Jagged Alliance: Back in Action coming to Linux and Mac Feb. 14

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, Coreplay’s military-themed hybrid between real-time and #turnbased strategy #games, will be released for Linux and Mac Feb. 14, according to publisher Kalypso Media.

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action takes players to the fictitious country of Arulco, where a ruthless dictator has seized power and only a small group of rebels stand to resist her. Tasked with freeing the island from the dictator’s iron grip, players will command rebel and mercenary forces while using tactical and economic tools to keep troops supplied and ready for the next flight, all while commanding them directly in nail-biting battles.

Back in Action’s innovative “plan & go” combat system combines real-time strategy (RTS) with turn-based elements to guarantee that the intricacies of tactical warfare are rendered in dynamic, exciting gameplay. This challenges would-be commanders to master not only strategy and tactical combat, but also to maximize their team’s capabilities through RPG-like character advancement.

Key features of Jagged Alliance: Back in Action:

  • Engage in a massive non-linear ground campaign to free the oppressed people of the gorgeously-rendered fictitious country of Arulco, assembling your own motley crew of mercenaries to get the job done.
  • Prowess in strategy and tactics is not enough; can you master the intricacies of RPG-like character development, a challenging economy and the logistics to keep your troops supplied – and strike at the right time with the right skills and proper weapons?
  • An innovative “plan & go” combat system combines turn-based planning with dynamic RTS execution.
  • Assemble your own combat squad from over 40 unique mercenaries, each with a detailed personality profile, including likes, dislikes, strengths, weakness and character flaws.
  • Simultaneously control multiple squads to flank the enemy from multiple sides as you try your hand at advanced combat tactics

The game is set in the fictitious island nation of Arulco, where players control a private military corporation filled with mercenaries and rebels set on taking back the island from its evil dictator. Big Moon Studios’ ports will be available free to those who own the Windows version of the game, which is available now for $29.99 on Steam.

Reblogged from: polygon.com

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