Few studios play their respective games as well as Mimimi. From Shadow tactics until Desperados 3they have proven to be the master of the modern stealth tactics game, and in 2023 they will be back with an all new game, this time about pirates.
This is Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew, which will be out by the end of the year. It won’t take long in the trailers below to see some familiar things: the mix of real-time action combined with stealth tactics and special powers is something Mimimi has perfected over the last decade, and after using some magic in their last game, they are now fully committed to it.
Here’s the game’s reveal trailer:
And, more conveniently, here’s the game’s debut gameplay trailer:
Aside from the obvious thematic shift, from one colorful era in history to another, this will all look like all known to fans of Shadow tactics and Desperados 3. Which, let’s be clear, is a very good thing. Those two games have come as close as games can perfect a genre, so Shadow Gambit will mess with things on the edges of the Mimimi experience, not make large-scale changes.
Shadow Gambit will be released on PC, Xbox and PlayStation in late 2023. And if you think I’ve been more hyperbolic than usual when talking about these games, know that I have good reason. Here’s how me packaged my impressions of Desperados 3:
I can’t say enough about Desperados 3. It’s almost the perfect stealth experience, tense but not terrifying, powerful but not easy (it gets really hard in parts), and if this is the family tree Mimimi is building for herself this space, I can’t wait to see what comes next.