we decided to go with fighting game aesthetics and have designed a unique roster of characters, each with their own unique skills and playstyles, while still giving you the freedom to develop character skill growth to fit your strategies and preferred playstyle.

IMG_8682We want you to think about what you should bring to the table at a detailed level, as you would if you we’re sending highly trained special agents out to fulfil dangerous missions.

Each Agent’s skills are activated by commands formed by combinations of Boosts somewhat like how fighting game commands work. Of course, activating one is great, but for the hard-core player activating 2 or 3 in the same attack is what can make a bit difference!
When we set out to make X-Tactics we didn’t want to make just another tactical game, nor attempt to create some sort of spiritual successor to some other game.
Our goal as developers at Gamkin is to create something new.

IMG_8686X-Tactics is at its heart a game of turn-based tactics, but with dynamics focused on investigating missions and battles in treacherous close-quarters combat, as you might find in an urban setting.

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Your agents won’t be able to take ridiculous amounts of damage to the face, and you will need to keep on the move and play by taking calculated risks to achieve victory rapidly before things get out of control.

A typical mission consists of a series of tactical skirmishes. Where your results, the secrets you find, and environmental conditions will develop each characters own storylines.

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In X-Tactics there are events in which players can partake in. These are updated weekly and contain many different themes such as holiday events like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but also events which are either original or based of other stories like the Cross Files event or the Skynet Genisys event.

Each event has new missions and stories with some even containing new characters. Finishing these missions will give the player the ability to upgrade agents individual skills and in some events unlock alternative versions of characters.